Harman Singh Kandola is a passionate advocate for social justice and anti-racism activism. Harman was born and brought up in Edmonton to immigrant parents who came to Canada from Punjab, India in the early 1970’s. Having spent all his life in the City of Edmonton, Harman worked his way through university, earning a Bachelor of Commerce and a Juris Doctor (JD) from the University of Alberta.
Beginning as a grassroots organizer, Harman has experience as a political organizer at both the provincial and municipal levels. Navigating systemic barriers and racism has driven Harman to commit to contributing to more inclusive, accessible, and equitable communities. Harman feels privileged to continue to break down barriers for vulnerable communities through serving on the EMCN board.
Currently, he is a Partner at Shourie Bhatia LLP, a full-service law firm where he specializes in commercial litigation. He is also the Vice President for the World Sikh Organization of Canada, and serves on the City of Edmonton’s Antiracism Advisory Committee.
Harman has been a member of EMCN board since 2019 and he served as the Board Secretary for the term 2020-2021.