Anita Balakrishna (she/her)
Director, Equity, Diversity & Inclusivity
Office of Inclusion & Diversity, Temerty Faculty of Medicine
Anita Balakrishna is currently serving as the Director, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion at the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine. Anita is a lawyer and educator with a human rights background. She has focused on a social justice based practice, providing legal advocacy, education, and law reform activities alongside low-income and other underserved communities through her work at the Human Rights Legal Support Centre, the South Asian Legal Clinic of Ontario and the Rexdale Community Legal Clinic. Besides being very involved in social justice work, Anita is a trained yoga teacher and yoga therapist interested in exploring ways to incorporate diverse yoga practices into healing and wellness with individuals, workplaces and organizations.
CFD Program Faculty: Stepping Stones