||Michelle Farrell, Director of Diversity, Equity and Ethics, Ontario Provincial Police
Michelle is moderating “Whose Rights? What’s Right” on October 25th.
Michelle is the daughter to parents from Trinidad & Wales. Sister to two talented women (an elementary school principal and an engineer). And, mother to one wonderful son.
Michelle is called to the bars of Ontario and New York. She is currently the Director of Diversity, Equity and Ethics with the Ontario Provincial Police. In that role, she provides strategic advice, expertise and recommendations to the executive on matters including training and education, human rights and policy development. As part of her mandate, she develops and fosters effective relationships with both external organizations and community members. Prior to her current position, Michelle served as Counsel and the first Ethics and Equity Advisor to the Chief of the Toronto Police Service. She has worked in policing since 2004 and spent the first seven years of her legal career as a tax litigator with the Department of Justice.
Michelle is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario and the University of Ottawa Law School (cum laude). She is a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (Civil Rights Committee), Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (Ethics Committee), the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police (Diversity Committee) and the Canadian Bar Association.
Michelle serves on the Board of Directors of the Alzheimer’s Society of Toronto. She is also a classically trained soprano and serves on the Board of Toronto’s acclaimed Nathaniel Dett Chorale