Manvir Bhangu

Special guest

Manvir Bhangu is the Founder and Executive Director of the non-profit organization, "Laadliyan", Celebrating Daughters. Recently, Manvir received an award from the Brampton Board of Trade as one of Brampton’s Top 40 under 40 for her outstanding work in her community. While Manvir balances her non-profit, by day she is a Newcomer Youth Settlement Worker for Malton Neighbourhood Services helping youth educationally, personally, and developmentally.

Born in Toronto but having grown up in Brampton, Manvir noticed an imbalance in the dynamic of daughters and son's in the Punjabi culture which sparked her desire to complete two degrees, a double major in Human Rights and Human Diversity at Wilfred Laurier U, and her masters in Globalization and the Human Condition at McMaster U. Building off of this passion to rewrite the backwards concept of son preference, Manvir took on a role as a research assistant/note taker for a research study on son preference in the Indo-Canadian immigrant community through St. Michael's Hospital.

Among many other experiences/skills, Manvir was a special projects research intern at United Way of Peel Region in 2017, was a TA at McMaster U, a community champion and translator for the Regional Diversity Roundtable in Peel, a mentor for the Young Leaders Council at United Way, the former president of the Laurier Chapter of Amnesty International, the president of the Human Rights Association at Laurier and she is a part time tutor through Tutor Doctor.

Manvir Bhangu has been a guest on 1 episode.