Punjabi Community Health Services (PCHS) Calgary is an established standalone non-profit society modelled on the very successful Punjabi Community Health Services operating in Ontario. PCHS Ontario is a not for profit charitable organization and is a pioneer in the cross-cultural understanding of providing health and social services in our diverse Canadian population.
Develop a robust and sustainable Governance Model
Understand the goals and challenges of the South Asian community.
Provide culturally and linguistically appropriate programs and supports to promote healthy, happy and successful families.
Develop equitable partnerships with community agencies to foster collaborations for thriving communities.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
MEENU AHLUWALIA, CHAIR
Meenu is a member of the Canadian Bar Association Alberta branch, and of the International Trade-mark Association. She practices law in the areas of Intellectual Property Law, Immigration Law, corporate immigration, and Corporate and Commercial Litigation. Meenu completed an undergraduate degree in cell, molecular, microbial biology, with a minor in English in 1995 and then completed her law degree, both at the University of Calgary. She was called to the Alberta bar in 2000. Meenu also serves on the boards of not-for-profit organizations.
RAVI NATT, PAST CHAIR/EX OFFICIO
Mrs. Ravi Natt is the owner of Equipoise Management Consultants Inc. providing consulting services to the Public Private Sectors in strategic development, business planning and developing & implementing social projects. Ravi has over 30 years of experience in Community Development and Social/Affordable Housing. She has served on many boards and led many social initiatives and projects. Ravi is the recipient of “Award of Excellence” from Municipal Affairs, 1997; Member of the Premier’s Provincial Task Force on Affordable Housing 2007; Featured in Alberta Venture Magazine “One of a Kind” – September 2008 and recipient of the Fort McMurray Chamber of Commerce “Sustainable Communities Recognition Award” – October 2008. Recipient of “Leadership in Family Violence Prevention” 2017, from Alberta Community and Social Services, Government of Alberta.
REKHA JABBAL, DIRECTOR
Rekha Jabbal obtained her Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy in 1988 at the University of Saskatchewan. She moved to Calgary in 1990 and worked at the Peter Lougheed Centre, in a variety of clinical areas including geriatrics, internal medicine and oncology. She has been working in mental health since 2000, with her current practice being in Child and Adolescent Mental Health. Rekha continues to work for Alberta Health Services as Pharmacy Clinical Practice Leader in Child and Adolescent Addictions and Mental Health. Rekha was a member of the Canadian Alliance for Monitoring Effectiveness and Safety of Antipsychotics in Children (CAMESA), and has co-chaired the development of a variety of medication safety initiatives in the province including a clozapine protocol and The Antipsychotic Safety Monitoring Record (Adult).
KIRAN DHALIWAL, SECRETARY
Kiran Dhaliwal is an ITIL certified Business Process and Operations Improvement consultant with over 20 years’ experience in Information Technology, Service Management, Education and Operations. She has a proven track record in the design and development of processes and standards, work instructions, and in operationalizing processes at both the local and regional levels. Kiran was also a small business owner for 5 years when she opened the doors to Pizza Master Fusion, a boutique pizzeria specializing in Italian-Indian fusion pizza. She is an active member in the community and spearheaded the Hockey for Healing: Memorial Ball Hockey Tournament for Gursharn Johal where they raised funds for the Alberta Children’s Hospital. She enjoys spending time coaching and mentoring youth and showing them how to reach their maximum potential.
PARTNERS & FUNDERS
Our funders and supporters help us help others. Thank you to all of our funders and supporters for your generous contributions to our vision. Punjabi Community Health Services Calgary receives funding from the provincial government, the Calgary Foundation. We also thank our community partners, social service and non-profit groups.