Jaya Dharan, Community Outreach & Office Manager


  • Masters English Literature – University of Delhi – India
  • Bachelor English Literature – University of Delhi – India



At CRIEC since 2012 as Community Engagement and Mentoring Support

Assistant to Regional Project Coordinator at British Council – Dubai

Departmental Office Coordinator at Ministry of Education – Dubai


  • Past Board member of Ranchland Condo community
  • Past member of Committee on Immigrant Inclusion at the City
  • On the first CLIP Board
  • On the Advisory Panel of The Coalition for Equal Access to Education
  • Permanent member of Women Support Group
  • Pranic Healing – Am on the Board my meditation chapter in Calgary



A volunteer with some of our community partners as a mentor and have mentored many newcomers to help them integrate into Calgary’s work and community life.


I believe in giving back to and the concept of sharing. By volunteering I feel connected to community. Am always ready to volunteer with any organization that calls out.

  • Calgary Public Library
  • CIC (now IRCC) –
  • CanLearn
  • Community Kitchen program
  • Food Bank
  • Habitat for Humanity Southern Alberta
  • Inn from the cold
  • Mustard Seed
  • Red Cross-
  • Salvation Army
  • Wellspring
  • YYC Help



The mountains; reading mysteries; and, was drama voice in Delhi and still love attending the theatre.