The Honourable Ratna Omidvar, C.M., O.Ont is an internationally recognized voice on migration, diversity, and inclusion. In 2016, she was appointed to the Senate of Canada as an independent senator for Ontario. As a member of the Independent Senators Group she holds a leadership position as Liaison. She is also the Vice-President of the Canada-Germany Interparliamentary Group. Senator Omidvar is a Member of the Order of Canada, an Appointee of the Order of Ontario, and a recipient of the Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany in recognition of her contribution to the advancement of German- Canadian relations.
Sen. Omidvar was the chair for panel 6.