Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging Advisor and Consultant
Prasanna Ranganathan is a documentary producer, human rights lawyer, diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging (DEIB) consultant, accessibility advisor, speaker, author and CBC screen time columnist. Prasanna served as the head of diversity and belonging at Shopify and as a human rights lawyer with the Department of Justice Canada, Federal Judicial Affairs Canada, United Nations, Independent Street Checks Review, and Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission. He has over 16 years of experience in DEIB and accessibility, working in the legal profession, justice system, international development space, entertainment industry, and tech.
He is a consulting producer on the 2021 docuseries Born for Business about entrepreneurs with disabilities (Crave), an associate producer on the 2016 documentary film Dream, Girl about women entrepreneurs that premiered at the White House during the Obama administration, and the author of a cookbook - along side his mother - called Made with Prema. Proudly claiming his identity as a racialized LGBTQ2+ person with a disability (blindness), Prasanna is a board member of the Disability Screen Office and a past board member of Inside Out.