Harleen Grewal, one of Ontario's leading lawyers, a humanitarian and a community leader receives the Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee award this year amongst others

BRAMPTON, ON, Oct. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - Harinder Takhar, MPP for Mississauga-Erindale and Minister of Government Services, along with Linda Jeffrey, MPP for Brampton-Springdale and Minister of Labour as well as Minister Responsible for Seniors, honoured the awardees for their exceptional contribution towards the community.

Ms. Grewal was nominated for the award by members of the GTA community who are exceptionally proud of her, and of the recognition the government has given to her on behalf of the Queen. It is a small token that honours the South Asian community, and helps to show how Canada is a welcoming home for new Canadians who strive for excellence with integrity.

When asked by the media for Ms. Grewal's comments and feelings on receiving the award, she said, "I am deeply touched and humbled. I hope this award and its recipient's continue to inspire others to strive for excellence in their chosen field with an unwavering commitment to the growth and prosperity of our province and country. Each day of my life is filled with introspection, awe and soul searching. Time devoted to God and thanks for blessing us in so many ways. To ensure that we never lose the values that were part of our upbringing no matter what the circumstances in life are".

Her philanthropic endeavours include a focus on the homeless and some of the most marginalized individuals in our society. She continues to be an occasional guest speaker at community events and most recently at Westwood School during their annual event. Harleen Grewal is also the recipient of numerous awards over the years that recognized her contributions to the community.

Harleen Grewal is currently Managing Partner of Grewal Law which is a well known, full service law firm established in Brampton. They are a leading law firm in Central Ontario and cater to a wide variety of corporate and individual clientele. Her firm prides itself in not only providing clients with careful, aggressive representation in a clear and timely manner but also believe in finding practical, not just legal, solutions to the problems. Her practice includes the areas of commercial and corporate law, family law, immigration law and real estate law.

Harleen Grewal has been actively involved in the community, in a number of cultural, charitable and community-based organizations having served as Trustee for the Sikh Centennial Foundation, Head of fund raising for St. Mary's Transitional Housing in 2010 and numerous philanthropic donations to the Coptic Church of Canada, the Seniors Club of Canada, Pingalwara society, and in India. She also provides pro bono legal services to the local community.

SOURCE Grewal Law Office

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