Mala Khanna — Associate Deputy Minister of Canadian Heritage
Mala Khanna joined the Department of Canadian Heritage on January 10, 2022, as Associate Deputy Minister.
Before joining the Department of Canadian Heritage, Mala served as Assistant Deputy Minister of the Sub-Saharan Africa Branch at Global Affairs Canada. Prior to that, she was Assistant Secretary to the Cabinet (Parliamentary Affairs) at the Privy Council Office.
Mala joined Canada’s public service in 2000 at the Department of Justice Canada, where she held positions in the Public Safety, Defence and Immigration Portfolio, and the Public Law and Legislative Services Sector.
Mala holds a Bachelor of Arts in History (1995) from the University of Alberta, as well as a Bachelor of Law and a Master of Social Work (2000) from McGill University.
Mala has lived in Ottawa since 2000 and is the mother of two teenage girls.
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