Meet the Ombudsman

Sherra Profit was appointed to the position of Taxpayers’ Ombudsman for Canada on April 10, 2015, by the Minister of National Revenue. Ms. Profit took office on July 6, 2015.

Prior to joining the Office of the Taxpayers' Ombudsman (OTO), Ms. Profit practiced law in Prince Edward Island (PEI) for over 15 years, appearing in the province’s Supreme and Provincial courts. Over this period of practice, she obtained training and gained valuable experience in a variety of legal disciplines, including alternate dispute resolution, mediation, collaborative law, general litigation, real property, estates and trusts, family law, corporate law, and commercial law.

She has served the PEI legal community with her involvement in a number of professional organizations. Ms. Profit has held a variety of positions including member of the Provincial Council of the Canadian Bar Association, as well as member of the PEI Law Society Council and the PEI Law Society Council Budget Committee. She also served as vice chair of the PEI Workers Compensation Appeal Tribunal.

Public service and giving back to the community are important to Ms. Profit. Her volunteer experience reflects her diverse interests and commitments. She was the Chair of the Environmental Advisory Council and advised the PEI Minister of Environment; served as a board director of the Alberton Community Development Corporation, was a board director of Enriched Residential Concepts, which owned and operated an assisted living facility; and served as board director for the West Prince Chamber of Commerce. She has a commitment to youth sport. She was the vice-president of the Summerside Ringette Association, a member of the awards committees for Swim PEI and Ringette PEI and is currently co-managing a ringette team in the National Capital Region.

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