Charan Khehra has varied life experiences including education, public service, and community building.
He was an assistant professor of political science n India, an executive officer in the U.K. civil service, an economist with Alberta government, and then until his retirement in 2005, he served the Alberta NDP opposition caucus as the executive assistant to the leader and director of special projects.
He is a co-founder of Daughters Day and has served on the boards of numerous non-profit community organizations, trade union bodies, and public agencies — promoting social justice, human rights, democracy and peace.
He is a recipient of the Edmonton Mennonite Centre for Newcomers Rise award, SAGE award for public service, and the Alberta centennial medal for community service. His formal education includes an M.A in political science, MSc in economics, a diploma in government administration, and certificates in education and further education.