borah Morrish is a Toronto executive who has over 30 years of experience and an extensive portfolio detailing her efforts in volunteer work, education and government. Since 1983, Deborah acquired skills in adjudication, management, development and advisory, all of which are backed up by her broad educational achievements.
For two decades, she focused on social service and refugee work under Canadian government institutions and as a consultant at the Refugees Appeals Board in South Africa. Deborah worked with the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada in increasingly executive positions since April of 1998, with her responsibilities primarily dedicated to conducting hearings and deciding claims for refugee protection. Being bilingual in English and French, Deborah was a French Immersion teacher under the Scarborough Board of Education.
Outside of her professional career, Deborah Morrish participated in humanitarian volunteer work to become involved in her community for almost 15 years. In the 1980s and 1990s, she volunteered at the North York General Hospital, acted as a crisis intervention worker at Toronto East General Hospital and was the former director for the Community Association for Riding for the Disabled.
Deborah attended the University of Toronto to pursue her interests and received a Master of Arts in French, a Bachelor of Science and Education and an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Modern Languages.