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Lata Champsee

Past President

My goal is to make JAINA financially independent, increase communications between JAINA and its centers, and increase JAINA's participation at the international and interfaith level. Also, I would like to establish a senior community residence.



Education: B.A.

Occupation: Property Management

Member Association: Jain Society of Toronto, Canada


  • Make JAINA Financially independent ( Currently in RED, about $75,000)
  • Increased communications between JAINA and its centers
  • Increased JAINA’s participation at the international and interfaith level
  • Establishment of Senior Community residence



  • Convener for 2009 Convention. Moved convention from expensive venue to local Jain Center to avoid financial disaster for JAINA and make it affordable for the attendees. In spite of lowering registration fee by 45%, 2009 convention will generate slight profit or at least break even
  • Jain Digest - Editor in Chief for past 10 years, took the magazine from occasional publication in black and white to colorful voluminous quarterly issues with increased participation from scholars and circulation of 11,000+
  • President and Trustee of Jain Society of Toronto
  • Served JAINA for past 12 years in various capacities as Director, Regional Vice President, Secretary, First Vice President, etc.


  • Presided over AWIC (South East Asian Women’s Organization), helped establish many new centers in Ontario State during my 25 years of services
  • Founder of Ontario Seniors Club
  • Chaired 2 Kutchi Conventions. Helped in raising over $40,000 for over 500 attendees each


  • Raised $50,000+ for PRIDE India (Social Work Agency) to help promote rural under privileged children
  • Raised $30,000 to purchase breast cancer diagnostic equipment for Nargis Dutt Foundation
  • Raised $125,000 for Latur Earthquake through telethon


  • Managing Real estate portfolio of over 100 million dollars
  • Supervised mega construction, renovation and sales of real estate
  • Financial controller of Pharmaceutical Company

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