Bhavraj is an advocate for racial equality, mental health, and positive change. In 2018 he was honored with the Community Award on behalf of Darpan Magazine.
Bhavraj is an equal rights activist, community leader, and believes that Moving Forward Family Services can change the way counselling services are provided, which can change communities for the better.
Bhavraj recognizes the ethical responsibility mental health organizations have to provide accessible, anti-racist, and anti-oppressive services. When utilizing counselling services, Bhavraj has personally experienced racist counselling and knows how detrimental this can be.
Having graduated from Simon Fraser University in 2006 with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Bhavraj is now a Procurement Partner at the University of British Columbia. He is also a board member at Moving Forward Family Services and the Sikh Research Institute (SikhRi). The Sikh Research Institute aims to make Sikh education accessible to everyone.
Bhavraj was part of the team that co-founded Guru Nanak Free Kitchen in 2007. Guru Nanak Free Kitchen is an organization that serves disadvantaged communities across the lower mainland. At the 2018 Darpan Magazine annual gala, he was bestowed with the honour of a community award.
He enjoys staying fit by playing hockey, riding motorcycles, and spending quality time with his two-year-old daughter.