is visually impaired, having lost his
vision at age 12 due to a brain tumour and cysts on the optic nerve.
As a lawyer at Justice Canada, he provides legal advice to officials at Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) as part of INAC Legal Services' Operations and Programs team.
Aaron has a long history of active involvement in disability advocacy issues, having served for a number of years on the Board of Directors of the Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB) Ontario Division, as well as on the CNIB's National Council.
For the past three years, Aaron has been an active member of Justice Canada's Advisory Committee on Persons with Disabilities.
brings an international perspective to disability issues.
conducted a field study of the social dimensions of blindness in Benin, West Africa, through the World University Service of Canada.
further deepened his
knowledge of development issues at the University of Oxford
, where he
studied as a Rhodes Scholar.