Chandra Arya has always worked to improve the lives of those around him. His passion to serve the community and strengthen the middle class motivated him to enter politics with three main objectives: affordable housing for all, providing retirement income security to 11 million working Canadians without workplace pensions, and ensure Canadian society and the economy remain robust and competitive in the global knowledge-based economy, thus securing prosperity for our children and grandchildren.
Chandra previously served on the board of Invest Ottawa – the economic development agency of the City of Ottawa – promoting knowledge-based economy in the city. He also served as a board member of Unity Non-Profit Housing Corporation Ottawa and was the Vice President of Ottawa Community Immigrant Services Organization. Chandra was the Chair of the Indo-Canada Ottawa Business Chamber and Founder-Director of Federation of Canadian Brazilian Businesses.
Chandra earned a Bachelor's degree in Engineering and a Masters degree in Business Administration. Before entering politics, he was an executive in the high-tech sector. He is a proud father who lives in Nepean with his wife Sangeetha. Chandra will continue to work tirelessly to support our community’s economic growth and development with initiatives that create more jobs, support small business and grow our middle class and support everyone working hard to join it.