Jake Dheer is Senior Manager with OMNI Television at Rogers Media Inc. and continues to contribute in a leadership capacity on boards of several organizations including City of Mississauga’s Economic Development Advisory Board, Mississauga Chinese Business Association, Trillium Health Partners Foundation, Heritage Mississauga, Mississauga Tourism West Toronto Advisory Board, Mississauga Sports Council, Legends Row Founding Member, Community Living Mississauga Tribute Dinner Committee, William Osler Health System Foundation’s Holi Gala Committee, International Film Festival of South Asia and Volunteer MBC to name a few.
Jake also served as Chairman of Carassauga, Mississauga Board Of Trade, Mayor Hazel McCallion’s Gala for the Arts, Culture and Heritage, Sheridan College’s Big Picture Gala, Hazel McCallion’s Salute to the Community Tribute and Heritage Mississauga’s annual awards.
Jake has been honoured with numerous awards and recognition in the broadcast industry and for his 35+ years of volunteer community engagement and humanitarian work including being named Mississauga’s 2005 Citizen Of The Year, 2009 Paul Harris Fellowship from Rotary International, 2015 Melvin Jones Fellowship from Lions International, Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012, Ted Rogers Innovation Award in 2011, Mississauga Board of Trade’s Employer Of The Year 2012, Mississauga Arts Council’s Marty’s Award for Volunteer of the Year 2107, Canadian South Asians Supporting Independent Living (C-SASIL) Award for Commitment and Compassion 2017, Intercultural Dialogue Institute (IDI GTA) Excellence in Community Service Award 2017, Pink Attitude Ally Award 2017 in support of women empowerment, Excellence in Media Award at Anokhi Awards 2017 and profiled in the 2017 Anokhi (Unique) Coffee Table Book as one of 30 most prolific South Asians in the world. In 2013, Mississauga News named Jake as one of Mississauga’s Top 30 Most Influential people in the region.
Jake’s enthusiastic stage presence has led him to emcee several high profile occasions in the GTA and has often been asked to be the Keynote Speaker for various organisations around the region.
Jake is married to Geeta and they have two children, Sonia and Arjun. He is a staunch vegetarian.