Sharmila Khare

In 1995, Ms. Sharmila Khare was recruited to the Federal Public Service through the Accelerated Economist Training Program (now the Advanced Policy Analyst Program). In 1997, Sharmila joined the Department of Finance. During her time with the Department of Finance, Sharmila spent one year as Assistant Departmental Secretary in the Deputy Minister’s Office and four years as Advisor to the Executive Director at the World Bank in Washington, D.C. Within the Tax Policy Branch, she held progressively more senior positions, and in 2009, she was named Chief of Charities, a position that allowed her to pursue her deep passion for issues facing the charitable and non-profit sector.


Sharmila joined the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) in May 2015 as Director of the Policy, Planning and Legislation Division in the Charities Directorate, where she helped advance many Ministerial priorities including the launch of the Advisory Committee on the Charitable Sector. She is currently co-chair of the Executive Group Network at the CRA. On May 16, 2022 Sharmila was appointed to the position of Director General, Charities Directorate.


Sharmila holds a Combined Honours B.A. in Mathematics and Economics from Glendon College and a M.A. in Economics from McMaster University. She has completed additional graduate diplomas and certificates in public administration, public sector leadership and international development including a Non-Profit Management Certificate from Mount Royal University.


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