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Institutional Change Work

ONTARIO HUMAN RIGHTS TRIBUNAL
Consultant

The Ontario Human Rights Tribunal is a statutory human rights body which adjudicates human rights cases. I wes appointed by the Tribunal in 2002 to monitor implementation of its orders in McKinnon v. The Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services. In this capacity, I have also been responsible for developing policies and programs to support implementation of Ministry-wide anti-racism organizational change initiatives led by a joint union-management committee. I worked with Ms Tina Lopes on this project.

CANADIAN BAR ASSOCIATION
Equity Advisor

The Canadian Bar Association is a national body that acts as ‘the voice for the legal profession’ on numerous legislative, policy and regulatory issues. As newly appointed Equality Advisor, I provided strategic advice and support to senior management and to the Standing Committee on Equality as well as the Racial Equality Implementation Committee. During my time with the CBA, I raised funding for various projects and led consultations with members of the legal profession across Canada.

LAW SOCIETY OF UPPER CANADA
Equity Advisor

I was a senior executive reporting directly to the CEO with responsibility for directing and managing Board committees, bureaucratic and political policy development, and engagement of diverse interests in political decision-making and organizational service delivery. I directed activities of the Equity Initiatives Department with a staff of six, a budget of $750,000, and coordinated external contract work and consultants.

MUNICIPALITY OF METROPOLITAN TORONTO
Manager, Access and Equity Centre

Reporting directly to the Chief Administrative Officer and the Commissioner of Human Resources, I was responsible for supporting the Metropolitan Council's Anti-Racism, Access and Equity Committee, a Committee of elected Councillors. I guided the internal change efforts on human rights, Aboriginal issues, anti-racism, access and equity for all of the Municipality's departments and special purpose bodies. I also managed a budget of approximately $2 million and a staff of twenty and worked with diverse Aboriginal and racialized groups as well as with individuals representing women, persons with disabilities, immigrants/refugees, lesbians, gays and other marginalized communities.

 

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