Calling all 2SLGBTQ+ law students who will be applying to recruits in Toronto in 2023! We hope you’ll join us at this year’s in-person Toronto 2SLGBTQ+ Firm Hop. The Canadian Association of LGBTQ2S+ Lawyers is proud to be organizing the 2023 Toronto 2SLGBTQ+ Firm Hop, taking place from Monday, March 13, to Friday March 17, 2023. Students are able to choose which firms they’re interested in touring (each firm tour lasts 1 hour) but must choose a minimum of 7 (with the maximum number of available firm tours being 26).

Luciana Andrade co-presented at the NALP Virtual Canadian Diversity Summit as part of the Building a Sense of Belonging panel. Luciana discussed how we can create an inclusive environment for internationally trained lawyers in Canada. 

On this National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, we came together as a firm to hear from Tim O’Loan. Tim shared his perspective with frank honesty on reconciliation and his own healing journey. We encourage everyone to take the time to reflect and learn about the harm committed against Indigenous Peoples and begin putting reconciliation into action as allies.

June is Pride month; a celebration of the significant impact that LGBTQ+ individuals have had on history locally, nationally, and internationally. And what better way to celebrate than by honouring these achievements.

Pride is a testament of the power that individuals have in bringing about social change and is also a reminder of the struggles and sacrifices that have, and continue to, take place for change to occur.

As part of Pride month, we will be hosting Kimahli Powell on June 22nd, to speak about his contributions to the LGBTQ+ community.  Kimahli is the Executive Director at Rainbow Railroad, a not-for-profit that helps LGBTQ+ people who are experiencing persecution, harassment or violence in their home countries.

On June 21, we celebrate the heritage, cultures and outstanding achievements of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples in Canada. Now more than ever, it is incumbent on us all to reframe our worldview and honour Indigenous history and experiences in our province and across the country

Yadira Flores, J.D. and Myriah Graves spoke with Lindsay Griffiths about the impact of the pandemic pandemic on women, both generally and in the legal profession. To hear their perspectives tune into Episode 48 of the Law Firm ILN-telligence podcast.

Katherine Hensel was a guest speaker at the Law Society of Ontario’s International Women’s Day event where women leaders shared their experiences and barriers that they overcame to sustain their legal careers.

According to Katherine, who was one of ten featured speakers, “Senior counsel are obligated to address the challenges mothers face in the profession and call out any undue new barriers that make it even harder to carry out their legal practice.” To read the Law Times article, click here.

Foglers takes pride in recruiting, supporting, and fostering the careers of women lawyers.

In honour of International Women’s Day, weare thrilled to announce the creation of our women@foglers mentorship program, spearheaded by Teodora Prpa and Hailey Abramsky, two young and driven female lawyers at our firm.

women@foglers is an internal program designed to cultivate our firm’s female talent by maximizing career development through guidance, support and one-to-one mentoring.

In celebration of Black History Month, we had the pleasure of hosting a virtual event to hear and learn from the Honourable Dr. Jean Augustine, social justice advocate and the first African-Canadian woman elected to the House of Commons.

Everyone in attendance was inspired by her story and career, and her historic role in passing the landmark motion to designate February as Black History Month in Canada.

I’m listening. Keep talking. Four powerful words.

Today is #BellLetsTalk day, and this year’s campaign encourages everyone to keep listening, keep talking about mental health, and keep being there for each other.

Bell Let’s Talk Day is an important day to discuss and create awareness around mental health. This year our firm came together virtually to hear from Dr. David Goldbloom from CAMH, who talked about common misconceptions about mental illness and shared insights for supporting mental wellness.