In celebration of Black History Month, our firm had the pleasure of learning from Chef Deon King, founder and CEO of King Catering and enjoying his fabulous Caribbean cuisine.

To mark the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and Orange Shirt Day, this week Foglers welcomed Tracey Lindberg, an award-winning academic writer, Professor of Law and acclaimed author of Birdie. Professor Lindberg shared with us her perspective on reconciliation and what meaningful relationship building looks like. Today and beyond, we encourage everyone to reflect on the trauma committed against Indigenous Peoples, to educate themselves on the Calls to Action of the TRC and begin putting reconciliation into action as allies.

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.

As part of Pride month, Foglers welcomed Lisa DelCol from Toronto PFlag.

Toronto PFlag is a non-profit organization that promotes the health and well-being for LGBTQ2S+ people and their families together through support and education.

Lisa spoke to our firm about “How to be an Ally.”  Her presentation covered important topics like coming out at work, the power of allies and what you can do to make your workplace more welcoming.

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.

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.