For the first time in Canadian history, September 30, 2021 marks a National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. Created by Parliament in response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action #80, this federal holiday honours and commemorates the Indigenous children who died at residential schools, as well as the Indigenous Survivors, their families, and communities. This day» Read More
FACL congratulates our co-founder, the Honourable Justice Avvy Yao-Yao Go, on her appointment to the Federal Court. We appreciate Justice Go’s contributions to marginalized communities and to the legal profession.
On June 24, 2021, the Cowessess First Nation and the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous First Nation reported the discovery of 751 unmarked graves on the site of the former Marieval residential school. The Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers (Ontario) expresses its sincere condolences and stands in solidarity with the Cowessess First Nation and all Indigenous» Read More
The Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers Ontario is heartbroken to learn of the Islamophobic attack against a Muslim family in London, Ontario which took the lives of a grandmother, a father, a mother and their 15 year old daughter and left their 9 year old son hospitalized. FACL Ontario stands in solidarity with Canada’s Muslim community who have» Read More
On Thursday, May 27, 2021, the remains of 215 Indigenous children were found on the site of the former Kamloops residential school. The Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers (Ontario) expresses its sincere condolences and stands in solidarity with the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc and all Indigenous Peoples impacted by this horrifying discovery, especially the families and» Read More
FACL Ontario is calling for nominations for Full Member Directors! This year, FACL is specifically seeking candidates who are interested in the following committees and portfolios: Communications Committee Advocacy and Policy Committee Mentorship Committee FACL Podcast Project Persons interested in serving for a two-year term as a Full Member Director should send a resume/CV and» Read More
For Immediate Release, April 16, 2021 TORONTO, ONTARIO – Yesterday, the so-called “StopSOP/FullStop Campaign Team” sent an inflammatory and inaccurate e-mail to members of the Ontario Bar entitled “Join the #FullStop movement to restore the LSO”. The South Asian Bar Association of Toronto (SABA Toronto), the Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers (Ontario) (FACL), the Canadian» Read More
Date: Friday, January 8 Time: 1:30PM PT / 4:30PM ET (1 hour) Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0rd-yuqDsuHdMgsXJvMDk-lu_lt-HEHb4x FACL BC and FACL Ontario are coming together for the first time to host a joint event! With the current pandemic and social distance measures, legal professionals may find it difficult to establish and strengthen relationships within the community. This» Read More