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Summary – Asian and South Asian Heritage Month Celebration

Lai-King Hum, President of the FACL, was one of the key organizers of the Asian and South Asian Heritage Month celebration at the Law Society of Upper Canada, on May 22, 2014. FACL, SABA and CASAL co-hosted the event with the Law Society. David Tsubouchi, CEO & Registrar at the College of Trades, was the keynote speaker.   The following lent their expertise to the panel discussion, which Lai moderated, on “The carrot of the stick: how to achieve diversity?”

  • Melissa Kennedy (GC at SunLife and Chair of Legal Leaders for Diversity)
  • Sonia Mak (Partner at BLG and Chair of its Inclusion and Diversity Committee, and BLG’s representative at the Law Firms for Diversity and Inclusion Network)
  • Ratna Omidvar (President of Maytree Foundation, a non-profit leader in diversity and incluson issues)
  • Lisa Wong (Senior Counsel, Legal, Corporate & Compliance Group, BMO Financial Group, actively involved in the bank’s Diversity Council – Community and Stakeholder Engagement Committee)