FACL is pleased to congratulate Susan Eng on receiving the Law Society Medal! The Medal is awarded to those who have provided outstanding service within the profession, whether in the area of practice, in the academic sphere, or in some other professional capacity where the service is in accordance with the highest ideals of the legal profession.
Susan Eng graduated with a law degree from Osgoode Faculty of Law. She was called to the Bar in 1977 at a time when there were few women in the legal profession and ever fewer women of colour.
Appointed to the Metropolitan Toronto Police Services Board (TPSB) in 1989 and serving as its chair from 1991-95, Eng is the first (and so far only) Chinese Canadian to head the TPSB.
Eng is vice president for advocacy at CARP, the national, non-partisan, non-profit organization committed to advocating for social change.
Under her leadership, CARP Advocacy has helped to shape the public discourse on key issues such as pension reform, investor protection, mandatory retirement, workplace age discrimination, home care and age friendly cities.
CARP has become a trusted source of public policy input at all levels of government and the media. In 2012, Susan was named one of the The Hill Times’ Top 100 Lobbyists.
Eng was co-chair of the Ontario Coalition of Chinese Head Tax Payers and Families where she help to formulate a political strategy for the Redress Campaign that culminated, in 2006, with a Parliamentary apology and redress for 62 years of legislated racism under the Head Tax and Exclusion Acts.
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