Following the mandate of FACL Ontario to be a “diverse coalition of Asian Canadian legal professionals working to promote equity, justice, and opportunity for Asian Canadian legal professionals and the wider community,” the Women’s Committee in particular supports and advances racialized women legal professionals.
Survey on Navigating Leave, New Parenthood and Return to Work – By FACL Women’s Committee and Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
Are you considering being or have you been a new parent? Do you identify as an Asian-Canadian in the Ontario legal profession? We want to hear from you! Let us know how becoming a parent has or has not affected your legal career, and what you think can be done to improve the new parenthood experiences of Asian-Canadian legal professionals. The information gathered from this survey will be shared completely anonymously with upper-level management and hiring teams in the legal profession to help improve the experiences for new parents.
Please consider completing and sharing this survey widely with others. To thank those who participate, your contact information, if voluntarily provided, will be added to the draw for a year’s worth of David’s Tea ($100 gift certificate)! All personal information will be completely confidential and answers completely anonymous. Please click here to complete the survey.
Carissa Wong – FACL Director Co-Chair
Me-Hae Hur – FACL Director Co-Chair
Annecy Pang – FACL Student Director Co-Chair
Past Events And Testimonials
“[Y]ou [Karen Lau-Po-Huang] and Mabel [Lai] did a great job tonight. I thought it would have been awkward as Zoom meetings are, but as the one person said at the end, the event was the best Zoom event I’ve been to in a while. Keep up the good work. Hope you organize more of these.”
“Thank you FACL BC for collaborating to host a fantastic workshop. Over 20 women attended from two provinces, including one Law Society bencher! Look forward to supporting FACL BC’s upcoming women’s empowerment virtual series. ”
Anti-Asian Hate Response
Women’s Committee is committed to sharing best practices of Responding to Hate and Discrimination (https://on.facl.ca/hate-discrimination-guides/) with women’s communities and organizations. Racialized women constitute some of the most vulnerable, marginalized and economically disadvantaged members of our society.
Working in conjunction with FACL’s Community Outreach Committee, Women’s Committee is actively surveying the community to better understand the challenges that Asian women face in accessing legal services and protecting their rights in Ontario.
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with Women’s Committee in the subject line —your name will be forwarded to the Committee Chair who will be in touch with you.
We welcome ideas and initiatives from interested volunteers.