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Braiding Diversity into Justice – Waterloo Region

 

Braiding Diversity into Justice 2024

Time: March 7, 2024, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Location: Kitchener Courthouse

Keynote Speaker: Justice Lori Anne Thomas

Braiding Diversity into Justice is an annual event first offered in the Kitchener-Waterloo area in 2018. Its goal is to connect young women between the ages of 16 and 20 with women working in the legal sector. Gender fluid, trans, and non-binary youth are welcome. There is a place for everyone in the legal profession regardless of socio-economic status, disability, migration, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, ethnicity, or religion. Find inspiration from diverse women who are successful legal/justice sector professionals.

2024 Braiding Diversity Program

2024 Braiding Diversity Speaker Bios

Chief Justice Morawetz Letter of Support

Chief Justice Tulloch Letter of Support

Chief Justice Nicklas Letter of Support

Attorney General of Canada Letter of Support

“If you think you don’t belong in the legal profession, you are exactly the type of person who needs to be here.” — Jordana Goldlist

 

2024 Registration

Spaces are limited. Registration closed.

To register, please follow the steps below:

If you have registered, send your completed media release form to registrations@ojen.ca before the event day. Please write “Braiding Diversity 2024 Media Release Form” along with your full name on the subject line of your email.

Important: Students registering for Braiding Diversity into Justice must request a permission form from their teacher authorizing them to miss the classes they would regularly attend during the program. Students who are 18 years of age or older on the program delivery date may sign the form themselves and return it to their teacher. Students under the age of 18 on the program delivery date must have a parent or guardian sign the form and return it to their teacher.

If you are a teacher registering to accompany your students during the event, please email registrations@ojen.ca with “Braiding Diversity Teacher” in the subject line and we will assist you.

Braiding Diversity into Justice Trailer

 

 

About Braiding Diversity 2024

 

 

Media: 

 
CBC: “Waterloo region youth ready to take on law after diversity event.”

CBC: “40 girls, youth to visit Kitchener courthouse, learn about careers in law.”

The Record (2021): ‘You do belong’: Judges encourage young women of diverse backgrounds to pursue dreams in law

SNAP’d: “Braiding Diversity Into Justice.”

Braiding Diversity 2022 – Chief Justice Strathy letter

Chief Justice Morawetz – Braiding Diversity 2022 Letter of Support

Chief Justice Maisonneuve – Braiding Diversity 2022 Letter of Support

Letter from Minister of Justice Lametti – Braiding Diversity 2022

Braiding Diversity 2023 Flyer

Braiding Diversity 2023 Agenda

Braiding Diversity Speakers 2023

Chief Justice Morawetz – Braiding Diversity 2023 Letter of Support

Chief Justice Tulloch – Braiding Diversity 2023 Letter of Support

Minister of Justice Lametti – Braiding Diversity 2023 Letter of Support

Chief Justice Maisonneuve – Braiding Diversity 2023 Letter of Support

CityNews: Braiding Diversity into Justice returning in 2023

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