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The Ontario Justice Education Network (OJEN) is pleased to partner with the Black Female Lawyers Network (BFLN) to sponsor 30 Lil’ Sistahs— BIPOC women (ages 16-22) to attend BFLN’s Sistah’s in Law annual retreat.

Retreat Information:

  • Date: Monday, November 13, 2023
  • Location: York University – Second Student Centre, 15 Library Ln, North York, ON M3J 2S5, Convention Centre

This year’s theme is “Unleashing Brilliance: Empowering for Your Unparalleled Success.”

Lil’ Sistahs will attend an inspirational session titled “My Journey to a Career in Law. ” This interactive panel discussion, facilitated by OJEN staff, features lawyers from a variety of legal practices. They will share their experiences and answer questions about being a Black woman working in the legal field.

Participants will also attend a keynote address given by Sandy Thomas, former Senior Counsel, Public Prosecution Service of Canada!

This program has been made possible thanks to sponsorship by individual justice sector professionals.

Registration: Registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis and is open to BIPOC women, ages 16-22.   To register, scan the QR code on the flyer or click on this link:  Lil Sistahs registration form

To learn more about the event please visit the Black Female Lawyers Network website:

**Please note that organizers from York University and BFLN will take photos throughout the event.**


10:00 AM -10:50 AM – Ascending the Bench: Empowering our Sistah’s In-Law on the Path to Judicial Excellence

10:50 AM – 11:00 AM: Break

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM – Lil Sistah’s Break Out Session #1

12:00 PM – 12:30 PM – Interactive Session #1: “Wealth Empowerment: Building a Financial Legacy for Black Women”

12:30 PM – 2:10 PM – Lunch & Keynote

2:10 PM – 2:50 PM – Interactive Session #2: “Elevate Your Style: Unleashing Personal Power Through Personal Branding”

2:50 PM – 3:40 PM – Lil Sistah’s Break Out Session #2



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