Leading Change: Leadership Development Bootcamp for Racialized Lawyers 

May 16, 2019
Toronto ON

PDF Registration Form | Agenda

Please note that this conference is now sold out.
Please email 
sarahm@cba.org to be added to the waitlist

Practising law can be challenging for anyone, but many racialized lawyers face additional barriers based on institutionalized inequality. Those barriers are not insurmountable, however, and professional success is indeed possible.

Open to all lawyers, the 2019 Leading Change: Leadership Development Bootcamp for Racialized Lawyers, will offer lawyers of all backgrounds and at all stages in their careers, the tools needed to advance their career, build and leverage their support network and hone their executive presence. This one day exclusive event will be on Thursday, May 16, 2019 at the Toronto Board of Trade. 

Come hear from senior and upcoming leaders in the legal profession who will share their personal insights and practical tips for professional and personal success in both plenary and small group breakout session formats.

Attendees will come away with strategies to navigate a path to leadership, while also working to overcome systemic barriers. A social networking reception to exchange anecdotes, personal stories and takeaways from the conference will wrap up the day.


On-line registration is now CLOSED

Subsidy Assistance Program

The Leading Change: Leadership Development Bootcamp for Racialized Lawyers is open to all lawyers, and the CBA recognizes that in addition to institutionalized inequality barriers, many lawyers also face financial barriers. 

Members who are interested in attending the conference but find the registration fee prohibitive can inquire about our subsidy program and save up to $300.00 on the registration fee (available on a first-come, first-served basis). 

The CBA is committed to supporting and empowering its members, and invites eligible members to contact Sarah Massia at sarahm@cba.org to inquire and to register.

Conference Rates

In Person



CBA Members

$385.00 + taxes


Young Lawyers <5 years (CBA Members)

$350.00 + taxes


Students (CBA Members)

$150.00 + taxes



$495.00 + taxes


There will be a 20% administrative charge for any cancellation received in writing prior to April 16, 2019. No refund will be given after April 16, 2019. There will be no refunds for "no-show" registrants.

Meeting Venue

Toronto Region Board of Trade
First Canadian Place
77 Adelaide Street West
Toronto, ON M5X 1C1


AIR CANADA: Book online to take advantage of a 10% discount on Tango Plus, Latitude and Executive airfares. You must quote promotion code 87R2V9Y1 at the time of booking and must book online.

PORTER AIRLINES: Porter Airlines is proud to offer a 10% discount on available base fares (with the exception of the lowest class fare during a public seat sale). Please book online using promo code RLLB19. 

WESTJET: WestJet is pleased to offer 5% off Econo base fares and 10% off Plus base fares for travel between Ottawa and anywhere WestJet flies in North America. You must use the discount code 3K6N6ZP at the time of booking and you must book online.

AVIS, the official rental car supplier of the CBA, offers several special rates. Reserve online or call 1-800-525-7537 and quote the Avis Worldwide Discount (AWD) #C136499.

Budget, the official car and truck rental supplier of the CBA, offers special rates and promotions. Reserve online or call 1-800-842-5628 and quote the Budget Customer Discount Code (BDC) # A033600.



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    Thank you to our conference sponsors!



Sarah Massia
CBA National Office
(613) 237-2925 
1-800-267-8860 Ext. 196
Email: sarahm@cba.org

Conference Chair: 
Vivene Salmon (CBA Vice President)

Organizing Committee: 

Vivene Salmon (ON) 
John P. Brown (ON)
Charlene Theodore (ON)
Kang Lee (QC)
Kamaljit Lehal (BC)