Women Lawyers Forum: 25th Anniversary Packaged Programs 

Oct. 12, 2018
Toronto ON

OBA Women Lawyers Forum Packaged PROGRAms | 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Revisiting Touchstones for Change: 25th Anniversary
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

The CBA WLF, together with the OBA WLF, are pleased to present a truly unique event - the 25th Anniversary commemoration of the CBA Gender Equality Task Force Report, Touchstones for Change: Equality, Diversity and Accountability.

Four of the Task Force members, the Honourable Judge Corrine Sparks, Dr. Sharon McIvor, Daphne Dumont, QC, and Dr. Melina Buckley, will come together to provide their insights and reflections on the work of the Task Force, as well as their thoughts and comments on the progress that has been made to date and the work still to be accomplished.

The event will also be webcast so those unable to attend in person can be part of this historic event.

We encourage you to join us for these exceptional presentations and discussions.


The Honourable Justice Sophie Bourque
The Honourable Judge Corrine Sparks
Dr. Sharon McIvor
Daphne Dumont, QC
Dr. Melina Buckley


Kelly McLaughlin, Secretary, WLF
C. Rebecca Brown, Member-at-Large, WLF


June Dipchand, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

The Women Lawyers Forum: Celebrating 25 Years of Action
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Join the Women Lawyers Forum (WLF) as we celebrate our 25th anniversary as an OBA section. Our distinguished panel will engage in an inter-generational discussion of issues faced by WLF over the last 25 years, the areas that have improved for women’s rights and those that still require improvement.

We will focus on how the law has impacted women as litigants, and how the law has developed over the last in terms of women rights & equality. Find out more about the different challenges faced by these women lawyers over the course of their careers, including gender bias, harassment, discrimination, the fight for more equal pay, and the evolution of parental leave.  Discover how WLF has made progress over the years on these various issues.

Whether you are just starting out or a seasoned professional, you will benefit from this timely and important conversation.


Nandi Deterville, Deterville Law Office
Rachel Sachs, CIBC


Bianca Thomas, BMO Financial Group


M. Sandra Appel, DLA Piper
Sabrina Bandali, Bennett Jones LLP
Linda Silver Dranoff, Dranoff & Huddart
Sara Gottlieb, University of Toronto

Platinum Sponsors

Silver Sponsor


Date: Friday, October 12, 2018 Friday, October 12, 2018
Agenda: Revisiting Touchstones for Change: 25th Anniversary
3:30 pm  Registration
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm Program
The Women Lawyers Forum: Celebrating 25 Years of Action
5:00 pm  Registration
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm Program
7:00 pm Reception
Location: Twenty Toronto Street Conferences & Events
20 Toronto Street, 2nd Floor
Toronto, ON | M5C 2B8

Package PRICE

CBA Member: $45* | CBA Student Member: $25* | Non-Member: $45*

*plus applicable taxes


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