Canadian Human Rights Commission welcomes Julie Lassonde as part-time Commissioner

November 21, 2022 – Ottawa, Ontario – Canadian Human Rights Commission

The Canadian Human Rights Commission is pleased to welcome Julie Lassonde, by Order in Council, as a part-time Commissioner for a three-year term.

Me Lassonde (she/they) is a bilingual lawyer, a member of the Law Society of Ontario and the Barreau du Québec, and an accredited mediator. She holds a joint Bachelor of Civil Law and Bachelor of Laws from McGill University, and a Master of Laws with interdisciplinary studies in visual arts from the University of Victoria.

Over the past few years, Me Lassonde has developed a business focused on social justice, in particular in the areas of harassment, discrimination and violence, including domestic violence. Her work has spanned training, mediation in workplaces, universities, and communities, as well as legal work in family law, mainly in the public and non-profit sectors.

From 2018 to 2020, they were a part-time member of the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board of Ontario. They have been a member of several committees and boards of directors, including the Association des juristes d’expression française de l’Ontario (AJEFO). Their previous work also includes heading a family law research project at the Law Commission of Ontario, and managing the construction of the first Francophone women’s shelter in Toronto.

As part-time member of the Canadian Human Rights Commission, Me Lassonde is now part of the team of Commissioners who render decisions on how to treat human rights complaints in federal jurisdiction.

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