Call for applications to serve as The Law Foundation of Ontario’s representative on the Law Commission of Ontario’s Board of Governors
Established by statute in 1974, The Law Foundation of Ontario is the sole foundation in Ontario with the mandate of improving access to justice. Through granting and collaboration, the Foundation invests in knowledge and services that help people understand the law and use it to improve their lives.
As a founding partner of the Law Commission of Ontario (LCO), the Foundation is entitled to appoint a representative to serve on the LCO’s Board of Governors.
The LCO is Ontario’s leading law reform agency. It provides independent, balanced, and authoritative advice on complex and important legal policy issues. Through this work, the LCO promotes access to justice, evidence-based legislation and legal policies, and public debate on important and topical law reform issues.
The LCO’s Board of Governors is responsible for the overall supervision of the LCO. This role includes approving the LCO’s Strategic Plan, projects, final reports, and recommendations as well as the LCO’s policies and budgets. More information about the role of the Board of Governors can be found on the LCO’s website.
As the Foundation’s representative, the successful candidate will be required to provide an annual update to our Board of Trustees. Applicants for this position should bring the following skills/competencies:
- Experience or interest in law reform work and/or Ontario’s justice system
- Experience in policy areas or academic fields relevant to the LCO’s work (including law and other areas)
- Demonstrated commitment to and knowledge of the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion
- Willingness and availability to fulfill the duties of the position
- Bilingualism is a strong asset
The Foundation encourages applications from members of equality-seeking groups, including those based on race, ancestry, ethnic origin, place of origin, citizenship, language, disability, age, creed, sex, gender identify, gender expression, and sexual orientation.
The term of this appointment is three years, with the possibility of renewal for a second term.
Interested candidates should apply by sending a cover letter and resume in one PDF file to firstname.lastname@example.org by November 6, 2020.
For more information about the position, contact Lisa Cirillo, the Foundation’s CEO, at email@example.com.