2012-2013 Community Leadership in Justice Fellowship recipient
Tracy Heffernan, a program director at the Advocacy Centre for Tenants Ontario (ACTO), will partner with Osgoode Hall Law School at York University. Heffernan will explore the potential to reduce homelessness using the Charter of Rights and Freedoms and other legal tools. Heffernan will study the ways in which the Charter has already been used to advance social and economic rights, and will create a new directed research course for students at Osgoode Hall. Her fellowship will culminate in a symposium next year, at which an international group of experts will consider potential next steps towards establishment of a right to housing in Canada.