Firm News

Meet Karly Wilson – our articling student

October 30th, 2019 by Iler Campbell

Karly Wilson

By now, many of our clients will have had the opportunity to work with our articling student, Karly Wilson. Karly started with us in July and her articling term runs until May next year. Readers of our blog may also recognize her name as the author of our August article on prison reform. We’ll let Karly introduce herself in her own words:

I’ve always wanted to help people, and my ability to do so with just an English degree was a bit limited, so I went to law school.

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Fall Event Roundup

October 1st, 2019 by Iler Campbell

While the warm weather makes it hard to believe we’re into fall, we are certainly into the full swing of fall activity.

In September, we were pleased to attend two 25th anniversary parties for housing co‑ops – one in Whitby and another in Pickering. So great to see co‑ops do what they do best – celebrate strong, inclusive community.

In late September, we also delivered an IC Education workshop for housing co‑ops. We were delighted to have Alterna Savings and Credit Union  sponsor the event, allowing co‑ops to attend for free. Thanks to the Central Ontario Co‑operative Housing Federation (COCHF) for co‑organising this with us. Although it was held at a co‑op in Waterloo and many attendees were from COCHF co‑ops, we were delighted to have people attend from Sudbury, North Bay, Toronto, Peel Region and the Niagara Peninsula. If you have ideas about in‑person training and have the space to accommodate it, please be in touch. If we can find a way to deliver training in a way that is cost‑effective for you, we will.

ONPHA has its annual conference, themed “Owning our Future”, on Nov 1‑3 in Toronto. Iler Campbell lawyers are honoured to be on the program a few times: on Friday, Nov 1, Safia Lakhani will help housing providers understand their current obligations to their employees; and Celia Chandler will be part of a panel discussing medical assistance in death and how that relates to housing. On Saturday, Nov 2, Michael Hackl will pair up with another housing lawyer to discuss cannabis in housing; and Celia will return to the conference to offer thoughts on Building Successful Tenancies and Strong Communities with two community mediators.

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Spring event roundup

March 13th, 2019 by Iler Campbell

It’s been a long, snowy winter and we’re more than ready to emerge again to engage with our clients and others in the sector.  Please check us out at these spring events!

Please say “hi” if you’re at these events.   We look forward to seeing you.

Iler Campbell in 2018 – look back with us!

December 29th, 2018 by Iler Campbell

As we ring in 2019, we’re looking back on the year just past.

We’ve put together a website with memories from the year.

Take a look here!

Happy New Year from all of us at Iler Campbell!

Thanks from Celia

November 26th, 2018 by Celia Chandler

As you know from the Iler Campbell LLP blog last week,  my husband, Jack Sikorski, died last Monday, November 19, 2018.  Originally diagnosed with lung cancer in early 2016, Jack’s cancer spread this year and I spent the last 10 weeks at home. I’m grateful for the time I was able to spend with Jack, including being with him and his children at his medically assisted death. As Canadians, we are so fortunate to have this choice now. 

Thank you for your expressions of concern over these months and particularly in the last few days. How comforting to receive support from such a large circle of friends, many with your own cancer stories.   Thanks to clients who agreed to work with my colleagues in my absence and of course, to those colleagues for so ably picking up my work. I am indeed privileged.  

I am devastated and exhausted but also back at work, not knowing quite what else to do with myself and knowing that I’d feel better back in my comfort zone. Please feel free to direct your legal inquiries to me again and I will do my very best to serve you.  

Thank you again, Celia

A sad day at Iler Campbell

November 20th, 2018 by Iler Campbell

Celia’s husband, Jack, passed away on Monday November 19th. All of us at Iler Campbell knew and loved Jack. We, along with many others, will miss him very much.

Our office will be closed Thursday, November 22 beginning at noon so that we may gather to remember him.

Jack’s full obituary is below.

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