IC Education Updates

Staffing announcement at Iler Campbell

June 14th, 2022 by Iler Campbell LLP

We’re pleased to announce that earlier this year, we hired Fatema Jivaji, a lawyer who shares our strong interest in land trust work.  Fatema hit the ground running working on a couple of big land trust acquisitions.  (Stay tuned to the blog to hear more details about that!) With experience gained in big and mid-sized firms and working as a lawyer directly for a private equity firm that capitalizes development projects, we’re confident Fatema will have lots to offer our developer and prospective-developer clients working in the non-profit sector. She looks forward, too, to gaining a broader understanding of the range of work we do for our non-profit, co-op, and charitable clients.   You can read more about Fatema here.

In other news, our 2021-2022 articling student, Maggie Fleming, will be called to the bar this month.  We’re delighted she’s agreed to stay with us for a few months to get us through some big ongoing projects.   Make sure to congratulate Maggie if you’re working with her. Becoming a lawyer is a long haul and one that deserves celebrating!

Freaky Friday, political-style: voting in the Ontario provincial election

May 30th, 2022 by Celia Chandler

Politicians who ‘get things done’ are good at doing bad things. But that might be the reason they get re-elected.

Currently York South-Weston is represented federally by Liberal, Ahmed Hussen, the first Somali federally-elected politician and current Minister of Housing and Diversity and Inclusion. Credit: Micheal Swan / Flickr

“So, why do you support him?” I longed to ask the three young, white, able-bodied men, as I walked down the street.

Even without their blue leaflets, they look like stereotypical Ford supporters. They have the swagger of people who’ve never felt the sting of discrimination because of their colour or accent; who’ve never gone hungry; who’ve never wondered how they’d make rent; and who know they will secure well-paying jobs that will afford them houses in neighbourhoods with good schools, brew-pubs, and upscale coffee shops.

Not this neighbourhood.

Continue reading “Freaky Friday, political-style: voting in the Ontario provincial election”

Spring training round up

March 17th, 2022 by Celia Chandler

It’s true that co‑opers are committed to the 5th Co‑operative Principle – Education, Training, and Information – even when it has to be done remotely! I have to look no further than my own calendar to see this. Continue reading “Spring training round up”

GHCHF Winter Workshop 2022

January 5th, 2022 by Iler Campbell LLP

Iler Campbell is proud to provide workshops for the Golden Horseshoe Co‑operative Housing Federation Winter Workshops 2022 conference. Workshops are Saturday, January 29, 2022 from 9:30 AM to 6:00 PM, registration is available here.  And be sure not to miss the Thursday night AGM followed by a Special Guest Presentation and social mixer! Continue reading “GHCHF Winter Workshop 2022”

Free webinar series: Back to School with Iler Campbell LLP!

September 20th, 2021 by Iler Campbell

Free webinar series: Back to School with Iler Campbell LLP

It’s that time of year! Join us for our ‘back to school’ webinar series this October and brush up on some important legal topics.

Read on for event descriptions and signup links. Can’t make an event? Make sure you’re signed up for our blog — we’ll send a notice when recordings are posted online. Continue reading “Free webinar series: Back to School with Iler Campbell LLP!”

Time for an early new year’s resolution – book some training!

December 14th, 2020 by Iler Campbell LLP

Nearly five years ago, in March 2016, the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario (HRTO) released a landmark case for housing providers.  The decision, Welykyi and Rouge Valley Co-operative Homes Inc., was the first significant decision of the HRTO to relate to housing.  Although it was a co-op case, it helps all housing providers understand the importance of decisive action when tenants or members harass each other on grounds protected under the Human Rights Code.   Continue reading “Time for an early new year’s resolution – book some training!”