The Diversity and Inclusion Committee is a strong supporter of initiatives undertaken by provincial law societies and external organizations to provide resources relating to wellness, mental health and other issues of concern for lawyers.
Diversity & Inclusion Committee Executive Members
The Diversity & Inclusion Committee is made up of the following executive members:
Vice Chair: Teresa-Anne Martin, Aviva Trial Lawyers
Past Chair: Andrea Lim, Dutton Brock
Members at Large:
Diversity & Inclusion Committee Initiatives
The Diversity & Inclusion Committee was established in the fall of 2017, however, CDL’s Diversity Policy has been in existence for over a decade and features prominently on its website. In less than three years, the size of this steering committee has almost tripled, with representatives from across Canada This growth has allowed for targeted community involvement, promotion of D&I ideals, and expanded awareness of the importance of D&I initiatives throughout CDL membership and beyond.
The committee mandate and duties are:
• To ensure a culture of diversity and inclusion is supported and encouraged throughout CDL programming and public submissions.
• Provide cross-representation on CLE Committee, CDL Women’s Caucus, Young Lawyer Committee, and In-house Counsel Committee.
• Ensure issues of community interest are shared with CDL membership
Read a 2018 Status Report of Diversity & Inclusion Steering Committee Committee HERE
Read a 2021 Status Report of the Diversity & Inclusion Steering Committee HERE
Below is a list of some cultural competency resources gathered by members of the committee:
We are pleased to show you profiles of current CDL members each one offers a unique experience:
Diversity and Inclusion Committee Chair: Christina J. Cook, Intact Insurance, Vancouver