2016 Zenith Award Winners


WeirFoulds Women, WeirFoulds LLP

WeirFoulds Women (WFW), established in 1990, promotes a diverse working environment by addressing issues facing women in the modern workplace. WFW sponsors participants from the Law in Action Within Schools (LAWS), which works with law schools to motivate high school students. It also supports Progress Place, transitional employment programs, supporting people living with mental illness. WFW members have served on the Law Firm Diversity and Inclusion Network; on the board of the Canadian Association of Women in Construction; on the volunteer committee of Pro Bono Law Ontario; as President of the Canadian Association of Women Executives & Entrepreneurs; on the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health; and as President of the Canadian Association of Black Lawyers. One member worked in Kenya with the European Centre for Constitutional and Human Rights on the “160 Girls Claim.”