Jennifer M. Leddy joined Carters Professional Corporation’s Ottawa office in 2009, becoming a partner in 2014 to practise charity and not-for-profit law following a distinguished career in both private practice and public policy. Called to the Ontario Bar in 1974, Jennifer practised family law as a partner with Lang Michener LLP. She then joined the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) as a member of a multi-disciplinary pastoral team and later as a legal and policy advisor. At the CCCB, she was involved in the development of briefs to Parliamentary Committees and written arguments to the Supreme Court of Canada on a wide variety of social policy issues. Jennifer returned to private practice with Vincent Dagenais Gibson until she went to the Charities Directorate of the Canada Revenue Agency in 2008 as part of a one-year interchange program to work on the proposed “Guidelines on the Meaning of Advancement of Religion as a Charitable Purpose.” Ms. Leddy was a member of the Joint Regulatory Table (JRT), a working group formed under the Voluntary Sector Initiative to study and make recommendations for improving the legislative and regulatory environment in which the voluntary sector operates.
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