SECLS 2022 Annual General Meeting

The Board of Directors of South Etobicoke Community Legal Services is pleased to invite all clinic members, current and former staff, clients, community partners and interested neighbourhood residents to our 2022 Annual General Meeting which will take place via Zoom videoconference at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, November 25, 2022. Pre-registration required using this link:

We hope you’ll join us as we discuss the unique challenges and opportunities that lay ahead for our legal clinic and our community!

Opening remarks will be delivered by Amber Morley, City Councilor for Ward 3 (Etobicoke—Lakeshore).

Ms. Morley is the former Director of the South Etobicoke Youth Assembly, based at LAMP Community Health Centre. Ms. Morley has also served as Administrative Assistant to Councillor Peter Milczyn in what was then Ward 5, and subsequently as Constituency Assistant for Ward 4 Etobicoke-Centre in 2016. During the COVID-19 pandemic Ms. Morley returned to LAMP CHC in the position of Community Health Worker, coordinating the South and Central Etobicoke Vaccine Engagement Team (SEVET) in collaboration with local ambassadors and the City of Toronto. Just prior to her recent election to City Council, Ms. Morley worked as a Health Promoter focusing on the issues of food security and health equity.
Amber Morley headshot

We are also excited to welcome our keynote speaker this year: Sybil Thompson, Coordinating Member in the Refugee Appeal Division (RAD) of the Immigration and Refugee Board (IRB). Her planned address is entitled Access to Justice Before the IRB: Refugee Claims and Appeals.

Sybil Thompson headshot
Ms. Thompson has also served as the Special Advisor on Anti-Racism and Equity to the Assistant Deputy Chairperson of the RAD. Prior to joining the IRB in 2017, Ms. Thompson worked as a litigator in the Immigration Law Section of the Department of Justice Canada in Toronto, appearing before the Federal Court, Ontario Court of Justice and Ontario Superior Court. Ms. Thompson obtained her law degree from McGill University in 2008, during which time she volunteered as a legal advisor and advocate with the former non-profit legal aid clinic Africa and Middle East Refugee Assistance in Cairo, Egypt. Ms. Thompson is also a graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School (LL.M.), Oxford University (M.Sc.) and the University of Toronto (Honours BA).