In order to ensure that the LCO fully considers the practical and theoretical implications that this Project raises, we are in the process of establishing an Advisory Group. 

The Advisory Group is made up of legal practitioners, academics from law and other relevant disciplines, representatives from community and advocacy organizations and government representatives with particular expertise in the area of the law as it affects the family.  The role of the Advisory Group is to provide advice on the issues raised by documents released in this Project, provide input into the Consultation Strategy in this Project and provide feedback on the impact or effectiveness of potential LCO recommendations.


The members of the Advisory Group are:

Suzanne Cadieux – City of Greater Sudbury, Ontario Works

Patti Cross – Ontario Court of Justice

Tracy Gagnon – Ontario Native Women’s Association

Tam Goosen – Urban Alliance on Race Relations

Louise Guertin – Clinique juridique grand nord

Justice John Harper – Superior Court of Ontario

Professor Ben Hovius – University of Western Ontario, Faculty of Law

Susan Irwin – Rural Legal Services

Lorna Kozmik – Toronto Police Services – Community Mobilization Unit

Paul Lantz – Keewaytinok Native Legal Services

Marianne Park – Consultant

Anne Marie Predko – Ministry of the Attorney General

Justice Robert Spence – Ontario Court of Justice