Thank you for joining us in Toronto for our inaugural WILL Ontario awards reception!



We are pleased to announce the recipient of the inaugural Ontario Women in Law Leadership Rosalie Silberman Abella Award:
Professor Kathleen Mahoney, KC!

Professor Mahoney’s extensive qualifications and contributions far surpass our character limit. Among her many accomplishments, Professor Mahoney was the Chief Negotiator for Canada’s Aboriginal peoples claim for cultural genocide against Canada, achieving the largest financial settlement in Canadian history for the mass human rights violations against the indigenous peoples of Canada. She was the primary architect of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada and led the negotiations for the historic apology from the Canadian Parliament and from Pope Benedict XVI at the Vatican.


The fundamental principles behind the WILL Awards is to celebrate the advancement and achievements of women lawyers, particularly as it relates to inclusion and diversity. A Canada non-for-profit organization guided by an Advisory Board of prominent and legal elite women, the Women in Law Leadership Awards recognizes leadership while fostering a diverse and inclusive environment for women lawyers.

The awards will attract top legal professionals in private practice, in house counsel and broader legal roles.

For more information, please contact Dal Bhathal at [email protected]