Director of Advocacy
Andrew is a Toronto based labour lawyer and an internationally recognized labour law scholar. Andrew holds a Master of Laws in Labour Relations and Employment Law from Osgoode Hall Law School, a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Windsor, and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Political Science from the University of Guelph. Andrew’s background in private, public and non-profit sector organizations gives him a unique perspective from which to comment on a variety of issues impacting young Canadians in the new economy. His research on the legal regulation of the school-to-labour market transition has been utilized by a large number of organizations, including the Tax Court of Canada, the Law Commission of Ontario, and Australia’s Fair Work Ombudsman. Andrew acts as labour relations expert for organizations, as legal counsel to individuals and organizations on labour, employment, and human rights matters, and as a strategic consultant to organizations and political parties on economic and labour market issues affecting youths.
Director Of Research And Policy
Richa Sandill is the Director of Research and Policy for the Canadian Intern Association. Richa earned her LL.B. (with honours) from University College London in the United Kingdom in 2013. She serves as Co-Secretary on the Executive Committee for the Ontario Bar Association’s Constitutional, Civil Liberties, and Human Rights Section, as well as serving on the Executive of the Ontario Bar Association’s Women Lawyers Forum. Richa is a deeply passionate advocate for gender equality and young workers’ rights. She has conducted legal research on violence against women in Malawi and Kenya for international women’s rights charity The Equality Effect, as well as contributing public legal education material to METRAC’s Ontario Women’s Justice Network website. She is an Associate Lawyer at Rudner MacDonald LLP, a boutique firm specializing in Employment Law services for both employers and employees. During both her studies and her subsequent National Committee on Accreditation process upon her return to Canada, Richa has undertaken both paid and unpaid internships, including a legal research internship during law school at Save the Children in New Delhi, India.
Member at Large
Amy is a labour lawyer, with experience in administrative, labour, human rights and employment law. She is a recent graduate of the University of Ottawa Common Law Faculty, and holds a master’s in Political Economy from the University of Toronto where she was a Junior Fellow at Massey College. Amy has extensive work experience working in both the political and public service, including working as a staffer on Parliament Hill. A passionate advocate for access to justice, Amy is a co-founder of A2J, a provincial lobbying group aimed at addressing access to both legal education and legal services. She also serves on the board of director of Equal Voice, a non-for-profit aimed at electing more women to all levels of politics, and is an active volunteer with the Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF). Amy’s first hand experience with unpaid internships, and with student debt, lead her to take action with the Intern Association, in the aim of addressing systemic issues that plague young workers.