Earning a law degree, my admission to the Quebec Bar, and having practiced law in both official languages. Overcoming my fear of public speaking and earning the Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM) award. Being a vocal advocate for the marginalized and the voiceless in the workplace and in the community.
Being a parent to 2 wonderful adult children whom I have been blessed to raise for most of their lives as a single parent. Being instrumental in creating the first Access to Justice Team in Canada who provided training on Gender Based Violence in East Africa. Last but by no means least, having this auspicious nomination as one of 100 ABC Women in Canada.
1. I was appointed in 2018 as Canadian Citizenship Judge (1 of only 9, first merit based appointment of judges, only Black judge, first paralegal and RCIC appointed as a CJ),2. First paralegal to be awarded with the Lincoln Alexander Award by the Law Society of Ontario (nomination sent for another award and the Treasurer saw my application and sought to change the rules to award the Lincoln Alexander Award to me), 3. I am the first Black professor in Mohawk College’s Paralegal Program
My top three major accomplishments are being the recipient of the Universal Womens Network (UWN) 2019 Women of Inspiration award for Diversity and Inclusiveness, named one of 100 Accomplished Black Canadian Women 2022, and the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award 2022 by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP).