LEAF Staff members at the national office can be reached at 416.595.7170 or toll-free at 1.888.824.5323
Megan is the Executive Director & General Counsel at LEAF. She leads and manages LEAF’s legal activities and daily operations, and works with the Board to develop the vision and strategic plan for the organization. She provides leadership, expertise, support, and direction to LEAF’s work on litigation, law reform, and public education, including acting as counsel for LEAF in its court interventions. Megan holds both a B.A. (McGill) and a Master’s degree in Sociology (Carleton), where her research focused on the use of violence by young women and girls. She has law degrees from McGill (LL.B./B.C.L.), and Columbia (LL.M.). She clerked at both the Court of Appeal for Ontario (for Labrosse, Laskin, Goudge and Sharpe JJ.A.) and for Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin at the Supreme Court of Canada. She was called to the Ontario bar in 2003 and spent more than a decade as Crown Counsel, where she developed an expertise in appellate litigation involving sex work, human trafficking, sexual assault, and sentencing. From 2017 through the spring of 2019, Megan was Commission Counsel to the Public Inquiry into the Safety and Security of Residents in the Long-Term Care Homes System. Outside of work, you can find Megan enjoying time with her three children and husband, ideally on a mountaintop or by a body of water.