Presenter – Lorin MacDonald
|Lorin MacDonald, Barrister and Solicitor
Lorin is moderating “Building an Accessible Ontario” on October 26th.
Following a multi-faceted career in the business, public and non-profit sectors in Toronto and as an entrepreneur in her hometown of Port Dover, Lorin MacDonald decided it was time for a change. With the goal of acting as a catalyst for change through social policy, Lorin earned her law degree from the University of Western Ontario in London, complimenting undergraduate studies in sociology. In 2004, she was the lead organizer of a fully accessible forum in London that directly influenced the provincial government to introduce stronger disability legislation, the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). In 2006, Lorin was named to the City of London Mayor’s New Year’s Honours List and has received numerous honours for her unwavering efforts toward a barrier-free Ontario. She currently resides in Hamilton and is interested in Human Rights Law. As a member of the Accessibility Standards Advisory Council, Lorin provides advice to the Minister of Community and Social Services about the AODA, attends public consultations, participates in stakeholder events and undertakes outreach activities.