I am delighted to announce the appointment of Lisa Del Col as Level's new Director of Programs as of May 1, 2017.
As an experienced lawyer, educational program administrator, and former Level volunteer, Lisa is well placed to advance our organization's impact through creative, community focused programming. Her passion for advancing reconciliation, empowering students and Indigenous communities, and promoting human rights will serve her well as she leads the development and expansion of Level's specialized justice education programming for Indigenous youth throughout Canada.
Please join me in welcoming Lisa to Level's team (--> firstname.lastname@example.org)!
We would like to acknowledge the Law Foundation of Ontario, CN, Law School Admission Council, and RBC Foundation, for their generous support of Level's national justice education programming.
If not law, then:
One of three things – own a cheese shop, own a gym, or run a dog rescue organization.
Best party trick:
Facilitating human pyramids.
It’s a tie between Justice Rosalie Abella (I actually wrote a parody-style song about her for Osgoode’s Mock Trial variety show, set to the tune of Rihanna’s “Umbrella”) for paving the way for women and for her views on access to justice; and Justice Harry LaForme for his humility and commitment to Indigenous communities.
Lisa is a lawyer who graduated from Osgoode Hall Law School after obtaining her English and Communications degree from York University. After her call to the bar, she practiced at a full-service firm with a focus on family and real estate law. Realizing that helping students was her real passion, she transitioned into the field of academic administration, holding various student services roles at both the University of Toronto Faculty of Law and Osgoode Hall Law School. As the Aboriginal Law Program Coordinator at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law, Lisa supported Indigenous students and developed programming that focused on law as it impacts the lives of Indigenous people. In this role, she oversaw the development of a justice education program for Indigenous youth from across Canada. Lisa previously served as a volunteer for Level's Dare to Dream Program, and is a descendant of the Temiskaming First Nation in Notre-Dame-du-Nord, Quebec.