Reflections on my Summer Fellowship at JFCY

By Meaza Damte, incoming 2L at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law. My time with Justice for Children and Youth (JFCY) has been uniquely interdisciplinary and I am endlessly grateful for the opportunities it has presented. Coming into law school with exposure to the non-profit sector in Calgary I knew that JFCY’s mandate would…

My Summer at Justice for Children and Youth

By: Enniael Stair, an incoming 2L student at the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University. I learned about Justice for Children and Youth (JFCY) after reading the “spanking case” (Canadian Foundation for Children Youth and the Law v Canada (AG)) for my criminal law class. In this case, JFCY challenged the constitutionality of section…

Reflection on my Summer Internship at JFCY

By Samantha Gob, Osgoode Hall Law School, incoming 2L student. As someone very familiar with the non-profit sector and youth work, JFCY’s mandate of providing legal assistance to low-income children and youth immediately caught my interest. Before law school, I worked for over ten years in the non-profit sector, at one point managing multiple child…

Placement at JFCY as a JD/MSW Student

By Deborah Willoughby, a JD/MSW student and incoming 3L at the University of Windsor. I would never have expected that during a global pandemic I would have the opportunity to work at an organization which I have admired and hoped to engage with at some point during my law school career. As a summer law…

Reflection: My Summer Experience at JFCY

By Aditi Iyer, University of Victoria, incoming 3L student Despite all of the challenges that came with working remotely through the COVID-19 pandemic, I could not have imagined a better summer experience than my time with Justice for Children and Youth. Students are given countless opportunities for interesting and relevant work in a large variety…

Summer Internship Reflection by Serena Yun

My summer internship at Justice for Children and Youth (JFCY) was a fulsome experience. Under the supervision of staff lawyers, I completed legal research, advocacy letters, client interviews and intake. These assignments engaged many areas of legal practice. On one hand, I was able to apply my knowledge from 1L classes such as criminal law,…

Summer law student reflection

By Mithea Murugesu As my placement at Justice for Children and Youth (JFCY) draws to an end, it feels like an opportune time to reflect on my experiences. I was initially drawn to JFCY because I wanted to further explore my interest in children’s rights. Prior to this placement, I knew very little about what I…

JFCY’s 40th Anniversary Celebration on Nov 15, 2018

Dear JFCY members and supporters, This fall, we celebrate 40 years of protecting and advancing the legal rights and dignity of children and youth in Canada. It’s a milestone we are proud of, and would love to celebrate with you on November 15 at The Pilot on 22 Cumberland Street. Come with friends and rock…