FACL BC Receives CBA Touchstone Award

7 Jun 2024 10:13 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

FACL BC is honoured to announce that it has been selected as the recipient of the 2024 CBA Touchstone Award. FACL BC President, Fiona Wong and VP Marketing, Jenny Huang recently accepted the award on behalf of FACL BC at the CBA President's Dinner. The award ceremony took place in Gatineau, Quebec on June 5, 2024.

A written transcript of FACL BC’s acceptance speech, as recorded by Fiona, can be found here.

The Touchstone Award celebrates the accomplishments of an individual or an organization who has excelled in promoting equality in the legal profession, the judiciary, or the legal community in Canada. The award recognizes successful promotion or furthering of equality at the national level and/or a significant contribution relating to race, gender, disability, sexual orientation or other diversity issues in the recipient’s community. FACL BC was specifically recognized for its documentary, But I Look Like a Lawyer in receiving this award.

FACL BC is the second organization to receive this award since 1996. FACL BC joins the ranks of past Supreme Court of Canada judges, the Honourable Justice Claire L’Heureux-Dubé and the Honourable Justice Rosalie Abella, and other CBA branch presidents in BC and Alberta, in receiving the Touchstone Award. 

We thank the Canadian Bar Association Equity Subcommittee for selecting us as this year’s award recipient. We also thank our nominator, Gurminder Sandhu, KC, and others who provided letters of support, including Gaynor Yeung, Jennifer Chow, KC, and Winston Sayson, KC. We wish to express our gratitude to current and past board members, as well as our hundreds of volunteers since 2011, for making this award possible.

Read more here from the Canadian Bar Association's official announcement. FACL BC congratulates all other award recipients for 2024.

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