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Yinka Oyelowo

Associate Toronto, T: 647.776.3667 F: 416.862.8247

Shantie Balkaransingh Assistant sbalkaransingh@mathewsdinsdale.com 416.862.8280 x 265

Biography

Bar admission

Law Society of Ontario

Education

Carleton University, B.J. (Hons)
Osgoode Hall Law School, J.D.

Membership and affiliations

Canadian Association for Black Lawyers
Ontario Bar Association
The Advocates’ Society
Toronto Lawyers Association

Profile

Yinka is an Associate practicing in our Toronto Office. She offers compelling advocacy and strategic advice to employers in all areas of employment, labour and human rights law. Yinka is experienced in alternative dispute resolution, contract review, human rights and employment law litigation.

Yinka received her Juris Doctor from Osgoode Hall Law School where she was Co-President of the Canadian Lawyers for International Human Rights and the Special Project Manager for the Black Law Students’ Association. As an avid competitor in advocacy competitions, Yinka received the Best Team and Best Speaker award for the 2018 Lincoln Alexander Isaac Diversity Moot. During her time at Osgoode, Yinka was awarded the Dean’s Gold Key for demonstrating leadership, commitment and enthusiasm through her participation in clinical education and extracurricular activities. Throughout law school she cultivated an interest in employment law and access to justice matters by working with the Human Rights Legal Support Centre and a boutique employment law firm.

Prior to law school, Yinka worked in the documentary film industry after completing a Honours Bachelor of Journalism program at Carleton University where she was awarded the K. Phyllis Wilson Scholarship in Journalism. She is a board member of the Canadian Voice of Women for Peace and a volunteer with Pro Bono Student Canada’s Indigenous Human Rights program.

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