Committees & Memberships

Youth Advisory Committee & Public Legal Education Team (YAC-PLE Team)

The group’s mandate is to create communications (youtube movies, pamphlets, newsletters, facebook, twitter, etc…) for young people to advise and inform them regarding youth-based legal rights. The Committee decides which issues are relevant, thinks of ways to convey the messages most effectively and then creates publications accordingly. Currently, the committee is focusing on videos for our Youtube channel JFCY Ontario and meems. We meet every two weeks. The group is comprised of primarily high school students, post-secondary students, and law students. Call for new members will be posted here.

Advisory Panel

This panel of expert volunteers for JFCY undertake to do research, write materials and provide expert advice to the lawyers at JFCY. We welcome qualified scholars and professionals from various disciplines; this committee has limited membership and not all interested people will be able to participate.

Development and Fundraising Committee

This Committee aims to raise awareness and funds in a variety of ways to support the organization’s important work. All committed volunteers are welcome to apply.

Ontario Bar Association

JFCY lawyers are members of the OBA, a branch of the Canadian BarAssociation.  Our sectional membership includes: Child and Youth Law, Education Law and the Constitutional, Civil Liberties and Human Rights Law. For more information, visit:

Canadian Association for the Practical Study of Law in Education (CAPSLE)

JFCY is a member of CAPSLE, a national organization whose aim is to provide an open forum for the practical study of legal issues related to and affecting the education system and its stakeholders. For more information, visit:

Law Union of Ontario

JFCY lawyers are members of the Law Union, a coalition of progressive lawyers, law students and legal workers. The Law Union provides for an alternative bar in Ontario which seeks to counter the traditional protections afforded by the legal system to social, political and economic privilege. By demystifying legal procedures, attacking discriminatory andoppressive legislation, arguing progressive new applications of the law, and democratizing legal practice, the Law Union strives to develop collective approaches to bring about social justice. For more information, visit: