Paulette Senior is President and CEO of the Canadian Women’s Foundation. She joined the Foundation in 2016, after 10 years as CEO of YWCA Canada. In 2021, she was awarded an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from the University of Lethbridge. She was nominated by the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada.
Konrad Sioui is the former Grand Chief of the Huron-Wendat Nation in Wendake, near Quebec City. Prior to serving as Grand Chief, he was the representative of the Assembly of First Nations in Geneva, from 1985 to 1992. He has been the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Société de l’assurance automobile du Québec (SAAQ) since January 2021. He was nominated by the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada.
The Honourable Louise Charron was appointed to the Supreme Court of Canada in October 2004 and retired from the Court in 2011. She was the first native-born Franco-Ontarian Supreme Court judge, and was appointed a Companion of the Order of Canada in 2012. She was nominated by the Canadian Judicial Council.
Jacqueline Horvat is a litigation lawyer and a founding partner of the law firm Spark Law. She is currently serving her third term as a bencher of the Law Society of Ontario, where she has been Chair of multiple committees. In addition, she is the Ontario representative on the Council of the Federation of Law Societies of Canada. She was nominated by the Federation of Law Societies of Canada.
Richard Jochelson is the Dean of Law at the Faculty of Law of the University of Manitoba. He previously taught criminal law for 10 years at the University of Winnipeg and worked at a large Canadian law firm. As an academic, he has also authored over 70 publications. He was nominated by the Council of Canadian Law Deans.
Charlene Theodore is Chief Inclusion Officer at McCarthy Tétrault. She is a member and former Director of the Canadian Association of Black Lawyers (CABL). She is a recipient of a 2017 Lexpert Zenith Award recognizing work in advancing the interests of women in the legal profession and society. She was nominated by the Canadian Bar Association.
David Nahwegahbow is the founding partner of the law firm Nahwegahbow Corbiere, which acts exclusively for First Nation individuals, communities, and organizations. He is Anishinaabe from Whitefish River First Nation. He is the recipient of multiple awards, including the Indigenous Bar Association’s Indigenous Peoples Counsel (IPC) designation, the National Aboriginal Achievement Award (now Indspire Awards) for Law and Justice, the Common Law Honour Society from the University of Ottawa, the Law Society of Ontario’s Law Society Medal, the Advocates’ Society Award of Justice, and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Anishinabek Nation. He was nominated by the Indigenous Bar Association.