September 30 – Ralph Thornton Centre AGM

What Does RTC Mean To Our Community?

Come and share perspectives.

You are invited to the Ralph Thornton Centre’s Annual General Meeting

September 30th, 2015, 6:30 to 8:45 PM

2nd Floor Auditorium, Ralph Thornton Centre, 765 Queen Street East

Summary Agenda:

6:00     Registration

(Annual Report and Board Package Distribution, Light Dinner, Welcome Activities)

6:30     Business Meeting begins:

(Including reports of the President, Treasurer, and Executive Director)

7:15     Announcement of Contest Winners and Awarding of Prizes

7:30     Election of the 2015-2016 RTC Board of Directors

8:00     Guest Speaker: Avvy Go

(Clinic Director, Metro Toronto Chinese and Southeast Asian Legal Clinic)

8:30     Acknowledgements

8:45     Adjournment

The RTC Auditorium is accessible (elevator access). Chinese interpretation will be available, and childcare will be available if requested in advance. To request childcare, or for other questions regarding the AGM, please contact info@ralphthorntoncentre.org, or 416-392-6810.

Avvy Go is the Clinic Director of Metro Toronto Chinese & Southeast Asian Legal Clinic. Since her call to the Bar in 1991, she has worked exclusively in the legal clinic system, serving the legal needs of low income individuals and families, the majority of whom are non-English speaking immigrants and refugees. Immigration, human rights, and employment law are some of the main areas of law that she practices in.   Avvy is a bencher of the Law Society of Upper Canada, and has been serving in that role, on and off, since 2001. She also serves on the LSUC’s Access to Justice Committee, the Equity and Aboriginal Issues Committee and the Human Rights Monitoring Group.

Apart from her legal practice, Avvy spends much time doing community organizing and advocacy work. She had been involved in a number of community organizations such as serving as the Vice-Chair of the Court Challenges Program of Canada, President of the Chinese Canadian National Council (Toronto Chapter) and board member of the Urban Alliance on Race Relations (1991-1994). In 2007, she co-founded the Colour of Poverty Campaign (COPC), a campaign to address the increasing racialization of poverty in Ontario.