Sabrina Feldman (Director):

Sabrina Feldman is a social justice lawyer currently working for Hynes and Associates in the area of criminal defense and mental health law. Prior to her current position, she worked for Legal Aid Ontario as Criminal Duty Counsel at Old City Hall and as associate in Aboriginal title and treaty rights litigation for the firm Olthuis Kleer Townshend LLP.

Sabrina has been an active member of the social justice community in Canada and internationally. She worked for the Legal Resource Centre in South Africa in 2011-2012, engaged in socio-economic test case litigation. She has also spent time in Tunisia, Haiti and at home in Canada advancing human rights for marginalized populations. Sabrina received her LL.B. from the University of Windsor, and an LL.L. from the University of Ottawa, receiving numerous awards for academic achievement.

Sometimes the company we keep can have serious, everlasting consequences that alter the course of our life. Charlie found out the hard way that her partner did not have the best of intentions after she was arrested for holding on to his gun. Luckily, Charlie was strong enough to turn her situation around.  Charlie took full advantage of programs available when she was at Grand Valley Institute, and that hard work paid off upon her arrival to the Phyllis Haslam Residence at Elizabeth Fry Toronto. 

Upon her release, Charlie had a job lined up in a field she was passionate about, and has been working hard to save money so she can support herself when she is granted her full parole. Most importantly, Charlie has reconnected with old friends. By surrounding herself with positive influences who are as invested in her success as she is, it reminds Charlie that life always moves forward.