Venus Sayed (Director):

Venus Sayed is a criminal lawyer and social justice advocate. She obtained an Honours Bachelor of Science at the University of Toronto, followed by her law degree at Osgoode Hall law school. She brings previous experience with not-for-profit boards to the organization. She has been an active member of the social justice community, participating in various charitable initiatives, working at the community and legal aid services program at Osgoode Hall law school, and promoting various just law initiatives. She works frequently with minority and disadvantaged groups in her work and has extensive insights into the areas of need in such communities.

Laura is a street and law involved woman struggling with a history of substance abuse and frequent relapses. Laura participates in our Healing from Abuse program and is connecting much of her substance abuse issues with trauma she experienced as a child. By understanding how her history of trauma impacts her life today and how it can trigger her substance abuse, Laura is healing from her experiences and achieving sobriety.  Laura is staying sober, exploring employment opportunities and developing healthy and enriching relationships.