The Metropolitan Action Committee on Violence Against Women (METRAC) is a long-standing partner of PBSC with projects at Windsor, Queen’s, Western, Ottawa, Osgoode, and U of T. Past students have worked closely with METRAC’s Legal Director to develop a comprehensive training program, including substantive legal training, training in the anti-oppression values that underpin METRAC’s approach, and a review of the available specialized resource for the writing assignments.

U of T Program

This year, PBSC U of T has a project with METRAC where two female upper-year students will prepare and deliver PLE workshops at women’s shelters in the Toronto area on relevant areas of law, which will serve as a supplement to the information on the OWJN website. PLE volunteers will receive training on how to structure a presentation and sensitivity training on working in a shelter setting.

How Do I Get Involved?

Students should have awareness of and interest in social justice, feminist, and anti-oppression theory. A basic understanding of family, immigration, labour, human rights, and/or criminal law is helpful but not required.

If you would like to get involved with METRAC, please submit a General PBSC Student Application Form, available here.

Please note that to participate in the Public Legal Education (PLE) placement, you must be a female upper-year student at U of T.

For More Information about Our Partner Organization

For More Information about METRAC please visit: http://www.metrac.org/

To visit the OWJN website, click here: http://owjn.org/owjn_2009/

Contact Information

For information about this placement, please contact Volunteer Coordinator: TBD

For general inquiries about the PBSC University of Toronto Chapter, please contact the Program Coordinators:

Greg Drozdzal
U of T Summer and School-Year Program Coordinator
Pro Bono Students Canada

Ellie Minchopoulos
U of T School-Year Program Coordinator
Pro Bono Students Canada

Email - probonostudents.utoronto@gmail.com