In recent weeks across the continent we have seen vividly illustrated both the cracks in our social cohesion and also increased capacity for resilience through civic engagement. We watched with horror the images of travellers from Muslim-majority countries detained at airports, and now the unveiling of a new travel ban. We heard with sorrow the grief […]
About Lauren Bates
Lauren Bates is the Director of Policy at the Wellesley Institute. A lawyer by training, her career has focussed on public policy and law reform. Early in her career, she worked in legal and business publishing, including as Managing Editor of CCH Canadian’s Human Resources, Legal and Business Division. As a Senior Policy Analyst at the Ontario Human Rights Commission, she led projects on disability inclusion, transit accessibility, pregnancy and breastfeeding, family caregiving, and mandatory retirement among others. For this work, she received the Amethyst Award for public service.