Jonathan Thibert LL.B.
Through a lot of hard work and an adventurous spirit, Jonathan was fortunate enough to travel for work and school, which allowed him to live on four continents over the last decade. On the journey to his current position, he has been a factory worker, a cook, an English teacher, a salesman and a childcare worker at an HIV clinic/orphanage, among other things. Through his broad range of experience, he has discovered that his true passion is with three separate, but connected, disciplines: the law, education and social service. Having seen the deplorable conditions on Canadian reserves, inner-city schools, developing nations and even in our justice system, he knows that opportunities are not always equal. Currently, Jonathan volunteers with Marmac Legal and Immigration LLP assisting clients on Human Rights matters, is a co-coordinator for the Paralegal Continuing Professional Development seminars at Durham College Centre for Integrated Justice Studies and works part-time as an IT Advisor. As a Director for Community Justice Alternatives of Durham Region, Jonathan uses his experience and education help others have an opportunity to reach their potential.
A wise man once said “you will never never know unless you try,” so I take it that no matter what the outcome may be, it was worth the try as experience only brings forth greater knowledge and understanding.
I am a mature post-secondary accounting student with an ultimate goal of achieving a designation as a Chartered Professional Accountant. I possess great interest in financial and business industries both domestically and internationally, even so developing my own personal financial habits and strategies which are working out exceptionally well. A passion is teaching myself while exploring new things.
I have enjoyed the hands-on working experience gained within finance and accounting realm using sophisticated programs such as Quick-books, Simply Accounting and Microsoft Excel. Also learnt how to use pivot tables and data sets to make information more understandable for easier decision making.
Laurie Marshall has been a member of Community Justice Alternatives, Durham Region (CJA), from the inception of the Community Mediation Training provided by St. Stephens Community House. Having been a member of the Board of Directors and having held the offices of Secretary, President and Vice-President of CJA over the years, Laurie is a firm advocate for CJA and its restorative justice and community mediation programs and services. Committed to life-long learning, Laurie completed her Advanced Mediation Training at Conrad Grebel College at Waterloo University and is commencing the Family Law Mediation certification process. Laurie is a Licensed Paralegal in good standing with the Law Society of Ontario, and a Professor in the School of Justice and Emergency Services at Durham College. Being a strong supporter of access to justice Laurie volunteers 1 day each week in the role of Immigration Paralegal at the Durham Community Legal Clinic which encourages and facilitates the flexible innovative provision of high quality legal services to those in need in Durham Region.
Lee-Anne Moore is a licensed Paralegal with the Law Society of Upper Canada, and was the highest ranking graduate of the 2016 paralegal program at Durham College. She has a background in sales and small business operations, and a great deal of experience in a professional office environment. Her experience negotiating, editing correspondence and reviewing contracts has developed a keen attention to detail, impeccable organizational skills, outstanding customer service practices and a passion to assist those around her; it is with these abilities that Lee-Anne serves clients with a focus on WSIB and Human Rights law through her sole proprietorship.
In addition to being Secretary of the Board for Community Justice Alternatives, Lee-Anne also dedicates her time to volunteering as a co-coordinator of the Paralegal Continuing Professional Development seminars hosted by Durham College and CIJS and assists Durham Region Police Service with their annual Racing Against Drugs event.
Sue Sutcliffe is a Canadian Digital Marketing Coach that has been working with businesses that want to increase sales, make more money, and better monetize the Internet since 1993. She has served on the Boards of various non-profit organizations and is very well-known and respected throughout the Durham Region and beyond. She brings an enthusiasm for all things web-based and digital to everything thing she does. Sue is a professional who provides Web and Socia Media Consulation.
Katie is a graduate with Honours of Durham College in the Paralegal Graduate Certificate Program. She also holds an Honours Diploma in Protection, Security & Investigations, and owns and operates her business providing legal services.
Katie has six years of experience working with seniors in long term care as a Personal Support Worker. The fast pace and steady changes have developed her ability to quickly adapt and think on her feet. Katie’s experiences assisting individuals suffering from mental illness and diminished capacity are what led to her passion for providing legal services. It is through this that Katie is able to offer support, and guidance to those in need. Her role as a PSW provided her additional training in crisis prevention and intervention which allows her to advocate and mediate for residents rights.
It is through her volunteer experience with the Durham Regional Police Services “Racing Against Drugs” program that Katie discovered her interest in Criminal law and social justice. It is also through this work that Katie became aware of Community Justice Alternatives, for which she is now a Director of the Board. She is also a member of the CPD events hosted by Durham College and CIJS where she assists in the planning and provision of materials and presenters. However, her altruism doesn’t end there, as Katie is also on the membership committee for a non-profit housing co-operative where her familiarity with policies and procedures allow her to orientate prospective tenants.