Jen Danch

Jen’s interest in social justice law emerged from her work as a community-based social worker. Jen worked for 10+ years in Toronto’s at-risk neighbourhoods focusing on crisis intervention, harm reduction and advocacy with survivors of violence, homelessness and addiction. She holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in International Development Studies and a Master of Social Work degree, both from the University of Toronto.

Jen obtained her Juris Doctor from Osgoode Hall Law School. She completed a term at Parkdale Community Legal Clinic as a law student caseworker in the Social Assistance, Violence and Health (SAVAH) division. She was awarded the 2017 Frederick H. Zemans Prize in Poverty Law.

Jen is an Advisory Member with the Canadian Romani Alliance. In 2015 she co-authored a report on systemic discrimination faced by Romani refugee claimants in Canada. During law school, Jen completed an exchange program in constitutional and human rights law at Central European University in Budapest, Hungary. She was awarded the Dean’s Gold Key Award by Osgoode for her volunteer work with refugees at the Keleti train station in Budapest.

Following law school, Jen articled at the Ontario Human Rights Commission where she worked on systemic litigation regarding solitary confinement and barriers to employment for refugees. She also conducted extensive research to support the Commission’s advocacy on poverty, racial profiling and access to education for children with disabilities. She joined Swadron Associates following her call to the bar in 2018.

Jen serves Swadron Associates clients in all aspects of the firm’s practice. She is particularly interested in consent and capacity, elder law, and human rights.

 

Assistant:
Vladislava Usacheva
vusacheva@swadron.com
(416) 362-1234 ext. 241

 

Jen Danch

Honours B.A., Specialist Program in International Development Studies, University of Toronto, 2003

Master of Social Work, University of Toronto, 2006

J.D. Osgoode Hall Law School, 2017

Call to the Bar: 2018 Ontario

Memberships: Law Society of Ontario, Mental Health Legal Committee

 

Tel: (416) 362-1234, ext. 229
Fax: (416) 362-1232
jdanch@swadron.com