Grace Alcaide Janicas, B.A., LL.B., LL.M.
Grace has been a practicing lawyer in the North East for almost three decades. She is currently an Assistant Crown Attorney with the Ministry of the Attorney General, as well as the designated Regional Hate Crime counsel for the North East. She has a Certificate in Elder Law from Osgoode Hall Law School and is a past adjudicator with the Consent and Capacity Board of Ontario. During her time practicing law in Ontario’s legal clinic system, she developed a specialty in Poverty Law, assisting some of the most marginalized and vulnerable members of our community. Grace has argued many disability and human rights cases before various tribunals and courts, including at the Supreme Court of Canada, with a particular focus on mental health and addictions. She is an immigrant to Canada from Portugal who divides her time living and working mainly between Sudbury and Manitoulin Island. Grace has a long history of volunteering for many non-profit organizations and has a keen interest in Restorative Justice. She is committed to doing all she can, both professionally and personally, towards the goal of reconciliation.