The Ottawa Chapter was launched in October 2019 to provide local networking opportunities to BFLN members. This chapter is a link to the national BFLN organization that provides those in Ottawa with activities and support from an Ottawa perspective.
This new chapter seeks to attract members, develop relationships with Black law students (ie. BLSA – University of Ottawa chapter), leverage existing partnerships (ie. with the CABL Ottawa chapter) and recruit volunteers to help organize events. While not fully bilingual yet, the chapter encourages the use of both English and French.
Although the chapter started just before the pandemic, we were able to pivot to hosting virtual events to support our members. We look forward to building on a strong start.