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LESLIE ANNE ST. AMOUR

Leslie Anne St. Amour (she/her) was born and raised in eastern Ontario, primarily the Ottawa Valley and Kingston areas. She is a member of the Bonnechere Algonquin First Nation and has mixed Algonquin and settler heritage. 

Leslie Anne attended McGill University where she received a Bachelors in political science with a minor in Indigenous studies. After graduating Leslie Anne was a member of the 2016-2017 Oceanpath Fellowship cohort run by St. Francis Xavier University. This program focused on community development and in particular asset-based community development. After her time as a Fellow Leslie Anne began at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law. She also joined the Board of Directors of Aboriginal Legal Services after her first year of law school. During law school Leslie Anne received two student leadership awards, the Dean’s Leadership Award in 2018 and John Willis Student Leadership Award in 2020, and participated in both the Callaghan and Kawaskimhon Moots.

Leslie Anne articled with the Ontario Ministry of Environment, Conservation, and Parks where she had the opportunity to participate in litigation, regulation drafting and prosecutions of environmental offenses. In addition, Leslie Anne joined the Board of Directors of the Algonquin Wildlife Research Station, an organization which is focused on providing a space for and support for conservation and ecological research in Ontario. 

Leslie Anne is also co-host of the podcast Rebalancing Act which she created with a law school colleague. The podcast interviews experts and discusses climate solutions in an accessible way for young people. 

In her spare time Leslie Anne can be found near the water whether it be fishing at her family’s cottage, camping in Algonquin Park or scuba diving on a reef.