Jennifer M. Leddy    B.A., LL.B.

Jennifer M. Leddy
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Ms. Leddy joined Carters’ Ottawa office in 2009, becoming a partner in 2014, to practice charity and not-for-profit law following a distinguished career in both private practice and public policy. After being called to the Ontario Bar in 1974, Jennifer practiced family law as a partner with the Toronto office of Lang Michener LLP until 1985, when she joined the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB), initially as a member of a multi-disciplinary pastoral team and later as a legal and policy advisor. At the CCCB, she was involved in the development of briefs to Parliamentary Committees and written arguments to the Supreme Court of Canada on a wide variety of social policy issues. In 2005, Jennifer returned to private practice with the Ottawa firm of Vincent Dagenais Gibson until she went to the Charities Directorate of the Canada Revenue Agency in 2008 as part of a one year Interchange program, to work on the proposed “Guidelines on the Meaning of Advancement of Religion as a Charitable Purpose.”

Ms. Leddy’s accomplishments also include being a co-director of the Catholic Organization for Life and Family (COLF) from its establishment in 1996 by the CCCB and Knights of Columbus until 2005; and being a member of the Joint Regulatory Table (JRT), a working group formed under the Voluntary Sector Initiative to study and make recommendations for improving the legislative and regulatory environment in which the voluntary sector operates, from 2000 to 2003. Jennifer is a Director of St. Patrick’s Home in Ottawa, and a former Director of Daybreak Housing in Ottawa.


Charity and Not-for-Profit Law.


LL.B., University of Toronto, 1972
B.A. (History & English), University of Saskatchewan, 1969


Ontario Bar, 1974


English and a working knowledge of French