Congratulations to Marion Overholt on receiving the Council of Canadians Award for her extensive work in social justice. The award was conferred by The Council of Canadians on the weekend during their celebration of 30 years of acting for social justice.
Overholt says she is deeply honoured to receive this award. "The Council of Canadians does amazing advocacy work on behalf of all Canadians, so their recognition of our poverty work is especially meaningful to me."
Overholt has practiced law in Windsor and Essex County for 33 years. She is the Executive Director of Legal Assistance of Windsor and Community Legal Aid. She was a staff lawyer at Legal Assistance of Windsor for many years and has represented clients in public law benefits practice while training law students in the practice of poverty law. Over of the years she has been a board member of numerous community agencies and social justice initiatives. For ten years Marion was the Social Justice Representative on the Windsor and District Labour Council Executive Board.
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