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Gwenyth Stadig is an associate in Miller Thomson’s Tax practice group with a primary focus in Social Impact which she finds incredibly rewarding. She also works with the Private Client Services and Business practice group to uniquely serve clients local to the Region of Waterloo.
As part of the Social Impact group Gwenyth focuses her practice on assisting voluntary sector organizations with legal services to help them navigate the complex regulatory environments that are unique to the sector. As part of her Social Impact practice she assists charities and not-for-profits – as well as organizations interested in considering becoming charities or non-profits – with a variety of matters related to corporate governance. She specifically provides tailored advice on various issues including incorporation and charitable registration, operating in foreign jurisdictions, structuring complex gift agreements, reporting, and general compliance under legislation governing the voluntary sector.
Gwenyth also works with the firm’s Private Client Services group to advise clients on a wide range of matters relating to estate and succession planning, as well as estate administration. She develops personal relationships with her clients to provide intelligent, tailored options to her clients for them to make informed decisions which they are comfortable with and meet their needs.
Gwenyth’s work and approach with her business clients is not unlike her approach to Private Client Services’ matters. She takes the time to get to know the unique needs and goals of her business clients now, as well as their plans for future growth. Armed with this knowledge she advises on matters relating to private company transitions, incorporations, corporate governance, and shareholders’ agreements, as the client needs dictate.
Gwenyth received her Juris Doctorate from the University of New Brunswick, where she received the Lord Beaverbrook Scholarship in law for her studies there. While living in Fredericton, Gwenyth had the honour to mentor one youth on a weekly basis through a mentorship program with a local charity. She was also involved in Pro Bono Students Canada projects benefitting local charities and not-for-profits there.
Prior to commencing her law degree Gwenyth completed two degrees in Human Kinetics from the University of Ottawa, where she played varsity rugby and was employed as the mascot. As part of her Master of Arts she lived in Pangnirtung, Nunavut where she worked as the local lifeguard and had the privilege to work with the community Elders to improve water safety programming to better reflect the unique needs of the Inuit community of Pangnirtung.
- Advising a large religious denomination with regards to the accreditation of clergy through its individual denominational accrediting institutions;
- Experience working with and advising leaders of multiple religious denominations and their many churches across Canada;
- Obtaining many successful section 13 of the Charities Accounting Act orders for practical variation on the deeds of restricted gifts to charities;
- Advising a post-secondary religious institution with regards to amending its special legislation and corporate by-laws
- “Reflections of a Lawyer’s First Visit to the SCC”, supremeadvocacy.ca, January 2018
- Co-author, “Affective and self presentational responses to an exercise identity challenge: Investigating identity theory and the role of others”, Psychology of Sport & Exercise, 2018
- Co-author, ”I’m an exerciser: Common conceptualizations of and variation in exercise identity meanings”, International Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology, 2017
- Co-author, “Using a Public Health Approach to Understand ‘Skipping’ Snowmobiles in Pangnirtung, Nunavut, Canada”, International Journal of Aquatic Research and Education, 2014
- Co-author, “Adaption to Aquatic Risks due to Climate Change in Pangnirtung, Nunavut”, Arctic, 2013
- Co-author, “‘Don’t be scared, you don’t have to wear a lifejacket’: Using the Theory of Planned Behaviour to understand lifejacket usage in Tuktoyaktuk, Northwest Territories”, Polar Record, 2010
- Co-chair, “Carrying Out Online Activities Across Canada”, OBA Charity and Not-For-Profit Law Program, Toronto, June 2019
- Co-presenter, “Affective and self presentational responses to an exercise identity challenge”, Canadian Society for Psychomotor Learning and Sport Psychology, Ottawa, October 2010
- Co-presenter, “Risk-taking in a northern coastal, community: Differences in self-reported skipping of skidoos in Pangnirtung, Nunavut”, Ocean Management Research Network Conference, Ottawa, October 2009
- Co-presenter, “Climate change and the mitigation of drowning in Pangnirtung, Nunavut”, Inuit Public Health Task Group, Ottawa, January 2009
- Trustee, Waterloo Regional Law Association, 2019 – Present
- Member, FEMPowr, 2018 – Present
- Mentor, FEMPowr, 2018 – Present
- Member-at-large, Ontario Bar Association Charities and Not-for-Profit Law Section Executive, 2018 – Present
- Member-at-large, Canadian Bar Association Charities and Not-for-Profit Law Section Executive, 2018 – Present
- Member, Pro-Bono Students Canada Wills Project at that UNB Faculty of Law, 2014 – 2015
- Executive member, Women in the Law at the UNB Faculty of Law, 2014 – 2015
- Boaz Volunteer “Big Sister Mentor”, 2012 – 2015
- Pro-Bono Students Canada, Access to Justice through the UNB Faculty of Law Chapter, 2012 – 2013
- Habitat for Humanity, Women Build 2011, Wellington County Habitat for Humanity, 2011
- Member, Law Society of Ontario
- Member, Law Society of Newfoundland and Labrador (non-practicing status)
- Member, Ontario Bar Association
- Member, Canadian Bar Association
- Member, Christian Legal Fellowship
Formation et admission au barreau
- Ontario, 2016
- Newfoundland and Labrador, 2016
- J.D., Faculty of Law, University of New Brunswick, 2015
- M.A., School of Human Kinetics, University of Ottawa, 2010
- B.Sc. (Hon), School of Human Kinetics, University of Ottawa, 2008