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Dahlia is so committed to giving back to several causes that she was recently inducted into the Bertha Wilson Honour Society, presented by the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University. Induction into the Bertha Wilson Honour Society requires an alumnus or alumna of the school to have made significant contributions in areas such as non-profit or charitable organizations, the legal profession, and their communities. In Jamaica, Dahlia’s efforts include a program that helps make education more accessible to youth. She helps provide financial assistance to some students from low-income families, so the cost of tuition, transportation, and lunch is less of a barrier. Here in Canada, Dahlia sits on the board of a transitional home in Peel region, as well as a charity organization which offers seminars, workshops, and free home care for seniors in the community who are on a fixed income.
Her desire to help those who need it, along with her love of a good debate are what steered Dahlia towards a career in law. “I like to have a good debate, a good argument, and to hold a good point,” she says. Before she got started as a corporate lawyer, Dahlia was involved in extra-curricular activities during her studies at Dalhousie. She was involved with the Indigenous Blacks & Mi’kmaq Initiative, which aims to reduce discrimination in the legal profession by increasing representation in these groups. She also served as ombudsman for the entire university for two years. “I enjoyed every bit of it,” says Dahlia. “I felt like I was really able to make an impact, and make a difference in the Dalhousie community.