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Aruna Dahanayake

P.416.964.5520  F.416.964.5895  E.

Assistant: Irene Urbanavicius416.964.1115 Ext. 2257

Aruna's Practice Areas


  • Call to the Bar, 2015
  • University of Toronto Faculty of Law - J.D.
  • Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism
  • University of Oxford - M.A. and First Class B.A.


  • Ontario Bar Association
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Canadian Association of Labour Lawyers

Aruna joined Cavalluzzo as an associate in 2015 after articling with the firm. He practices in the areas of Labour Law, Education Law, Human Rights and Professional Regulation/Discipline.

In his wide-ranging practice, Aruna represents employees and trade unions in many different sectors, including education, media, energy, aviation, retail and more.

Aruna gives practical advice on such diverse matters as benefits and compensation, human rights in the workplace, jurisdictional disputes, and employee discipline and discharge. He provides representation in grievance arbitrations and labour board proceedings, as well as proceedings at the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario and the Ontario College of Teachers.

Aruna received his J.D. from the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Law in 2014. During law school, he was the student director of a free legal clinic for artists and a caseworker at two other legal clinics, Downtown Legal Services and Advocates for Injured Workers. He was also a volunteer in the political action department of a labour union and a summer law student in the litigation group of a full-service law firm.

Prior to law school, Aruna worked as a book editor at a publishing house in Toronto. He studied publishing at Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism and earned an M.A. and a first class B.A. in Modern History from the University of Oxford.

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