Sydney joined Cavalluzzo as an associate in 2021 after summering and articling with the firm. She practices primarily in the areas of Labour Law, Professional Regulation, Workers’ Compensation, and Pay Equity.
Sydney graduated from the McGill University Faculty of Law, on unceded Kanien’Keha:Ka territory, in 2019 with degrees in civil and common law. Throughout law school, Sydney was involved in the movement for migrant workers’ rights as a volunteer case worker at community legal clinics in Hong Kong and Montreal. Sydney furthered her commitment to social and economic justice as a board member of a support staff union at McGill where she advocated for increased job security and pay equity for casual workers. She worked as a Research Assistant for Professor Adelle Blackett at the Labour Law and Development Research Laboratory and for Shin Imai at the Justice and Corporate Accountability Project.
Since moving to Toronto in 2012, Sydney has been actively involved in community organizing and research. She has experience researching, teaching, and advocating for corporate accountability in the Canadian mining and oil and gas industries. She continues to organize for climate justice and is interested in the role that workers and trade unions can play in facilitating a just transition.