Sydney is an associate with Cavalluzzo LLP and practices primarily in the areas of Labour Law, Aboriginal Law and Indigenous Rights, Professional Regulation, Workers’ Compensation, and Pay Equity.

Sydney regularly works with unions, associations, First Nations, and individual workers on various health matters, including workplace accidents and exposure to toxic substances, in the context of occupational health and safety, workers’ compensation, and disability benefits schemes.

Sydney represents regulated nurses and midwives in professional regulation investigations and proceedings. Sydney also represents unions and individual clients at tribunals such as the Pay Equity Hearings Tribunal, Human Rights Tribunal, the Ontario Labour Relations Board, and at grievance arbitration.

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.

Sydney graduated from the McGill University Faculty of Law in 2019 with degrees in civil and common law and holds an HBA in Anthropology and Equity Studies from the University of Toronto. 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.


  • Call to the Ontario Bar, 2021

  • Juris Doctor and Bachelor of Civil Law, McGill University, 2019

  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours), University of Toronto, 2016


  • Canadian Bar Association

  • Ontario Bar Association

  • Canadian Association of Labour Lawyers

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