Jennifer White is an experienced and well-respected third-party investigator and lawyer with an expertise in safe sport, sexual misconduct, harassment and maltreatment investigations.
As an external party, Jennifer is retained to investigate complaints and to determine what happened and if there have been any violations of policy or law.
Jennifer has over twenty years’ experience as a trusted resource for organizations who need to understand the facts and to make decisions based on these facts. After a successful career as a lawyer, Jennifer has been doing investigation work only since 2016.
Jennifer is resourceful, thorough and meticulous in her work. She understands the importance of providing procedural fairness to all participants as well as providing clear and detailed reports that withstand judicial scrutiny.
Jennifer understands sport from the athlete, coach and parent perspective. Her favourite sports are ringette, hockey, rugby and triathlon.
A Member of the Law Society of Ontario, the Canadian Bar Association and the Association of Workplace Investigators. She on the independent investigator roster with the Office of the Sport Integrity Commissioner (previously SDRCC.)
Jennifer is often asked to speak publicly about the role and importance of third party investigators.
Workplace Investigation and Training Lawyer
Megan Forward is a lawyer who specializes in workplace and institutional investigations as well as organizational cultural reviews and assessments. Although based in Ottawa, Megan provides services to clients across Canada, including sporting associations, regulatory bodies and clubs.
Megan has significant experience dealing with complicated matters, including, lengthy complaints, complaints involving multiple parties, historical allegations, investigations where there is no formal complainant or where there is a significant power imbalance at play.
Based on Megan’s insight, organizations can meaningfully and proactively make the changes necessary to ensure that their members are able to live up to their athletic and personal potential.
Megan is a fair, thoughtful and impartial decision-maker who also exudes empathy and warmth. She has received training in anti-oppression, critical race theory and trauma-informed approaches and understands how trauma and the intersecting aspects of a person’s identity can impact their experience. Megan has a deep respect for the confidential nature of the information entrusted to her and always approaches her work with the utmost sensitivity.
Megan is a member of the Law Society of Ontario.