Madison is a graduate of Robson Hall Faculty of Law University of Manitoba. Madison completed her articles at the Public Interest Law Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba in 2019. Madison assisted counsel on complex systemic litigation files relating to the Charter, human rights, disability, Indigenous law and regulatory matters. One of the highlights of her articling year was working to improve access to disability-related supports and services for Indigenous children on reserves and adults with physical and intellectual disabilities. Madison’s passion for the law and strong work ethic are grounded in promoting social inclusion and equality for marginalized groups, including people with disabilities.
During law school, Madison bridged her interest in local and international human rights law and access to justice by completing local internships with the Manitoba Law Reform Commission, the Legal Help Centre drop-in legal clinic and an international legal internship with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. In 2017, Madison clerked for the Manitoba Court of Queen’s Bench, developing her legal research skills and fostering her enthusiasm about addressing complex legal and policy issues.
Prior to law school, Madison obtained a Masters of Science from the University of Oxford in the UK in Refugees and Forced Migration Studies. Her research focused on international children’s rights and Canadian refugee law.
Madison loves travelling and cooking and as a new Torontonian is enjoying exploring the city’s food and art scene.