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CNIB - Introduction to Ontario Advisory Board
Aaron is a lawyer with the Department of Justice and works in the legal services unit at Citizenship and Immigration Canada.
Originally from Sudbury, Ontario, Aaron attended Laurentian University where he obtained his B.A. in Philosophy and Political Science.
After attending the University of Oxford on a Rhodes Scholarship, Aaron returned to Canada to pursue a law degree at the University of Toronto and was called to the Bar in 2002.
In addition to his legal services work, Aaron has been a member of the Department of Justice's Advisory Committee on Persons with Disabilities (ACPD) since 2003, and served as ACPD Co-Chair from September 2010 to August 2012.
In June 2013, Aaron received the Queen's diamond Jubilee Medal for his work at the Department of Justice, notably for his leadership on diversity and employment equity issues.
As well, Aaron
has a long record of volunteer and pro bono participation with community and outreach organizations.
Deirdra McCracken, director of ...
Deirdra McCracken, director of communications and deputy chief of staff to Canadian Heritage Minister James Moore, and Aaron Marsaw, a lawyer for the National Department of Justice, both are alumni of the Laurentian University model Parliament program.
In The News - Charlesfort Developments
It was peer influence that prompted Aaron Marsaw, a new lawyer working in the Department of Justice, to look at his financial future and trade renting downtown for buying a 900-squarefoot condo in the Hudson.
The 33-year-old, who lost 98 per cent of his
sight when he
was 12 and underwent surgery to remove a tumour behind his
optic nerve, had no desire to live outside the city core or to continue paying rent for a downtown apartment.
can seen shapes and colours and likes to walk through the downtown.
friends were starting to buy urban condos and he
liked the idea of central living and being able to walk two blocks to work.
also liked what he
saw when Charlesfort
built The Gardens, twin condo towers on Bronson Avenue.
paid $315,000 for a seventh-floor condo.
too is saving to boost his
Aaron Marsaw, Lawyer, ...
Aaron Marsaw, Lawyer, Department of Justice
Aaron Marsaw, a lawyer with a visual impairment, spoke about using the "informational interview" as part of a job search strategy.
began with a story about his
own experience of networking and how his
network grew as a result of sending thank-you notes to those who spoke with him when he
was first looking for work.
emphasized the importance of networking.
It is about talking to people, asking questions, obtaining information, sharing experiences, and making connections.
The informational interview is really just networking, he
said, but in a structured way.
Marsaw recommended researching professional associations, finding and contacting prominent people in the field, and being organized about who to contact and how to approach each person.
The campus employment office and the Internet are valuable resources.
Start by sending a cover letter.
Express an interest in learning about the organization and the person's work, Marsaw
suggested meeting as many people as possible and researching as many organizations as possible.
In that case, end the meeting after two or three questions, Marsaw
Better to leave a positive impression than to extend an unproductive interview.
But, no matter how minimally helpful the contact's advice was, send a thank-you note, he
also encouraged participants not to get discouraged if the search starts off slowly.
The informational interview is only one part of a job search strategy, but it can be very effective.
In fact, such an interview helped Marsaw
job in the federal government.
As a result of talking to people, his
resumé was widely circulated, and he
was hired for an unadvertised position.
Over the years, said Marsaw
, your network will continue to build and serve as a valuable source of ongoing advice.
To level the playing field, Marsaw
advised students to ensure that their needs are known by the time of the interview.
suggested follow-up assessments of personal accommodation needs every few years.
said that he
is very open to coworkers about his
accommodation needs, including showing them his
office and equipment and asking for formats that are better for him.
It is important that employees with disabilities themselves help to increase awareness, he
suggested that networking is one of the strategies for self-marketing and building toward starting one's own business.
Another participant responded that she
sees a growing push toward self-employment, and yet not everyone is entrepreneurial.
also raised a concern that people with disabilities qualify for self-employment training programs sponsored by the federal government, and yet they receive no financial support for the duration.
Laurentian University / Université Laurentienne
The Laurentian University Alumni Association is proud to announce the recipients of the inaugural Alumni Recognition Awards: Vickie Kaminski, BSN 1975, CEO of Hôpital régional de Sudbury Regional Hospital ; CBC journalist Conway Fraser, BA 1994; Rhodes Scholar, Aaron Marsaw, BA 1996 and current Dean's Scholar, Erica Robinson.
...Aaron Marsaw - Alumni Mentorship Aaron Marsaw works as Counsel for the Department of Justice - Indian and Northern Affairs in Ottawa . But his connection to Sudbury and Laurentian University remains strong for Laurentian's first Rhodes Scholar.Marsaw
continues to mentor students on campus who may wish to apply for the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship..