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Angie Hamilton

Angie is a retired lawyer. She graduated from McGill University in 1984 with a Bachelor of Civil Law (B.C.L.) and a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B). After being called to the Ontario Bar in 1986 she practiced in the area of Tax and Estate Planning for 11 years at Goodman and Carr, LLP and then started her own practice in 1997. She retired from law in 2003 to devote more time to her family.

In 2016 Angie founded Families for Addiction Recovery (FAR) with other parents whose children have struggled with addiction from an early age. She is a member of the National Board of MADD Canada and the Chair of MADD Canada’s Public Policy Committee. She is a Board Member of The Ontario Family Caregivers’ Advisory Network and sits on family advisory committees for various organizations such as The Mental Health Commission of Canada, Children’s Mental Health Ontario and The Change Foundation. She also was a member of the Community Dialogue Steering Committee established by Toronto Public Health as part of the Toronto Overdose Action Plan.

Through lived experience with one of her son’s struggles with addiction, Angie has developed a passion for supporting other families struggling with addiction, compassion for those in active addiction and an immense respect for those living in recovery. She gives presentations to the medical community, law enforcement, religious organizations and other community groups to break down stigma and raise understanding of addiction as a preventable and treatable illness.