Olayinka Ekenkwo’ practice is in the areas of employment law, human rights, citizenship and immigration, wills and estates and real estate and business law. Her office offers services to the public in the Town of Ajax, across Durham Region and the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) in Ontario including Pickering, Whitby, Oshawa, Courtice, Bowmanville, Peterborough, Newcastle and Scarborough and GTA.
Olayinka is proud to bring her social justice-oriented practice to her own community here in Ajax and across the GTA. Her practice focuses on workplace harassment and discrimination violation issues, including: discrimination based on any of the human rights code grounds; sexual harassment in the workplace; bullying and harassment in the workplace, etc. She is proud to represent employees experiencing discrimination, bullying and/or harassment on the job, and to educate employers on their human rights obligations.
Olayinka was an employee of the Ontario Public Service (OPS) in the Workplace Discrimination and Harassment Prevention Office (WDHP Office) in Toronto after articling with the Crown Law Office, Civil (CLOC) in the Ministry of Attorney General (MAG). She also worked in the Ministry of Labour assisting counsel in the prosecution of cases relating to violations of the Employment Standards and the Occupational Health and Safety Acts. She has experience attending the Grievance Settlement Board (GSB) and the Provincial Offences Court. Along with her legal training, she has over 15 years experience in human resources management in three continents including within the Ontario Public Service in an advisory role to managers and employees regarding human resources best practices. She is highly skilled in employment consultancy including workplace conflicts prevention and resolution, workplace investigations relating to discrimination, harassment and accommodation obligation.
Olayinka is a lawyer in good standing with the Law Society of Ontario (LSO). She holds a bachelor’ degree in legal laws (LL. B) from Northumbria University, United Kingdom and a bachelor’s degree from University of Ibadan, Nigeria. She attended the Internationally Trained Lawyers Program (ITLP) at the Faculty of Law, University of Toronto, Canada. In 2013 she obtained the National Committee of Accreditation (NCA) certificate from the Federation of Law Societies of Canada (FLSC).
Olayinka is a member of the Canadian Association of Black Lawyers (CABL), the Ontario Bar Association (OBA), Black Female Lawyers Network (BFLN), Canadian Association of Nigerian Lawyers (CANL) and Christian Legal Fellowship.
Olayinka is a human rights advocate, an avid reader and a promoter of continuous personal growth and development.