CAN Fund Board of Directors
-Partner Evenson Bundgard Flynn
Richard Evenson is a founding partner of the Toronto law firm of Evenson Bundgard Flynn. Mr. Evenson obtained his B.A.(Hons.) from Queen’s University at Kingston and, after doing graduate work in Political Studies at Carleton University in Ottawa , obtained his LLB in 1983 from the University of Windsor . Called to the bar in 1985, he has since that time practiced in the areas of education and employment law, labour relations, corporate commercial law, and civil litigation involving employee disability issues. In this last respect, Mr. Evenson has litigated over 400 cases on behalf of individuals seeking disability insurance benefits. Mr. Evenson also does criminal defense work. Mr. Evenson has appeared before all levels of the courts in Ontario and before various administrative tribunals, including boards of arbitration in labour matters, the Ontario Municipal Board, the Assessment Review Board, Human Rights Tribunals under the Ontario Human Rights Code , Workplace Safety and Insurance Board tribunals and appeals tribunals, and Canada Pension Plan disability appeals tribunals.
In addition, Mr. Evenson provides general advice on a wide range of education-related subjects to various stakeholders in the education community and has for several years served as an instructor at the Law Society of Upper Canada Bar Admission Course.
Mr. Evenson has authored numerous legal papers and articles, is a member of the Canadian Bar Association and the Criminal Lawyers’ Association, and is currently Vice-President of the Canadian Association for the Practical Study of Law in Education (“CAPSLE”), a national organization devoted to providing an open forum for the practical study of legal issues affecting education.
Mr. Evenson is married and lives in Toronto with his wife and three lovely children.