About Sarah

Sarah works with a wide range private sector organizations (with a focus on multi-national businesses entering the Canadian market and tech start-ups) on privacy and technology matters, as well as public sector organizations (including hospitals, educational institutions and government bodies) regarding privacy and access to information laws. She advises on Canadian privacy laws, Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL), technology contracting, consumer protection, and AI-related matters.

Sarah is a Certified Information Privacy Professional/Canada (CIPP/C), a Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM) and has completed AI Governance Professional (AIGP) training, all through the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP). The CIPM is designed for individuals who lead privacy management programs (PMPs) for organizations, and for those who advise on development and governance of PMPs. Sarah is a member of the Canadian Technology Law Association (CANTECH) and Vice Chair of the Canadian Bar Association (Privacy & Access Law Section). Sarah also holds Certificates from Osgoode Hall Law School (York University) in both Intellectual Property Licensing and Drafting & Negotiating IT Contracts, and is a frequent speaker on privacy and cybersecurity topics, including Canada’s data breach response obligations under PIPEDA.

Sarah is a member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals, the Canadian Bar Association (Privacy & Access Law and Intellectual Property Sections) and the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society.

Appointments & Community Involvement

  • Former Chair of The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners, 2017-2019


  • Certificate in Intellectual Property Licensing , Osgoode Hall Law School of York University (2022)
  • Certificate in Negotiating & Drafting IT Contracts, Osgoode Hall Law School of York University (2020)
  • LL.B., Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University (2005)
  • Creative Copywriting for Advertising, Humber College (1998)
  • BAH Psychology, Queen's University (1997)

Bar Admissions

  • Nova Scotia (2006)