Tara McElroy, J.D.

Tara graduated from the University of Toronto Faculty of Law in June 2011 and joined Waldman & Associates in August 2011 for her articles. She was called to the Bar in Ontario in June 2012 and has been an Associate with the firm since that time.

Tara has experience representing clients before the Immigration and Refugee Board and in all varieties of applications to Citizenship and Immigration Canada. She has assisted clients in complex matters, including inadmissibility and exclusion from refugee status.

Tara regularly appears before the Federal Court of Canada in Applications for Judicial Review and Motions. She has assisted in high profile cases before the Ontario Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada.

Tara is an avid traveler and has volunteered in Kenya and Peru. At the undergraduate level, she studied international development at McGill University. She continues to cultivate an interest in global social justice issues.

Tara speaks and writes French at an intermediate level.

Professional Memberships and Activities

  • Member, The Law Society of Upper Canada
  • Member, Refugee Lawyers’ Association
  • Member, Canadian Association of Refugee Lawyers

Notable Cases Tara Has Been Involved With:

  • Ezokola v. Canada, 2013 SCC 40, assisted in representing UNHCR as an intervener before the Supreme Court of Canada.
  • France v. Diab, 2014 ONCA 374, assisted in representing Amnesty International as an intervener before the Ontario Court of Appeal.
  • B010 v. MPSEP, 2015 SCC 58, co-counsel before the Supreme Court in a landmark case regarding inadmissibility to Canada on grounds of people smuggling.
  • Shen v. Canada, 2016 FC 70, represented the Applicant in Judicial Review of interlocutory decisions of the Immigration and Refugee Board relating to the admissibility of evidence that may have been obtained by torture and alleged abuse of process by the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration.
  • Canada v. Young, 2016 FCA 183, appeared before the Federal Court of Appeal in 2016, in a case involving an application for citizenship made by a Canadian citizen on behalf of her adopted daughter.
Tara McElroy
Barrister & Solicitor
Telephone:  416-482-6501, ext. 205