• March 13, 2019

TORONTO, ON – Karen Gilmore is the winner of the 2019 Community Builder Award, presented by the Canadian Corporate Counsel Association, part of the Canadian Bar Association.

The Community Builder Award recognizes pro bono, community or corporate social responsibility efforts.

Ms. Gilmore is the Vice-President and General Counsel at Fulmer Capital Partners Inc. in Vancouver and is a dedicated volunteer in her community. Among her many roles, she’s acted as a director of the YWCA Metro Vancouver for eight years, including two years as Chair. Later, she was elected to the Board of the YWCA Canada, becoming Chair of that Board in 2018.   

Ms. Gilmore also focuses her volunteer efforts on the legal community. She recently founded the BC Chapter of Women General Counsel Canada, creating a unique system of support and mentoring for women GCs in BC. Her commitment to women and community-building is an inspiration to the profession.

The Community Builder Award will be presented during the CCCA 2019 “Light the Fire” National Conference, on the afternoon of Monday, April 8, 2019 in Toronto, ON along with various other CCCA awards.

Media accreditation for this event may be obtained by contacting Karen Sadler at ksadler@ccca-cba.org.

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This year the annual conference is co-chaired by Charlene Theodore, In-House Counsel, Ontario English Catholic Teachers Association, and Julia Shin Doi, General Counsel and Secretary of the Board of Governors, Ryerson University and will be held at the Hilton Toronto in Toronto from April 7 – 9, 2019.


The CCCA is the national voice and forum for in-house counsel in Canada. We have been championing Canadian in-house counsel since 1988. Now more than 4,500 strong, the CCCA is proud to be a Forum of the Canadian Bar Association, the essential ally and advocate of the legal profession in Canada.