Marion Annau (Toronto, Canada)

President, Connect Legal

Marion Annau is a member of the Ontario Bar and the Founder and President of Connect Legal. Formerly, Marion practiced law in both Toronto Canada and New York City and subsequently she was Vice President of Strategic Development for New Leaders, an education focused non-profit.

Connect Legal is an innovative free legal services clinic that provides legal education and advice to low-resource immigrant small business owners. Connect Legal has provided support to over 1200 small business owners since launch and was named a “Vital Idea” by the Toronto Community Foundation in 2013. In recognition of her work, Ms. Annau received the Ontario Government’s Award for Leadership in Immigrant Employment in 2013 and was Runner-Up for Prosper Canada’s Robert E. Elliot Award 2013.