Maddy Toca is General Counsel & Secretary to the Board at Grand Challenges Canada, where she is responsible for the legal, risk and governance functions across the organization.
Prior to joining Grand Challenges Canada, Maddy spent time as in-house counsel at a global financial technology company, advising on issues related to privacy, technology and intellectual property. Maddy’s prior work in private practice centered on health law and civil litigation. Her experience also includes working on gender equality and socioeconomic rights issues in various roles, including working with the Adviser on Human Trafficking at the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Geneva, where she monitored and assisted with the implementation of the OHCHR Recommended Principles and Guidelines on Human Rights and Human Trafficking.
Maddy holds a B.A. (Honours) from McGill University, and a J.D. from Queen’s University. Maddy continues to contribute her time to causes both at home and abroad, currently serving on the Board of Directors of PLEO, a charitable organization providing support to families whose children are facing mental health challenges.