“We’re very lucky to have someone like Roger Rowe. He’s a valuable role model because of the good work he does.”

  - Ontario Chief Justice Roy McMurtry
Ontario Lawyers Gazette, Winter 2005, Vol. 9, No. 1

“I have had the great honour of working with Roger in his Community Building capacity, as well as his Law Practitioner's capacity. Roger's dedication to community is unsurpassed. He has spent several years developing various not- for- profit organizations, and has volunteered countless hours to community causes. Many youth and adults alike have benefited from Roger's mentorship and generosity.

Roger's commitment to his law practice is driven by his desire to secure positive results for his clients. His success with the precedent setting Baker case demonstrates his vision and unique approach to difficult cases.”

  - Maurice O. Thompson, BAS
Chair, P.E.A.C.H. (Promoting Economic Action and
Community Health)

“Roger Rowe and his associates have worked closely with our Centre for many years by providing legal advice and consultation to the residents of Jane Finch. We appreciate his thoughtfulness in bringing the services to our Centre, making those visits accessible to those we serve. We highly value and appreciate his contributions

  - Jane/Finch Community and Family Centre  

“Over decades, Roger has earned the respect and admiration of the Jane Finch community residents and leaders alike. He has remained grounded in the reality of its residents, and the barriers they face with poverty, housing, violence, stigmatization and the withdrawal of important social supports. Roger’s vision has shaped PEACH’s development and exemplary programs. He envisioned and brought to reality two interventions for youth at PEACH: a Wraparound program that provided year-long support for individual youth, through community-based support teams; and the Suspended and Studying’ program. He is never satisfied with superficial nostrums or quick solutions.”

  - Marilyn Eisenstat
Managing Director, PEACH (Promoting Economic Action and
Community Health)

“Roger took up my refugee case at a time when I was facing deportation.
Even though I was eventually deported, Roger worked hard on my behalf thereby making it possible for me and my entire family to return to Canada as permanent residents. His honesty and dedication to my cause was second to none. Thank you very much Roger.”

  - Benjamin Osei
Youth and family Outreach Worker
Youth Unlimited/YFC

“I have known and worked with Roger for many years. Together we worked and volunteered in the non-profit sector. It was through that type of work that solidified my trust and confidence knowing Roger would be the right lawyer to assist me during the difficult time of my separation and divorce. His knowledge and understanding of family law as well as his patience during the entire ordeal was outstanding. I could always count on Roger being on top of the issues, working diligently on my case helped to secure the best possible outcome for me and my children. I would not hesitate to recommend Roger to all my friends and family.”

  - Susan D’Oliveira
Executive Assistant/Manager Accounts Payable
Re: Separation/Divorce Proceedings

“Roger has helped me to legally fight for the return of my twin daughters. Roger is passionate about his work yet down to earth and easy to talk to.”

  - K. O.  

“My case involved a school matter and this law firm dealt with the matter in the most professional manner. I must say that my family and I have had a great experience with Roger Rowe law firm. The entire staff was truly amazing to all of us, quite professional, competent, respectful and caring. From the first day that I met Roger, he acted upon my case promptly and with great interest. I was very impressed with his diligence and caring attitude towards our concerns.”

  - Pat Persaud
Re: Education Law Matter

“Dear Roger,

Your participation and efforts on the Governance Working Group were instrumental in establishing the foundation for the York University TD-Community Engagement Centre at Yorkgate Mall. The centre will house educational initiatives such as community based learning that provides students with hands-on experience through volunteer service in the community relevant to their course curricula. It will also support research collaborations between community organizations and faculty members who share a commitment to build strong neighbourhoods. Thank you again for all your contributions.”

  - Rhonda Lenton
Dean of Atkinson Faculty of Liberal
and Professional Studies

“Starting a new life as a single mother of two young boys was a frightening thought for me. I will never be able to begin to thank Roger enough for what he has done for me and my children. Having had such outstanding legal advise and the knowledge and professionalism in which he conducted himself with, made me feel confident and proud to have him represent me. I'll always feel secure knowing that Roger is in my corner!”

  - Janice Paron

“Roger skillfully led us through a guardianship case where his meticulous up-front work led to a successful court outcome. We highly recommend him as we were very pleased with his work.”

  - Wanda McNevin


“Roger Rowe is the reason why my husband is here in Canada. The Canadian High Commission in Kingston Jamaica had denied his application for permanent residence. Roger's immigration knowledge and expertise is the reason why we won the appeal.”

  - Marcia Simpson Lee

Dear Roger:

“A sincere thank you to all of our members and volunteers at the Ontario Bar Association (OBA). Without your tremendous efforts, your generosity of time and your commitment to your colleagues in the profession, our Association could not continue its important work as the voice of the legal profession in Ontario.

Our record number of advocacy submissions this past year, the very successful 2009 Annual Institute, hundreds of Section programs, CLEs, Law Day activities and special events, Section newsletters and Briefly Speaking, were made possible because you chose to support the Ontario Bar Association.

Members of our profession have a long and proud history as community builders. The quality of the contribution you make to the OBA is replicated across Ontario in the hundreds of thousands of community organizations to which lawyers give their time and resources on a pro-bono basis.

During National Volunteer Week and on behalf of the OBA Executive Committee, I want to recognize the time and commitment you have given to our Association and offer a most sincere thanks.”

  - Jamie Trimble
Ontario Bar Association (OBA)
  • 2011- Award of Leadership and Education for Distinguished Service in the Jane and Finch Community from the Barbadian Canadian Friendship Association
  • 2011 - Award of Appreciation from Chairman of Board of Directors of Legal Aid in recognition of my years of service as an area committee member for Legal Aid Ontario
  • 2010 Raising the Bar Award of Excellence from Black Law Students’ Association, Osgoode Hall Law School
  • 2008 Harry Jerome Award for Excellence in Community Service
  • 2008 Dianne Martin Medal for Social Justice Through Law
  • 2007 Law Society Lincoln Alexander Award
  • 2006 CABL Award of Excellence for Advancement of the Profession
  • 2005 - Present Lawyer Member on Consent and Capacity Board
  • 2004 - 2007 Advisor to Chief Justice Roy McMurtry on Mayor David Miller’s Committee on Community Safety
  • 2003 Pro Bono Law Ontario Award for Community Service