Alex De Melo

Alex is currently Legal Counsel for Children’s Aid Society of Toronto and was previously Legal Counsel for Peel Children’s Aid Society preceded by being a Staff Lawyer for Legal Aid Ontario, practicing in the areas of family law and child protection. He has extensive experience in child custody, access, child support, spousal support, divorce, equalization of assets/division of property, and litigates cases in both the Ontario and Superior Courts of Justice.

Alex received his B.A. Honours Degree from the University of Toronto with a double major in Criminology and Classical Civilizations and a minor in World Literature. He then graduated from University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Law in 2011 obtaining his Juris Doctor degree, and was called to the Ontario Bar in 2013.

Alex lived in Siena, Italy studying Renaissance history; presented child related research in Brussels, Belgium as a representative of UNICEF Canada; lived in Berlin working at a tax law firm; lived in Freiburg, Germany working for an international child protection organization that prevents child prostitution and trafficking; and lived in Wellington, New Zealand, assisting Maori people with legal issues. Alex volunteered for Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Toronto and with children through Toronto Children’s Aid Society.

Alex has been coming to MCC Toronto for many years and has been an active leader and member of MCC Toronto Young Adults group organizing activities and serving as liaison to other ministries. He is also on the MCC Toronto Men’s Retreat committee and tries to foster community and engagement in the church.