Jane Pepino

Director, Trans Canada Trail Board | Chair, Trans Canada Trail Foundation Board

Jane Pepino is a Senior partner with the firm of Aird & Berlis and is the founder and member of the firm’s Municipal and Land Use Planning Group. She is one of Canada’s leading lawyers in the areas of property development and real estate.

In her volunteer work, Ms. Pepino has been widely recognized for her contributions to healthcare, governance, policy and equity in the broader community. Ms. Pepino was the founding Chair of the Province of Ontario Women’s Health Council, has served twice as the Chair of Women’s College Hospital in Toronto, and has sat on the boards of Sunnybrook & Women’s College Health Sciences Centre and the Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation. She has also served as Chair of LIFT Philanthropy Partners, and on the Canadian Advisory Council on the Status of Women, Toronto’s Metro Action Committee on Violence Against Women and Children, the Toronto Mayor’s Committee on Employment Equity, Metropolitan Toronto Police Commission, and Ontario Human Rights Commission.

Ms. Pepino’s extensive community engagement also includes involvement with the Architectural Conservancy of Ontario, the Board of Toronto Lands Corporation, and the Victoria University Property Committee. She served on the Governing Council for the University of Toronto, including as Vice-Chair, and sits on the Bhutan-Canada foundation.

Ms. Pepino attended Victoria College at the University of Toronto, earned an LLB from Osgoode Hall and an LLM from the University of Texas. She also received a Certificate in Mediation from the University of Windsor and a Certificate in Negotiation from the Harvard Business School. Ms. Pepino is a recipient of the Order of Canada and received an Honorary Doctor of Laws from the Law Society of Upper Canada.

Jane joined the Trans Canada Trail Foundation Board and the Trans Canada Trail Board in 2021.