Akosua Matthews is a Rhodes Scholar and graduate of the Faculty of Law, University of Toronto. She was called to the bar in 2014 and joined Falconers LLP the same year. Akosua holds a B.A (Hons) from the University of Manitoba, where she was the Gold Medallist in Philosophy, and an MPhil in Comparative Social Policy from the University of Oxford.
While at law school, Akosua served on the Executive of the student legal clinic, Downtown Legal Services, and represented low-income clients in the Criminal Law Division. She mooted in the Canadian Labour Arbitration Competition and co-coached U of T’s team in the following year. Akosua completed her articles with the Ministry of the Attorney General at Crown Law Office Civil.
Akosua is from Winnipeg, where she served over five years as an Army Reservist with the Royal Winnipeg Rifles Regiment. She is a descendant and member of the Manitoba Métis. Currently, Akosua serves as the Vice-President and Vice-Chair of the Regent Park Community Health Centre Board. Additionally, she is a Board Member of the YMCA of Greater Toronto.
In 2018, Akosua was selected as one of the Top 25 Most Influential Canadian Lawyers, citing her representation of Nishnawbe Aski Nation in the ongoing proceeding before the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal, regarding Indigenous Child Welfare.