Ayderus’ commitment to community issues has spanned over 10 years and has been reflected in the work/projects he has participated in. This work has included a position as a Youth Worker in a Toronto District School Board suspension program where he routinely interacted with a diverse group of youth who had negative interactions with the police and other criminal justice actors.
These interactions required that he advocate on their behalf in court as many of the youth that he worked with were arbitrarily detained, searched and assaulted by Police Officers and Toronto Community Housing Security Officers. This work also included facilitating workshops that discussed their rights and responsibilities when interacting with the Police and Toronto Community Housing Security Officers and assisting them with the Police Complaints process.
Ayderus is the co-founder and Executive Director of Beyond the Lyrics Youth Resource Centre, a youth-led, grassroots organization that supports youth by addressing access issues (access to resources, education and justice).
Ayderus continued to be involved in community and advocacy work while attending Osgoode Hall Law School through his work as a Youth and Education Division Leader with C.L.A.S.P., Osgoode’s Legal Aid Clinic. He completed his final semester of law school in the Criminal Intensive Programme.
Ayderus articled with Rusonik, O’Connor, Robbins, Ross, Gorham and Angelini, the successor to Pinkofskys before joining David G. Bayliss Professional Corporation.
Ayderus takes on cases primarily in the Greater Toronto Area but is open to taking on cases throughout other parts of Ontario.