Roster of Independent Practitioners

Ethical Associates Inc. maintains a roster of diverse human rights lawyers, equity practitioners and adjudicators who work independently and are available to serve as dedicated neutrals in the resolution of complex disputes. Please contact us if you wish to retain any of the independent practitioners on our roster.

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Brian Eyolfson
Mediator, Investigator, Adjudicator

Brian also previously served as Counsel to the Ontario Human Rights Commission, where he provided legal advice to both the Commissioners and human rights investigators.

Brian Eyolfson is a lawyer who practices alternative dispute resolution, providing independent investigation, mediation and arbitration services, primarily in the area of human rights law. He has a B.Sc. in psychology and an LL.B. from Queen’s University, and an LL.M., specializing in administrative law, from Osgoode Hall Law School. He was admitted to the Ontario Bar in 1994.

 

Brian was a Commissioner with the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, from September 1, 2016, to June 30, 2019. Prior to his appointment as a Commissioner, Brian served as Acting Deputy Director in the Legal Services Branch of the Ontario Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation. He was a full-time Vice-Chair with the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario, where he adjudicated and mediated numerous human rights applications, between 2007 and 2016. Brian was also a Senior Staff Lawyer with Aboriginal Legal Services of Toronto where he practiced human rights, Aboriginal and administrative law before a variety of tribunals and the courts. He also represented Aboriginal Legal Services of Toronto at the Ipperwash Inquiry. Brian also previously served as Counsel to the Ontario Human Rights Commission, where he provided legal advice to both the Commissioners and human rights investigators.

 

Brian was a member and Co-Chair of Rotiio> taties, an Aboriginal advisory group to the Law Society of Upper Canada. He was also an Editor of the Journal of Law and Social Policy, and taught human rights law and practice to community legal clinics in Ontario. Brian is a member of Couchiching First Nation in Treaty #3 territory.