Robyn Gervais

Robyn Gervais, Lawyer, Gervais Law Corporation, Vancouver, BC. Robyn Gervais is a Métis lawyer who works and lives in Vancouver. She grew up in Alberta, and her Metis roots are in the Duck Lake area of Saskatchewan. While she was in law school, Robyn worked for the Office of the Representative of Children and Youth and with Mediate BC, travelling to Indigenous communities throughout BC to help build a roster of Indigenous Child Protection Mediators in the province. As part of her practice, Robyn currently acts as legal counsel for the Director of Child, Family, and Community Service. She is passionate about having a positive impact on families involved in the child protection system,  and works towards effective change and healing within the child protection system and the families involved. In 2011 Robyn was appointed as Independent counsel for Aboriginal Interests on the BC Missing Women Commission of Inquiry, and she eventually withdrew when it became clear that there was an enduring absence of Indigenous witnesses. She was later awarded the BC Civil Liberties Reg Robson Award in recognition for her work with the Inquiry. Robyn’s practice continues to focus systemic racism through her work in the area of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and policing standards. Robyn also investigates sexual assault complaints under the UBC sexual assault policy.