ALF Update | December 2022


December 2022

This year’s annual ALF Holiday Banquet was held on Friday, November 25. We were honoured to host our keynote speaker Justice Len Marchand, Jr. of the British Columbia Court of Appeal. Justice Marchand has dedicated a substantial portion of his career to achieving reconciliation for many Indigenous people through, among other things, advancing civil claims for abuses suffered by residential school survivors.

The ALF would like to extend our congratulations to the winners of this year’s ALF awards:

2022 CBABC Special Contribution Award: Myrna McCallum and  Douglas White III, Kwul’a’sul’tun

2022 CBABC Student Appreciation Award: Chelsea Gladstone, Tara-Lynn Wilson, Jaxxen Wylie

ALF’s Warrior Project helps fund articling positions for Indigenous students in BC. In 2022, the ALF donated $20,000 to create the “CBABC Aboriginal Lawyers Forum Scholarship ”, to fund Indigenous-to-Canada articling student scholarships through the Everyone Legal Clinic.

The time has come again to ask the public for donations. To contribute directly to our Scholarship Fund, visit Access Pro Bono’s Canada Helps and choose “CBABC Aboriginal Lawyers Forum Scholarships”. Auction item donations are now also being accepted for the ALF’s 2023 Online Auction in support of the Warrior Project. Please contact