Commissioner, National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls
Brian Eyolfson was a Commissioner with the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls from September 1, 2016, to June 30, 2019. Brian 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 called to the Bar of Ontario in 1994. Prior to his appointment as a Commissioner with the National Inquiry, Brian was Acting Deputy Director in the Legal Services Branch of the Ontario Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation. He was a Vice-Chair with the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario, where he adjudicated and mediated human rights applications between 2007 and 2016. Brian was 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, and previously served as Counsel to the Ontario Human Rights Commission. 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.