trauma-informed lawyering

Most of what I have learned about trauma and resilience, I have learned from Indigenous survivors. Survivors of Indian residential schools, Indian day schools, Indian hospitals, the foster care and child welfare system, and the criminal justice system. I am not just talking about my professional life and encounters with clients, claimants, accused persons and targets of violence, I am also referring to my own family members. I am forever in their debt for educating me in ways law school should have, but never did…
Excerpt from keynote presented to EVABC.

our services

Miyo Pimatisiwin Legal Services is a trauma-informed legal practice led by Cree-Métis lawyer, Myrna McCallum. We offer a range of services which include legal advice, workplace investigations, consultation or advisory services, policy development, Indigenous inter-generational trauma education, training on trauma-informed lawyering as well as workshops and keynotes on trauma-informed practice strategies for responding to sexual misconduct, human rights violations and other forms of gender-based violence in the workplace.

training services

We provide cultural humility training sessions for any organization committed to understanding and serving Indigenous peoples and their communities. You will learn to recognize Indigenous inter-generational trauma, vicarious trauma, vicarious resilience, implicit bias and stereotyping. You will also learn how your organization can adopt a trauma-informed approach to improve client relationships and employee well-being which will lead to client satisfaction, increased employee retention and improved organizational reputation.

Training

legal advice

If you have been arrested or charged with a criminal offence or believe you have been discriminated against or harassed under one of the protected characteristics identified in the BC Human Rights Code, please call us for a free consultation.

Advice

consultation services

We offer consultation services to organizational leaders who are taking on the serious and necessary task of addressing sexual misconduct, harassment, discrimination, racism and bullying in the workplace.

Consultation

investigation services

We offer trauma-informed workplace investigations into complaints of sexual misconduct, human rights violations, bullying, harassment and other forms of gender-based violence.

Investigations

advisory services

Myrna McCallum is a member of the External Advisory Committee for the Department for Women and Gender Equality’s National Framework to Address Gender-Based Violence at Post-Secondary Institutions.

She also serves as an Advisor on the External Advisory Council for the Department of National Defence (DND) and the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) to address and eliminate sexual misconduct and gender-based violence in the DND and CAF.

contact us

Myrna McCallum
4-1500 Railway Street
North Vancouver BC, V7J 1B5
myrna@miyopimatisiwin.ca