Myrna McCallum

Board Member

Myrna McCallum is a true change-maker, award-winning podcaster, and leading champion of trauma-informed lawyering. She is the host of “The Trauma-Informed Lawyer” Podcast and acts as a subject matter expert on trauma-informed policy, procedure, and process. Myrna also offers training courses on trauma-informed engagement for leaders, policy makers, police officers, lawyers and judges. She is also a highly sought after public speaker.

Lately, she has been developing an Indigenous-specific course (LoveBack) which addresses workplace trauma, resilience, decolonization and inter-generational burdens as experienced by Indigenous professionals. Currently, she is organizing a first-of-its-kind conference on Justice as Trauma which will feature Dr. Gabor Mate and Supreme Court of Canada Justice Michelle O’Bonsawin. This event takes place in Vancouver from April 3-5, 2024 at the Vancouver Convention Centre.

Myrna has co-edited two publications:
Canadian Law, Indigenous Laws and Critical Perspectives published by CanLII as a Criminal Law Open Access eBook and
Trauma-Informed Law: a Primer for Lawyer Resilience and Healing published by the American Bar Association.

Myrna received the 2020 Federal Department of Justice Excellence in Legal Practice and Victim Support Award, the 2022 Canadian Bar Association BC Aboriginal Lawyer’s Forum Special Contributor Award, the 2022 Saskatchewan Ombudsman’s Game Changer Award, the 2023 Canadian Bar Association BC Women Lawyers’ Forum Award of Excellence and the 2023 Canadian Bar Association Women Lawyers’ Forum Cecilia I. Johnstone Award.