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Kimberly Murray

Kimberly Murray

Kimberly Murray

Kimberly Murray
“As a governor, I want to assist with furthering reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples, provide guidance and assistance in the areas of diversity, inclusion and equity, and work to implement the Calls to Action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.”

Kimberly Murray, BA, LLB, LLM, IPC, LLD (h.c.), has spent much of her legal career promoting reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people, and working for and on behalf of Indigenous communities. This includes her work with survivors of Canada’s residential school system whose resilience, resistance, courage and love have guided her both professionally and personally.

A lawyer and a member of Kahnesatake Mohawk Nation, Kimberly is the federal government’s Independent Special Interlocutor for Missing Children and Unmarked Graves and Burial Sites associated with Indian Residential Schools.

Kimberly is also the Executive Lead for the Survivors’ Secretariat at the Six Nations of the Grand River, working to recover the missing children and unmarked burials at the Mohawk Institute.

Kimberly was the Province of Ontario’s first ever Assistant Deputy Attorney General for Indigenous Justice. She chaired the expert panel on Policing in Indigenous Communities, which produced the report Toward Peace Harmony, and Well-Being. She was also the Executive Director of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada where she worked to ensure that survivors of Canada’s residential school system were heard and remembered, and to promote reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people.

Kimberly is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Dianne Martin Medal for Social Justice through Law, the City of Toronto’s Aboriginal Affairs Access, Equity and Human Rights Award, the Law Foundation’s Guthrie Award, the Law Society of Ontario’s Laura Legge Award and the 2017 National Aboriginal Achievement Award for Law and Justice. In 2015, the Indigenous Bar Association granted Kimberly the Indigenous Peoples Counsel (IPC) designation. Most recently, she was awarded the Lieutenant Governor’s Medal of Distinction in Public Administration.

In 2023, Kimberly has been recognized with three honorary doctor of laws degrees from Toronto Metropolitan University, Law Society of Ontario, and University of Guelph-Humber respectively.

Kimberly was appointed to the Board effective July 1, 2023.