David Eby, QC, is the MLA for Vancouver-Point Grey and was first elected in 2013. In his time as Attorney General, David has led multiple priority government initiatives, including: the establishment of a provincial public inquiry into money laundering (the Cullen Commission); a provincial ban on union and corporate political donations; award-winning reforms to protect British Columbians’ free expression from silencing strategic lawsuits against public participation (SLAPP); laws enabling a national class action against opioid producers and manufacturers for their alleged role in the overdose crisis; B.C.’s first government whistleblower protection system; and overhauling B.C.’s public auto insurance system. Previously, David was the executive director of the BC Civil Liberties Association and an adjunct professor of law at UBC.
Vikki Reynolds (PhD RCC) works to bridge the worlds of social justice activism with community work and therapy. Vikki is a white settler on the territories of the Squamish, Tsleil-Waututh and Musqueam nations. Vikki's people are Irish, Newfoundland and English folks, and she is a heterosexual woman with cisgender privilege. Her experience includes supervision and therapy with peers and other workers responding to the opioid catastrophe, refugees and survivors of torture – including Indigenous people who have survived residential schools and other state violence – sexualized violence counsellors, mental health and substance misuse counsellors, housing and shelter workers, activists and working alongside gender and sexually diverse communities. Vikki is an Adjunct Professor and has written and presented internationally. Visit www.vikkireynolds.ca for more information.
Ǧṇísḷaǧy̓ ḷís, Gary Wilson, a proud member of the Háiɫzaqv First Nation, is the General Manager for the Coastal First Nation – Great Bear Initiative Society. With a strong connection to the BC coast and coming from a strong lineage of well-known and respected fishers, naturally Gary started working in the commercial fishing industry from the age of 13 – and considers himself to be a Fisher on sabbatical. Gary previously worked as CEO for the Huu-ay-aht Development Corporation, General Manager for the Heiltsuk Economic Development Corporation and a variety of roles with CIBC for 14 years. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Royal Roads University and a Master’s in Business Administration from Simon Fraser University.