This series profiling OHRC Commissioners offers a deeper look at who the Commissioners are, what drives them to advance human rights, and what issues are currently most important to them. The sixth in the series features Commissioner Eyolfson, a lawyer who practices alternative dispute resolution, providing independent investigation, mediation and adjudication services, primarily in the area of human rights. He was a Commissioner with the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, from September 2016 to June 2019. Eyolfson brings considerable knowledge and experience in the area of human rights, as well as knowledge of issues affecting different communities across Ontario, and in particular, with respect to Indigenous peoples and communities in Ontario.
Brian Eyolfson: We need to meaningfully listen to the lived experiences of Indigenous peoples