Judy White, KC

Co-Chair, Indigenous
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Judy White is a Mi’kmaq grandmother and member of the Flat Bay Band. Ms. White completed a Bachelor of Laws degree from Dalhousie Law School with particular emphasis upon Aboriginal Law.

As a lawyer, Ms. White has also completed the Intensive Program of Lands, Resources and First Nations Government at Osgoode Hall Law School, the Leading Peoples and Investing in Sustaining Communities Indigenous certificate program at Harvard Business School, as well as the Chartered Directors Program at McMaster University.

Ms. White has vast board and governance experience and has served many agencies in various capacities. Ms. White has been the Assistant Deputy Minister of Indigenous Affairs and Reconciliation in the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador and through an interchange arrangement served as Director of Engagement for Distinctions based legislation with the Government of Canada.

Ms. White is the Chairperson of the NL Human Rights Commission, Chair of the Inuvialuit Arbitration Board, as well as Co-Chair Indigenous of Equal Voice- NL.  Ms. White is the recipient of the 2022 Governor General award in commemoration of the Persons Case for advancing gender equity.