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Kim Stanton is a lawyer whose practice at Goldblatt Partners LLP focuses on constitutional law and Indigenous rights. She is a former Legal Director of the Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF), which made significant contributions to discourses on judicial accountability, the law of consent, and the treatment of Indigenous women in the criminal justice system during her tenure. Stanton is a Senior Fellow of Massey College at the University of Toronto and is serving as a Commissioner to the Mass Casualty Commission. She lives in Toronto.

Award History

2022 Finalist

Balsillie Prize for Public Policy
for Reconciling Truths: Reimagining Public Inquiries in Canada

Jury Citation

“Kim Stanton provides a striking analysis of the successes and failures of Canada’s public truth inquiries. In our system, public policy practitioners and Canadians usually think of inquiries as “getting to the truth” so that someone can be found at fault. But increasingly, as Stanton shows, inquiries can serve to reveal and reconcile truths as a process of healing. While they describe the events of the past, these inquires look to the future.”