Aboriginal Legal Services


The formation of Aboriginal
Legal Services

Aboriginal Legal Services (formerly Aboriginal Legal Services of Toronto) was established February 21, 1990.

ALS was formed following a needs assessment by the

Native Canadian Centre of Toronto in the mid-1980s.

The Centre had been operating legal-related programs for Aboriginal people in Toronto but concluded an agency dedicated to this issue was needed.

ALS Board of Directors

Amanda Carling (President)

Maggie Wente (Vice President)

Carol Montagnes (Treasurer)

Darcy Belisle (Secretary)

Tera Orchard

Trevor Winter

Marian Jacko

Marisha Roman

Rose Cameron

Kirk Beaver

Senior Management:


Jonathan Rudin (Program Director)

Edith Moore (Manager of HR and Administration)

Christa Big Canoe (Legal Advocacy Director)