In January 2021, the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada was mandated with developing, in consultation and cooperation with Indigenous partners, provinces and territories, an Indigenous Justice Strategy to address systemic discrimination and the overrepresentation of Indigenous peoples in the justice system.
IRC is seeking proposals from qualified lawyers with expertise in the areas of criminal law and who have demonstrated experience practicing in Canada’s north (e.g. N.W.T., Yukon or Nunavut). Preference will be given to lawyers with experience practicing within indigenous communities and those with experience working with Indigenous groups. Other demonstrated expertise and experience outside may be considered. The lawyer will use their practice experience, legal knowledge and northern network of justice system stakeholders to work with IRC to develop an engagement plan, execute the plan, modify the plan as required, and prepare the requisite reports in line with IRC’s funding obligations to the Government of Canada.
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Key RFP Dates:
RFP Issue Date: July 14, 2022
Deadline for Questions and Inquiries: July 27, 2022
Proposal Submission Deadline: July 29, 2022
Award of Contract: August 15, 2022 (or TBD)
Enquiries & Amendments:
All questions and enquiries concerning this Request for Proposal (“RFP”) must be submitted in writing no later than 16:00 MST on July 27, 2022. Questions and inquiries must be addressed to:
Legal Counsel, Inuvialuit Regional Corporation (IRC)