Erin joined BCPIAC as a staff lawyer in September 2013 after completing her articling year here. Erin is involved in both BCPIAC’s social justice and regulatory work, and has a particular interest in administrative and human rights law. She has appeared on behalf of individual and organizational clients before various courts and administrative tribunals.
Prior to her employment with BCPIAC, Erin worked as a legal advocate with Together Against Poverty Society (TAPS) in Victoria, where she advised and represented clients in appeals concerning provincial social assistance.
Erin is currently a board member of PovNet, and is on the steering committee of the Poverty Reduction Coalition.
Erin received her law degree from the University of Victoria and was called to the Bar of British Columbia in 2013.
NEWS & UPDATES RELATED TO ERIN’S WORK
The Minister of Social Development and Poverty Reduction will be addressing poverty in BC with a Poverty Reduction Strategy And we’re thrilled! Now is the time to tackle the serious (and worsening) issues with service delivery at the Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction, ...Read More
Honourable Shane Simpson Minister of Social Development and Poverty Reduction PO Box 9290 Stn Prov Govt Victoria BC V8W 9J7 Dear Minister Simpson: RE: Justice before the Employment and Assistance Appeal Tribunal and Poverty Reduction
Congratulations on your appointment as Minister of Social Development and ...Read More
June 15, 2017 | Josh K. Elliott | CTV News Link to original article
A First Nations woman from Burnaby, B.C. has filed a human rights complaint after she was evicted for holding a traditional smudging ceremony indoors. The ceremony, which involves burning sage in ...Read More
June 14, 2017 | Andrew Weichel | CTV Vancouver Link to original article
An aboriginal woman who claims her landlord tried to evict her for performing traditional smudging ceremonies in her Burnaby, B.C. home has filed a human rights complaint. Crystal Smith of the Tsimshian ...Read More
June 7, 2017 | Tereza Verenca | Burnaby Now Link to original article
A Burnaby woman has filed a complaint with the B.C. Human Rights Tribunal alleging her landlord is denying her the right to smudge. Crystal Smith of the Tsimshian Haisla First Nation has ...Read More
To All Candidates in the 2017 BC Provincial Election: Re: Access Barriers to Applying for Income Assistance
We are writing to you as a candidate in the provincial election on behalf of more than sixty undersigned organizations to collectively express our concerns regarding chronic and ...Read More