We have moved!

Our new office is located at 905 Victoria Street East, Thunder Bay, on the corner of Victoria Street and McKellar Street. Our entrance faces McKellar Street.

Who We Are

Edwards Bell Jewitt LLP is a Thunder Bay based law firm that exists to further the interests and aspirations of First Nation communities, Indigenous-owned organizations and businesses, not-for-profit entities and individuals throughout Northern Ontario. We are based in Thunder Bay, and serve clients across Treaty 9, Treaty 5, Treaty 3 and Robinson Superior treaty areas.

Latest News and Blog Posts

UNDRIP and Estate Management

Before becoming a lawyer, I worked primarily as a research consultant and policy analyst for various Indigenous organizations. I have made a lot of friends over the years who continue to help me understand Indigenous culture and laws and what it is like to be a First Nations person in Canada. The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) has often been part of those conversations.

Free Menstrual Products for Employees Now a Requirement for Federally-Regulated Workplaces

Recently, Canada made a significant step towards joining the growing number of jurisdictions providing free menstrual products to those who use them. Regulatory changes under the Canada Labour Code, which governs federally-regulated workplaces in Canada, now require employers to make menstrual products available to all employees free of cost at work.

Financial Compensation Available for Survivors of Ralph Rowe’s Horrific Legacy

On October 30, 2023, Justice Warkentine of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice approved a $13.3 million settlement agreement for the class action claim against Ralph Rowe, Scouts Canada, and the Anglican Synod Diocese of Keewatin. The claim, centered on the pervasive sexual abuse by former Anglican priest and Scout leader Ralph Rowe, was brought by Koskie Minsky LLP on behalf of Indigenous youth.