Aaron Christoff Associate


Speaks:  English, French

Year of Call: 2017 - British Columbia

Year of Call: 2013 - Alberta

Primary phone: +1 604-443-7685

Fax: +1 604-683-3558

Email: aaron.christoff@gowlingwlg.com

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Primary office:  Vancouver




Aaron Christoff

Aaron is an associate in Gowling WLG's Vancouver office. His practice is focused on Indigenous legal issues, as well as litigation and dispute resolution.

Aaron provides advice and legal services to Indigenous communities and organizations on a range of matters, including the advancement of specific claims, Aboriginal and Treaty rights, employment and human rights complaints, land and certificate of possession issues, governance disputes, drafting and adoption of customary election codes, band by-laws, and the resolution of election appeals.

Aaron also has significant experience with actions at the Federal Court and Superior Court level, and has drafted submissions to the Supreme Court of Canada. He has appeared before the Federal Court of Canada, the Specific Claims Tribunal, BC Supreme Court, and the Provincial Court and Queen's Bench, in both Alberta and Saskatchewan.

Prior to practising law, Aaron was a legal researcher for the Métis National Council and assisted in a key intervention before the Supreme Court of Canada in Manitoba Métis Federation Inc. v Canada (Attorney-General).

Aaron is a citizen of Saulteau First Nations in northeastern British Columbia.

Career & Recognition

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  • 2018

    • Community
      February 2018
      Director, Vancouver Aboriginal Child & Family Services Society
  • 2017

    • Qualifications (Year of Call/Admission, etc.)
       2017
      Year of Call, British Columbia
  • 2013

    • Qualifications (Year of Call/Admission, etc.)
       2013
      Year of Call, Alberta
    • Education
       
      University of Toronto, BA, Philosophy (with Distinction)
    • Education
       
      University of Toronto, JD

Memberships

  • Canadian Bar Association

Presentations

"Calculating Equitable Compensation for Fiduciary Breaches," Canadian Bar Association, March 19, 2018, Vancouver

"Review of Canada v. Williams Lake Indian Band," Canadian Bar Association, April 28, 2016, Calgary