Myrna L. Gillis
Myrna Gillis, QC is a lawyer, mediator and entrepreneur with more than 25 years of experience in business. As a labour and employment lawyer, she has advocated for persons with disabilities and represented public and private sector employers in the vulnerable persons sector, providing advice on regulatory compliance, corporate governance, human rights and leading industry standards and practices. She is peer-rated for practice excellence and high ethical standards. She has experience raising exempt market capital in Canada, and has led initiatives in research and development and innovation, including projects with grant funding from provincial and federal funding agencies. She has reliability security clearance and training through the federal Industrial Security Program. Myrna has served on the executive of various boards, including DASC, a social enterprise employer supporting persons with disabilities; For A Dream’s Sake, an endowment fund for women with terminal cancer; Dalhousie Law Alumni Association; Boys and Girls Clubs of Nova Scotia and Canada; and the Dalhousie Legal Aid Service Board of Trustees. She is a member and supporter of Women Grow, an organization supporting cannabis leaders in the sector. She also served on the Nova Scotia labour management review committee and received her Queen’s Counsel designation in 2014 for exceptional merit and contribution to the legal profession. Myrna volunteers with the debate program at Halifax Grammar School and enjoys wilderness camping and travel.