Alana Robert is an Associate in our Litigation Group in Toronto. Alana maintains a broad practice in class actions, public law, commercial litigation, and professional liability. She regularly acts for plaintiffs and defendants. Alana has appeared before various levels of court, including the Court of Appeal for Ontario and the Supreme Court of Canada.
Alana was counsel to First Nations in a historic class proceeding that resulted in an $8 billion settlement to address water infrastructure issues and long-term drinking water advisories on reserve.
Alana regularly works with Indigenous-led organizations to develop action and implementation plans to address the crisis of missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls, and 2SLGBTQQIA+ people. Alana has also advised national non-profit organizations on their work to advance gender equity, and has prepared strategic reports on equality rights for the National Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF) and Equal Voice.
Alana regularly acts pro bono for various human rights matters. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Native Women’s Resource Centre of Toronto and the Ontario Native Women’s Association. She is also on the Advisory Council for the Indigenous Human Rights Clinic.
Alana founded Justice For Women Manitoba to combat gender-based violence on campus through education, policy, and supports for students. She has testified on this work to the House of Commons Standing Committee on the Status of Women, and was part of Canada’s official delegation to the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women.
Alana graduated from Osgoode Hall Law School, where she completed the Test Case Litigation Program. She won both the Oxford Price Media Law Moot (Americas) and the Lerners Cup Moot. During law school, Alana completed a legal internship at the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in The Hague, where she worked in victim and witness protection. She has a Bachelor of Arts (First Class Honours) in Political Science and Economics from the University of Manitoba.
In 2022, Alana was named one of Canadian Lawyer’s Top 25 Most Influential Lawyers in Canada in the Human Rights, Advocacy, and Criminal category. She has also received the Governor General’s Award in Commemoration of the Person’s Case and the Indspire Métis Youth Award.
Canadian Lawyer's Top 25 Most Influential Lawyers in Canada
Human Rights, Advocacy and Criminal