About The Speaker
Gabrielle Battiste, BA, JD, CLC
Gabrielle Battiste is a practicing lawyer with 25 years of experience across Canada in private practice and as general counsel in almost every type of law. She currently owns her own law firm, is a partner in a consulting firm and is running for City Council in Edmonton. Gabrielle was a single mom most of her career, is a survivor of more than a decade of sexual and physical abuse and believes that life is full of possibilities and opportunities. She has fought her way through poverty and PTSD and has learned resilience, adaptability and empathy along the way. Gabrielle is the President of Autism Edmonton, is a board member of the Coalition for Canadian Police Reform, regularly offers free legal services free to non-profits; and is passionate about diversity & inclusion in the law.