Board of Directors

Karen Restoule

Alternate Executive Chair, Tribunals Ontario & Co-Founder, BOLD Realities

Karen is modernizing administrative justice as the Alternate Executive Chair at Tribunals Ontario. Previously, she served First Nations leadership at the Chiefs of Ontario as the Director of the Justice Sector from 2013 to 2016, after starting her career in criminal justice and correctional systems.

As a co-founder of BOLD Realities, Karen works to advance the industry-Indigenous relationship. In 2018, they partnered with TakingITGlobal and Canadian Roots Exchange to launch www.whose.land, a web-based mobile app designed to equip users with information about Indigenous territories.

A graduate of the University of Toronto and of the University of Ottawa’s French Common Law Program, Karen was inducted into the Faculty of Law’s Honour Society in 2014 for using her legal education as a foundation for making a significant contribution to society. She was named Public Policy Forum’s 2018 Prime Ministers of Canada Fellow, and was the recipient of CivicAction’s 2018 Emerging Leader Award. Karen is a contributor to thehub.ca, is actively involved in her community, and serves on a number of boards. Karen is Ojibwe from Dokis First Nation.