Posted by Graeme Maitland — filed in Accolades
Senior partner Darryl Aarbo, Q.C. has been appointed by the Government of Alberta as a member of the Alberta Human Rights Commission. Aarbo stated “I am honoured to have been chosen to work as a member of the Commission.” His term will last until 2022.
Darryl Aarbo earned a B.A from the University of Alberta in 1991 and his LL.B. from Queen’s University in 1994. Throughout his legal career he has appeared before administrative tribunals, the trial courts of Alberta and Ontario, and the Alberta Court of Appeal.
He has been noted as an Unsung Hero by the Canadian Bar Association’s Alberta branch for his volunteering with Calgary Legal Guidance, the Canadian Bar Association’s Alberta Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Community Section, and his support of the Children’s Legal Education Centre in Calgary. For his distinguished service to the profession, Mr. Aarbo was made Queen’s Counsel in 2016.
Outside of his professional commitments, Mr. Aarbo volunteers with the Canadian Ski Patrol and has served on the board of several community organizations.
The Alberta Human Rights Commission’s goal is to promote and protect the equality and rights of all Albertans, regardless of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disability , and more. In addition to resolving disputes, the Commission also runs workshops and forums, provides support for educational programs and services, and provides information on a confidential basis, free of charge to all Albertans. For more information about Human Rights in Alberta and the role of the Commission, visit their website at www.albertahumanrights.ab.ca.