Corey Shefman


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Corey Shefman is an associate at OKT focusing on litigation and advocacy in court and at administrative tribunals.

Prior to joining OKT in December 2016, Corey practiced at a boutique Aboriginal litigation firm in Winnipeg, Manitoba, with a focus on Aboriginal law and human rights law. He has appeared or made submissions at every level court in Manitoba, as well as the Federal Court, Federal Court of Appeal and the Ontario Superior Court of Justice.

Corey has been called to the Bar in both Manitoba and Ontario, and acts for clients in both provinces.

Corey grew up just north of Toronto. He received his BA from McGill University, an MA from Cardiff University in the UK and his LLB from the University of Manitoba. In his free time, Corey enjoys baking (you may have seen him on the first season of CBC's Great Canadian Baking Show), and reading and watching science fiction. Corey can often be found working on political or social justice campaigns.

Practice Areas

  • Civil Litigation
  • Aboriginal rights litigation
  • Inquests and Regulatory tribunals
  • Human Rights Law
  • Employment Law

Community Activities

  • New Israel Fund of Canada – Board of Directors – 2016 – Present
  • Manitoba Association for Rights and Liberties – Past President


Representative Work

  • Counsel for the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs in an intervention before the Public Utilities Board that secured a discounted Hydro rate for on-reserve residents.
  • Worked with traditional Anishinabe lawmaking body at Sagkeeng First Nation to draft traditional laws, including a new Election Law.
  • Represented Garden River First Nation in Essar Steel Algoma's CCAA proceedings.
  • Lead counsel for First Nations at multiple environmental and regulatory proceedings, including the National Energy Board, Manitoba Clean Environment Commission and Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission.
  • Bringing a defamation action against a prominent online commenter who had targeted a community leader with racist comments.
  • Expanding the scope of an Inquest to consider the role that systemic racism played in the death.

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