Title : Lawyer Year of call : 2020

Expertise : aboriginal and constitutional law

Hotline: 873 381-2074

Member of the Micmac Nation of Gespeg in the Gaspé Peninsula, Me Daphnée Drouin remains deeply connected to her community. She holds a law degree from the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) and is in the process of obtaining a Certificate in Native Studies from Université Laval. Fluent in French and English, Me Drouin practises in the area of Aboriginal and Constitutional Law, focusing on cases related to the self-government of Indigenous communities in matters of youth protection. She is also involved in files dealing with First Nations governance, agreement negotiations, consultations and litigation.

Me Drouin’s journey into the legal profession was preceded by her work as a youth protection worker. For four years, she worked for the director of youth protection in Nunavik, which allowed her to deepen her understanding of the different youth protection systems in Indigenous context.

Me Drouin’s approach is compassionate, humane, and culturally sensitive. Proactive and diligent, Me Drouin also shows strong leadership skills. These qualities make her a competent and efficient legal professional, who knows how to take into account the needs and specificities of each of the communities she works with.

Her excellent academic record earned her the medal for the best litigator in the final of the Criminal and Constitutional Law Moot Court Competition and to win the Gale Cup the same year. During her studies, Me Drouin also participated in the Programme d’accompagnement justice-itinérance à la Cour municipale de Montréal (PAJIC), and currently sits on the Board of Directors of the First Peoples Justice Centre of Montreal.

Assistant: Marie-Ève Gibson


  • Aboriginal and constitutional law (self-government in youth protection, First Nations governance, negotiation of constitutional agreements, consultations)


  • L.L.B., Université du Québec à Montréal (2017) 

Professional experience

  • Interim Executive Director, Director of Youth Protection, Inuulitsivik Health Center, Nunavik (2021) 
  • Multi-services Manager, Director of Youth Protection, Inuulitsivik Health Center, Nunavik (2018-2021) 
  • Articling student, O'Reilly and Associates (2019) 
  • Human Relations Agent/Implementation of Measures, Director of Youth Protection, Inuulitsivik Health Center, Nunavik (2018) 
  • Law student, O'Reilly and Associates (2017) 
  • Youth Worker, Laval Youth Center (2012-2017) 

Associations, committees, boards

  • Member of the board of directors, First Peoples Justice Centre of Montreal


  • Recipient of the Award for best grade in Civil Liability Law, Université du Québec à Montréal (2017) 
  • Recipient of the Dickson Medal awarded to the top individual oralists at the Gale Cup mooting competition (constitutional and criminal law) (2017) 
  • Recipient of the Gale Cup (Constitutional and criminal law) (2017)