Pacific Business & Law Institute offers cutting-edge, interdisciplinary forums. Based in Vancouver, we are a close-knit team of lawyers and professionals who have been committed to researching pressing issues, trends and legal and social policy developments for 30 years. We are dedicated to making a positive difference in our community and believe that the best ideas result from collaboration, consultation and informed debate.

Since 1989, PBLI has been bringing together First Nations, government, legal, academic, professional and industry leaders to participate in interactive educational events of unsurpassed quality, unique for their multi-disciplined nature, variety of perspectives and the resultant cross-pollination of ideas. In keeping with the Truth & Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action, at least 30% of our programs are focused on significant issues impacting Indigenous people.

Every program offered by PBLI qualifies for a minimum of 6 hours of professional development with the Law Societies of BC and Ontario towards lawyers' mandatory reporting requirement of 12 professional development hours. Many of our programs also qualify as continuing education for other professional organisations.

It was an excellent conference and very valuable information and teachings… Many of the stories and experiences shared really pierced through and reminded me of the human side of this shared journey. The honesty and vulnerability shown was really moving and brought me to tears on several occasions. Thank you to everyone who presented and brought their lived experience. The time is NOW and I am honoured to be part of this change.

- Delegate from Indigenous Child Welfare, June 2019