Board Chair

Kyle Thompson

Pronouns: he/him/his

— Originally from Toronto/Haudenosaunee, Mississauga and Anishinabewaki Territory, Kyle is a lawyer who graduated from the University of British Columbia's law school and has gratefully lived on the unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and səl̓ílwətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations ever since. A first generation Canadian, Kyle is a descendant of slaves from Barbados and settlers from the United States, among others.

Kyle joined Pivot's board to support its work in addressing social exclusion and holding colonial power to account. During law school, Kyle participated in the criminal law clinic where he saw firsthand the ways in which the justice system impacts the most vulnerable. Before law school, Kyle worked in the non-profit sector for several years as both a policy assistant and graphic designer. He gained a deep appreciation of the essential role that mission driven organizations play in building a more just and equitable society.

Today, Kyle is a trial lawyer for a firm in Vancouver. His work focuses on professional discipline prosecutions as well as civil fraud claims, and he is developing a practice in administrative and constitutional litigation. He also takes on pro bono cases in a variety of areas, ranging from tenancy disputes to human rights claims. He is thankful for the opportunity to serve on Pivot's board.