In August of 2011, Mr. Gratl was appointed to the role of Independent Counsel for Downtown Eastside communities. His role is to represent the perspectives and interests of affected groups and individuals from the Downtown Eastside.
Suzette Narbonne and Elizabeth Hunt are appointed to the role of Independent Counsel for Aboriginal persons, women, and especially Aboriginal women.
Independent Counsel have a mandate to take guidance from affected groups and individuals, including unfunded Full and Limited Participants. Any affected groups and individuals are welcome to contact Mr. Gratl directly at any time.