The Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers (British Columbia) Society is a diverse coalition of Asian Canadian legal professionals working to promote equity, justice, and opportunity for Asian Canadian legal professionals and the wider community. 

We welcome you to join us as a member or attend any of our upcoming events.

Upcoming Events

    • 1 Apr 2023
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Cypress Mountain Hollyburn Nordic Area

    Come and join us for a beautiful snowshoe stroll at Cypress Mountain Resort on Saturday, April 1 at 9:00 AM. All are welcome, so feel free to bring your partner, friends and/or family along with you! Please note that FACL BC will not be responsible for arranging transportation to and from Cypress.

    FACL BC will be meeting up at the snowshoe rental building in the Nordic Area. This will be a unique opportunity to get to know your FACL BC community in person while experiencing the beautiful winter landscape of Hollyburn Mountain.

    To participate, you will need to:

    1. Register your attendance in this Google form, so we know you’re coming!
    2. Buy a trail ticket here for a snowshoe ticket ($20 before tax) or a snowshoe ticket and snowshoes rental combination ($38 before tax), and complete any waivers required by Cypress. 

    Mountain activities in North Vancouver sell out quickly, so if you are interested in this event, we recommend purchasing a ticket directly through Cypress and registering with us as soon as possible!

    Note: When pre-booking tickets online for the first time, it is required that you purchase an RFID card for $2.50 in addition to your ticket. The RFID is a reloadable card that allows you to load lift tickets or passes straight on to the card. This is a one-time fee and can be re-activated in future seasons. For more information, click here.

    Attendees will also be invited to join a post-snowshoe/lunch social

    • Location: The Village Taphouse, Park Royal Mall
    • Time: 1:30 PM (reservation under Akash)

    Other FACL BC members are welcome to attend the restaurant portion of the event only. 

    Please note that this event will be taking place rain-or-shine—please dress accordingly!


    By attending this event, you agree to abide by the FACL BC Event Code of Conduct

    If you have any questions about the Code of Conduct, please email

    • 12 Apr 2023
    • 7:15 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Brentwood Area, Burnaby

    Register here

    Join us for a memorable evening of unity and celebration as the Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers BC and the Canadian Muslim Lawyers Association BC Chapter (CMLA) host a joint Iftar dinner on April 12 from 7:15PM - 10:00PM at a private venue in Brentwood Burnaby (location shared upon registration). 

    Breaking fast together is a sacred tradition during the holy month of Ramadan, and we invite you to experience it with us as we come together to celebrate diversity and build community. The event will feature a delicious Iftar meal, including traditional Ramadan dishes, and opportunities to connect with fellow lawyers, professionals, and community members.

    In addition to the dinner, the event will also include reflections on the significance of Ramadan, and opportunities to learn more about FACL BC and CMLA's initiatives and work in promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in the legal profession and beyond.

    This event is open to all members of the legal community. We welcome individuals from all backgrounds and cultures to join us in breaking bread together and fostering relationships that transcend differences.

    Please RSVP to secure your spot at this special event as space is limited to 55 people. We look forward to celebrating with you and sharing the joy of Ramadan.

    Tickets are:

    • $10 for members
    • $30 for non-members (sign up for membership here)

    Thank you to Richards Buell Sutton LLP, Mackoff Mohamed, and Harris & Company LLP for their support and sponsorship of this event.


    By attending this event, you agree to abide by the FACL BC Event Code of Conduct

    If you have any questions about the Code of Conduct, please email


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President's Message

Ten years ago, I remember attending my first FACL event as a law student. It was an experience that I’ll never forget because it was the first time I felt like I belonged in this profession.

Like many of you, I was the first in my family to attend law school. My parents were immigrants who came to Canada with next to nothing in their pockets. They worked hard so that we could have a better future. Despite getting into law school, I couldn’t help but feel like an outsider. Even my dad was worried that the colour of my skin would put me at a disadvantage he was not wrong.

Attending my first FACL event changed all of this. It was the first time I met lawyers who not only looked like me but were also willing to lend a hand. FACL gave me a sense of belonging and a sense of family. 

I believe that this is what sets FACL apart from other organizations. And as a family, we support each other, we advocate for each other, and we lend a helping hand to others in need.

The rise of anti-Asian hate in the past two years has shown us the importance of organizations like FACL BC that we can lean on for advocacy. We are now at a pivotal moment in history where we have the social license to speak up. We now have a seat at the table. Now is the time to send the elevator down to support the future generation of lawyers. 

I am grateful for the support of our community. I am grateful for our dedicated volunteers and directors. Finally, I am grateful for members like you.

It is our members who continue to inspire us towards promoting equity, justice and opportunity for Asian Canadian legal professionals and the wider community. In return, I invite you to continue promoting our mission, to take part in our active committees, and to connect with me

This year marks our 11th year in BC, and we’ve only just begun.

Steven Ngo

President, Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers BC

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The FACL BC registered office is situated on the unceded, traditional territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓ə (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish) and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. We acknowledge the significance of the land for the Indigenous peoples who have lived here and acted as stewards since time immemorial, as well as the historical and ongoing injustices they still face. We are committed to working towards decolonial solidarity and the full realization of Indigenous rights.   Read our full land acknowledgement here.

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