Public Interest Law Centre (PILC)

Advocates

Jennifer Unger

Direct Line: 204.985.8536

Fax: 204.985.8544

Toll Free: 1-800-261-2960

E-Mail: jeung@legalaid.mb.ca

​Jennifer Unger joined the PILC Advocacy Unit in 2013 as an administrative law advocate. Jennifer has worked with Legal Aid Manitoba’s Family, Poverty and Administration Office since 2000 when she joined the Advocacy Unit. Her work focuses on providing people with guidance and representation on residential tenancy matters and Employment and Income Assistance benefits.

 

Daniel Gilson

Direct Line: 204.881.1714

Fax: 204.985.9751

Toll Free: 1-800-261-2960

E-Mail: dagil@legalaid.mb.ca

Daniel Gilson is a graduate of Robson Hall, Faculty of Law of the University of Manitoba. He was called to the bar in 2009. He joined PILC as an administrative law advocate in 2016. He has represented people making claims for compensation under the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement. He has also worked as an investigator for the Manitoba Ombudsman. His work at the Advocacy Unit focuses on providing people with guidance and representation on residential tenancy matters and Employment and Income Assistance benefits.

 

Stacy Regunay

Direct Line:

Fax: 204.985.8544

Toll Free: 1-800-261-2960

E-Mail: streg@legalaid.mb.ca

Stacy Regunay is the newest advocate to join the Public Interest Law Centre primarily focusing on residential tenancy matters. Stacy is a dedicated and responsible administrative officer with over ten years’ of experience in both the private and public sectors. Stacy has extensive experience interviewing and compiling information from individuals/families from diverse backgrounds who are in need of legal assistance with respect to issues pertaining to The Family Maintenance Act, The Divorce Act, The Child and Family Services Act, The Residential Tenancies Act, Criminal Code and other Federal/Provincial statutes. Stacy has completed various courses at the University of Winnipeg in cultural diversity, conflict resolution and issues in health. She continues to develop her understanding of social issues by participating in workshops available to her within the Community.

Prior to joining the Advocate Unit, Stacy was an Application and Intake Assessment Officer at Legal Aid Manitoba. She managed complex case loads assessing legal merit and financial eligibility while applying policy and procedure to authorize or deny coverage to legal aid applicants. As an advocate at PILC, Stacy is able to provide representation before tribunals such as the Residential Tenancies Branch and the Residential Tenancies Commission for those who qualify for Legal Aid.

 

Mia Van Helden

Direct Line:

Fax: 204.985.8544

Toll Free: 1-800-261-2960

E-Mail: mivan@legalaid.mb.ca

Mia Van Helden is one of the newest members of the Public Interest Law Centre’s Advocacy Unit. Prior to joining the Advocacy Unit, Mia worked in child protection law for over ten years and worked closely with the Manitoba courts to establish better practices for the families involved with the Child and Family Services system. Mia was the court coordinator for the Child Protection Law Office of Legal Aid Manitoba before joining PILC and was an intricate part of the Full Service Duty Counsel Program responsible for insuring that every parent, child, and caregiver had equal access to justice throughout the court process.

In her role as administrative law advocate, Mia is eager to use her experience to advocate more directly for members of the community by providing guidance and representation regarding residential tenancy matters.