Kulus Consulting and Development is a full-service Aboriginal company, dedicated to providing high quality Court-recognized Expert Gladue Reports for respected clients and Legal Counsel throughout British Columbia and Canada. In addition to the provision of reports, we offer educational seminars and report-writing training on Gladue to the First Nations, Aboriginal and legal community.
Stuart Cadwallader is a registered status Tongas Tlingit of the Raven Clan with direct lineage to Chief Shaiks and Anislaga (also known as Ansnak or Mary Ebbetts Hunt). Based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Stuart was originally raised in the Kwagiulth village of Fort Rupert (Tsa’kis) where his family maintains their hereditary home.
Stuart completed his formal education at SFU in 1986 with Bachelor degrees in Criminology and Psychology. He has worked within the criminal justice field for over 28 years including the RCMP, Correctional Service of Canada, Court Services/Sheriffs Department and as a part of the Provincial Corrections Branch Specialized Sex-Offender Supervision team. Stuart ran an Aboriginal Youth Mentorship and Reintegration project facilitated through MCFD and Corrections Branch out of the Burnaby Youth Detention Centre; was contracted with Corrections Canada as a Community Assessment and Parole Supervisor; and supported Corcan-Métis Nation of British Columbia as an Offender Reintegration Case-Manager and Employment Specialist.
Stuart is the past elected Treasurer of the Kla-how-eya Aboriginal Centre, concurrently maintaining the Justice Portfolio from 2004-2009. He is the Founder and former Chair of the 5-Nations Aboriginal House of Justice Section 84 Committee with representation from the Katzie, Tsawwassen, Semiahmoo, Kwantlen, Squamish and Surrey Urban First Nations. The House of Justice works with Corrections Canada, the National Parole Board of Canada, and the Department of Justice as well as other Provincial, Municipal and Corporate user-groups to support and facilitate the reintegration of Aboriginal offenders back into the community.
Stuart sat on the Métis Nation British Columbia’s Criminal Justice Advisory Committee, the City of Surrey's Crime Reduction Task Force Board, as well as being a past member of the Fraser Health Authority Aboriginal Mental Health and Addictions Steering Committee.
He is presently in private consulting involved in the strategic development of complex public policy and initiatives which affect meaningful social change. While this is primarily focused upon the Aboriginal Criminal Justice system, Stuart remains actively involved in the corporate, education and social economic development sector providing feasibility studies, concept development, implementation strategies, marketing research, organizational networking, and educational and specialized restorative justice workshops. He has provided Aboriginal legal education training seminars as a Court recognized Expert on Gladue to the BCTrial Lawyers Association, British Columbia’s Judicial Justices of the Peace, Provincial Corrections Branch, University of Victoria School of Law, Canadian Department of Justice Provincial Aboriginal Justice Strategy Programs, and BC Provincial Court Judges Conference.
Since 2006, Stuart has been honoured to to work with the Office of the Chief Judge and other justice partners in the development and delivery of British Columbia’s first Aboriginal Community Court – The First Nations Provincial Court of British Columbia, located at the Begbie Square Law Courts in New Westminster, BC. In addition, Stuart has been pleased to work with the BC Legal Services Society in the contracted provision and delivery of Provincial Aboriginal legal education and community capacity development workshops and a Gladue report writing immersion-program for Aboriginal Justice Workers with a focus of increasing BC First Nations involvement and meaningful representation within the criminal justice system.
Stuart continues to provide Gladue reports for purposes of Bail, Sentencing, Appeals, Parole and Dangerous Offender Hearings
to his Aboriginal clients and their Legal Counsel throughout Canada.
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