Dustin Milligan is a native of Tyne Valley, Prince Edward Island. He received a Bachelor of Social Sciences degree from the University of Ottawa and a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Civil Law (LL.B./B.C.L.) from McGill University. He has worked in the field of constitutional advocacy and litigation in Canada, South Africa, and Burma. He was called to the bar of Prince Edward Island in 2011.
The idea for The Charter for Children first emerged when Dustin was a student at the Faculty of Law at McGill University. After his first year of studies, he was concerned about the ability for the common citizen to access the complicated legal system of our country — one that he himself had only begun to understand. Furthermore, he believed that children are some of our most vulnerable citizens, having limited voice, strength and knowledge of their rights. These concerns, combined with Dustin's love for literature and the law, led to the creation of The Charter for Children.