Mitchell Holash

Mitchell Holash, K.C. is the managing partner of the largest regional law firm in central Saskatchewan, Holash Wilcox McCullagh (the Novus Law Group).  Beyond his active law practice in which he represents a distinguished client base across Saskatchewan, he currently serves under appointment as City Solicitor for Prince Albert, SK, as Chairman of the Board of Directors for Saskatchewan Polytechnic, as Chairman of the Lieutenant Governor's Saskatchewan Honours Advisory Council, and as Chair of the Saskatchewan Legal Aid Commission.  In March 2021, his twelve-year tenure as an appointed member of the national Oversight Committee providing governance to the Indian Residential School Adjudication Secretariat was concluded with the completion of that important national social justice mandate.

Mitchell received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Saskatchewan in 1981 and achieved his Juris Doctor in 1984. Since that time, Mitchell has dedicated himself to the enhancement of our provincial community for more than 35 years as a successful and active lawyer in many high profile litigations, arbitrations and public hearings, and as a community volunteer. He has been recognized at the local, provincial and national levels for his contributions in the fields of justice, culture, recreation, health care and education in communities across Saskatchewan.

Mitchell has served as Chairman of the Saskatchewan Police Commission, and as a professional representative on Saskatchewan Justice's Northern Justice Review Committee. He served two terms as a District Governor of the Saskatchewan Trial Lawyers Association, chaired its Judicial Liaison Committee, and continued thereafter as a member of its Provincial Court Liaison Committee. Mitchell was awarded the professional distinction of Queen's Counsel in 2010, and as King’s Counsel since 2023.

In 2009, Mitchell was appointed provincially to the Lieutenant Governor's Saskatchewan Honours Advisory Council (its Chairman since 2016) and nationally to the Oversight Committee for the Indian Residential School Adjudication Secretariat. He was named to the Board of Directors of the SaskPower Corporation in 2010 by Order in Council, and chaired its HR and Labour Relations Committee. In 2015, he was appointed Board Chairman for the Saskatchewan Transportation Company, another Saskatchewan Crown Corporation.

Within his home community, Mitchell has chaired several remarkably successful initiatives that have changed the face of Prince Albert, including projects that have established the E.A. Rawlinson Centre for the Arts, the Alfred Jenkins Soccer Field House, and the expansion of Prince Albert's Western Hockey League arena, the Art Hauser Centre.  He is currently engaged as a Cabinet member for Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s $100 million Campus Renewal Campaign, and is offering his experience toward the establishment and funding of new Ronald McDonald Houses in Regina and in Prince Albert.

His community involvement has also included provincial appointment as a Director of the Saskatchewan Arts Board (2003-09), and service as the founding Chairman of the Prince Albert Arts Board (1995-2012), as the inaugural Chairman of the E.A. Rawlinson Centre for the Arts Governance Committee (2003-2012), as Chairman of the Alfred Jenkins Soccer Field House Project (2007-2010), as Chairman of the reconstruction project for the Art Hauser Centre Arena for the Western Hockey League's Prince Albert Raiders (2005-2006), as a founding director of the Saskatchewan Health Excellence Awards (2003-2015), and as a founding director of the Wanisca First Nations Arts Festival (2007). He served as a trustee of the Saskatchewan Foundation for the Arts (2009-2017), and as an active member of the Board Executive for the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame and as Chairman of its Induction Selection Committee (1997-2000).

Named Prince Albert's Citizen of the Year (2003), Mitchell has also been recognized as recipient of the Saskatchewan Association of Community Planners Community Development Award (2004), the Saskatchewan Centennial Medal (2005), the Lieutenant Governor's Saskatchewan Volunteer Medal (2006), the Prince Albert Sportsman of the Year Award (2014), and the Queen Elizabeth Jubilee Medal (2023).