Centre for Law in the Contemporary Workplace

Centre for Law in the Contemporary Workplace

Frontiers of Human Rights in Canadian Workplaces - September 16, 2016

  • Professor Denise Réaume, University of Toronto, Faculty of Law

  • Manoj Dias-Abey, Professor Dwight Newman, Professor Vrinda Narain

  • Professor Louis-Philippe Lampron, Doug Elliot

  • Professor Donna Lero, Professor Stephanie Bernstein

  • Hassan Yuffuff, President, Canadian Labour Congress

  • Susan Ursel, Ursel Phillips Fellows Hopkinson

  • Veerle Miranda, Professor Katherine Lippel

  • Professor Michelle Flaherty, Professor Emeritus Dianne Pothier, Nitya Iyer

On Friday, September 16th, the CLCW hosted a conference at the St. Andrew’s Club & Conference Centre (Toronto) titled “Frontiers of Human Rights in Canadian Workplaces”. The conference brought together some of Canada’s leading practitioners and academics to consider some of the most relevant human rights issues to Canadian workplaces. Topics covered included: family status and mental health discrimination, and balancing freedom of religion with other rights.

 

 

 

 

 

Workplace Pensions: Next Generation or Final Frontier? - May 23, 2014
  • Paul Litner from Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP welcomes conference attendees

  • Susan Philpott from Koskie Minsky LLP welcomes conference attendees

  • Justice Eileen Gillese, Ontario Court of Appeal

  • Conference attendees

  • Kevin Banks, Queen's CLCW

  • Paul Secunda, Marquette University Law School

  • Jana Steele, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

  • Murray Gold, Koskie Minsky LLP

  • Conference Attendees

  • Herbert Law, Mathews, Dinsdale & Clark LLP

  • Jo-Ann Hannah, Unifor

  • Jeremy Forgie, Blakes

  • Conference Attendees

  • Jim Leech, Chancellor-Designate, Queen's Unviversity

  • Freya Kodar, University of Victoria

  • Anne Slivinskas, Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan

  • Claire Young, University of British Columbia

  • Bethune Whiston, Morneau Shepell

  • Bob Baldwin, Consultant, Doug Greenfield, Bredhoff & Kaiser PLLC & Hugh O'Reilly, Cavalluzzo Shilton McIntyre & Cornish LLP

  • Doug Greenfield, Bredhoff & Kaiser PLLC

  • Hugh O'Reilly, Cavalluzzo Shilton McIntyre & Cornish LLP

  • Question from Conference Attendee

  • Susan Philpott, Koskie Minsky LLP, Kevin Skerrett, CUPE, Lisa Mills, Hicks Morley, Chris Brown, Blakes & Darrell Brown, Sack Goldblatt Mitchell LLP

  • Chris Brown, Blakes

  • Kevin Skerrett, CUPE, Lisa Mills, Hicks Morley, Chris Brown, Blakes & Darrell Brown, Sack Goldblatt Mitchell LLP

  • Closing remarks from Paul Litner, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

The Centre for Law in the Contemporary Workplace hosted a conference on Workplace Pensions: Next Generation or Final Frontier? Workplace pension plans are changing, under pressure from changing demographics, changing workplaces and the new global economy. These pressures have important implications for workplace pension law, which has attracted considerable recent interest from the Supreme Court of Canada. At this conference, experts from both Canada and the US explored the legal implications of the changing pension climate for plan members, their employers and their unions. The conference was held at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel on Friday, May 23, 2014.  Conference Materials

 

Privacy Conference - November 22, 2013
  • Hugh Christie, Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP welcomes conference attendees

  • Welcoming remarks from Kevin Banks, Queen's CLCW

  • Elizabeth Denham, Information & Privacy Commission of British Columbia

  • Conference Attendees at One King West, Toronto, Ontario

  • Matt Finkin, University of Illinois, Kevin Banks, Queen's CLCW, Lisa Austin, University of Toronto & Emma Phillips, Sack Goldblatt Mitchell

  • Matt Finkin, University of Illinois

  • Emma Phillips, Sack Goldblatt Mitchell

  • Lisa Austin, University of Toronto

  • Matt Finkin, University of Illinois & Lisa Austin, University of Toronto

  • Bernie Adell, Queen's Law, Corinn Bell, Thompson Rivers University, Christopher Hunt, Thompson Rivers University, Erin Kuzz, Sherrard Kuzz LLP, Mark Contini, Mathews Dinsdale and Clark & Tim Gleason, Dewart Gleason

  • Corinn Bell, Thompson Rivers University

  • Christopher Hunt, Thompson Rivers University

  • Avner Levin, Ryerson University

  • Avner Levin, Ryerson University, Bernie Adell, Queen's Law, Erin Kuzz, Sherrard Kuzz LLP, Mark Contini, Mathews Dinsdale and Clark & Tim Gleason, Dewart Gleason

  • Erin Kuzz, Sherrard Kuzz LLP & Mark Contini, Mathews Dinsdale and Clark

  • Tim Gleason, Dewart Gleason

  • Bernie Adell, Queen's Law & Mark Contini, Mathews Dinsdale and Clark

  • Question from Conference Attendee

  • Question from Conference Attendee

  • Dan Michaluk, Hicks Morley

  • Leo McGrady, McGrady and Associates

  • Conference Attendees

  • Leo McGrady, McGrady and Associates & Michael Lynk, Western University

  • Elizabeth Shilton, CLCW Senior Fellow & Dan Michaluk, Hicks Morley

  • Elizabeth Shilton, CLCW Senior Fellow, Dan Michaluk, Hicks Morley, Leo McGrady, McGrady and Associates & Michael Lynk, Western University

  • Question for Panelists

  • Pauline Kim, Washington University

  • Kate Hughes, Cavalluzzo, Shilton, McIntyre and Cornish

  • Donna Strong, McInnes Cooper

  • Wanjiru Njoya, Queen's Law & Pauline Kim, Washington University

  • Question from Conference Attendee

  • Pamela Chapman, Arbitrator and Mediator, Allen Ponak, Arbitrator & Vance Lockton, Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada

  • Vance Lockton, Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada

  • Allen Ponak, Arbitrator

The Centre for Law in the Contemporary Workplace hosted it's second major conference which included eminent academics, adjudicators and practitioners. They reflected on the gaps and guidance found in Canadian law for employers, workers and governments facing emerging privacy issues.  Major topics included privacy in a wired and wireless world, searches and surveillance, and access and management of employee medical, psychological and genetic information.  The Conference was held in Toronto at One King West hotel on Friday, November 22, 2013. Special thanks to our sponsors: Cavalluzzo Shilton McIntyre Cornish LLP and Sherrard Kuzz LLP.  Conference Materials

 

Law & Aging Conference - April 28, 2012
  • Bill Flanagan, Dean, Queen's Faculty of Law welcomes conference attendees, Mark Ellis, Baker & McKenzie LLP & Beth Symes, Symes Street & Millard LLP

  • Reception attendees

  • Reception attendees

  • Reception attendees

  • Bill Flanagan,  Dean, Queen's Faculty of Law

  • The Honourable Mr. Justice Thomas Cromwell, Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada

  • Hugh Christie, Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP

  • Jeffrey Sack, Sack Goldblatt Mitchell LLP

  • Conference Speakers

  • Conference Speakers and Attendees

  • Michael Wolfson, University of Ottawa

  • Pnina Alon-Shenker, Ryerson University

  • Elizabeth McIntyre, Cavalluzzo Hayes Shilton McIntyre & Cornish LLP, Robert Charney, Ministry of the Attorney General & Barry Brown, Hicks Morley Hamilton Stewart Storie LLP

  • Elizabeth McIntyre, Cavalluzzo Hayes Shilton McIntyre & Cornish LLP, Robert Charney, Ministry of the Attorney General & Barry Brown, Hicks Morley Hamilton Stewart Storie LLP

  • Richard Chaykowski, Queen's School of Policy Studies

  • Conference attendees

  • Kevin Banks, CLCW Director & Assistant Professor, Queen's Law

  • Susan Eng, CARP, Justice Stephen Goudge, Court of Appeal for Ontario, Sheila Osborne-Brown, Canadian Human Rights Commission & Elizabeth MacPherson, Canada Industrial Relations Board

  • The Honourable Mr. Justice Thomas Cromwell, Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada

  • Richard Chaykowski, Queen's School of Policy Studies & Kevin Banks, CLCW Director & Assistant Professor, Queen's Law

April 27th & 28th, 2012: The Centre's first major conference, Shades of Grey: Law and Aging in the Contemporary Workplace, focused on implications of Canada's aging population for pensions, benefits and workplace human rights. It took place at the Hyatt Regency in Toronto with keynote speakers: The Honourable Justice Thomas Cromwell and Michael Wolfson from the University of Ottawa.  Conference Materials