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ABOUT: Lancaster House Publishing is a leader in providing thoroughly researched information on labour, employment, and human rights law. Our mandate is to serve the needs of employees, employers, professional organizations, unions, management, and labour and employment law practitioners.

PUBLICATIONS and CONFERENCES: Lancaster’s leading-edge publications on workplace law, as well as our online legal research tool, First Resort™, are only part of the wide range of services that Lancaster provides, which include live conferences and interactive audio conferences across Canada. All of our conferences deal with current topics which pertain to the workplace and are led by recognized experts together with experienced labour and employment lawyers.


Lancaster House Staff

Maryn Alberts

Editorial Administrator

Maryn Alberts manages the editorial and production processes for Lancaster House's eAlerts, providing additional proofreading and fact-checking for eAlerts and other Lancaster House publications. She holds a B.A. (Hons.) in English Literature from the University of Toronto, where she graduated with High Distinction in 2017. A lover of all things flora, Maryn served a brief stint as a florist before returning to school to complete Centennial College's Publishing: Book, Magazine, and Electronic program in 2019. Following internships with trade publishers HarperCollins Canada and McClelland & Stewart, and freelance work as a copy editor and proofreader, Maryn joined the Lancaster House team in 2020. In her free time, Maryn enjoys tumbling deeper and deeper into the world of woodworking and furniture refinishing.

Colleen Ballance

Web Designer and Developer

Colleen is a Web Designer and Developer at Lancaster House. She holds a Diploma in Digital Media Arts from Seneca College. Colleen has over 10 years' experience in web design and development, with experience creating websites for companies ranging from small businesses to larger institutions such as banks and universities. In her free time, she enjoys painting, making jewellery, and going for picnics.

Boris Bohuslawsky

Senior Editor

Boris has been a writer and editor at Lancaster House since 2000. He studied History and English Literature at the University of Toronto, where he graduated with High Distinction, before earning a graduate degree in English at Queen's University. Boris attended Osgoode Hall Law School, where he was awarded the Osler Hoskin and Harcourt prize in labour relations law as well as the Bereskin and Parr prize in intellectual property. He is a co-author of Leading Cases on Labour Arbitration, and managing editor of the Canadian Labour and Employment Law Journal. In addition, since his call to the Ontario Bar in 1998, Boris has continued to practise labour and employment law with particular emphasis on rights disputes in the unionized public and broader public sectors.

Jessica Burnstein

Legal Director, Conferences

Jessica joined Lancaster House in the fall of 2020 as the Legal Director of Conferences. Before joining Lancaster House, Jessica practised law with the Ontario Government for five years and spent another five years working in the nonprofit sector in the areas of legal research, advocacy, fundraising, and program management. Jessica holds a B.A. (with distinction) from Concordia University in Communications and Cultural Studies and a J.D from Queen's University, where she also completed a Certificate of Public International Law. Outside of work, Jessica enjoys reading, cycling, film, and travel.

Paula Chapman

Editorial Director and Corporate Counsel

A graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School, Paula was called to the Ontario Bar in 1995, having articled with a labour law firm in Toronto. After her call, Paula briefly worked for Lancaster House in 1996 as a legal editor, then went on to practise as an associate in law firms specialising in labour, employment and human rights law in Toronto, Ottawa and Sudbury. Paula also practiced for several years within the legal clinic system, in the areas of human rights, disability and employment-related litigation. Prior to re-joining Lancaster House, she practiced as a partner in her own employment and litigation law firm.

Chris Davidson

Senior Program Lawyer and Researcher

Chris came to Lancaster House in 2010 from a position as an associate at a labour law firm in Toronto. He was briefly away from Lancaster from 2013-2015 to practise employment and poverty law at a community legal clinic.

He holds a B.A. (Hons.) in English Language and Literature and a J.D. from Queen's University. He was called to the Bar of Ontario in 2009. In his spare time he is pursuing graduate studies in labour relations and employment law. He is also the legal guardian of the Lancaster mascot, Diamond the Maltese dog.

Aydrus Hassan

Client Service and Database Representative

Aydrus Hassan joined Lancaster House in October of 2016 as a Client Service and Database Representative. He graduated from Ryerson University in October of 2014 with a Bachelor of Commerce in Business Technology Management, and a minor in Marketing. Outside of work he enjoys playing basketball, running, and travelling.

Kyle Harrison

Web Designer and Developer

Mary Hosein

Accountant/Bookkeeper

As an Accountant, Mary oversees all aspects regarding the accounting functions and payroll duties for Lancaster House. She has previously worked with another book publishing company in various roles including General Accountant and Market Analyst. Mary received her Hons. B.Comm. from Laurentian University and is currently pursuing her designation. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, fishing, and reading.

Arin Klein

Editorial Administrator

Arin is responsible for editing and proofreading all of Lancaster House's conference materials. She holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts in English and Book & Media Studies from the University of Toronto and is enrolled in the Certificate in Publishing at Ryerson University. In addition to editing, she writes poetry and music, frequently participates in and attends theatre, bikes, and loves learning languages (currently brushing up on her French and learning American Sign Language and German).

Peter Neumann

Senior Consulting Editor

Peter is a Toronto-based employment lawyer (Ontario, 1996) and Senior Consulting Editor at Lancaster House. Peter is the lead author of Lancaster House's eText on Wrongful Dismissal and Employment Law, published by Lancaster House and CanLII, and a co-author along with Jeffrey Sack, Q.C., of Lancaster House’s Collective Agreements in Canada: Law and Language. Before starting his own practice and assuming his current role with Lancaster House, Peter practised litigation for a number of years as an associate and partner in the Toronto office of McCarthy Tétrault LLP.

Makila Rajeswaranathan

Client Service and Database Representative

Makila joined Lancaster House in January of 2020 as a Client Service and Database Representative. She graduated from York University in June of 2019, with a B.A., Honours degree in International Development Studies. In her free time, she enjoys baking, travelling, and reading.

Anne Regan

Program Lawyer

Anne joined Lancaster House in November 2017 as a Legal Conference Developer & Researcher. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in French Language and Literature and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Windsor. Anne summered and articled at a large national firm and was called to the Ontario Bar in 2006. Anne practised civil litigation and family law, and then spent several years as a management-side labour and employment associate at Heenan Blaikie. She holds a Master of Laws from the University of Toronto. In her spare time she enjoys reading, snowboarding, and kayaking.

Jeffrey Sack

President of Lancaster House & Principal of Jeffrey Sack Law

Jeffrey Sack, Q.C. practices labour law and acts as a union nominee on interest arbitration boards. As a litigator he argued the Lavigne case in the Supreme Court of Canada, which upheld the constitutional validity of the Rand (agency) formula and (contrary to U.S. jurisprudence) confirmed the right of unions to use union dues for political causes. He also argued the first case upholding the right to strike under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, which was relied upon by the Supreme Court of Canada in its recent Saskatchewan Federation of Labour decision.

As a negotiator, Jeffrey has bargained with the government for physicians, and with hospitals for residents. As a union nominee on interest arbitration boards he has represented, among others, firefighters, college and university faculty, and health care support staff. As an adjunct professor, he lectures on international labour law at the University of Toronto and acts as Associate Editor of the Canadian Labour and Employment Law Journal.

Jeffrey is the recipient of the Gérard Dion Award from the Canadian Industrial Relations Association (CIRA) for major contributions to Canadian labour law and of the Outstanding Practitioner Award from the U.S. Labor and Employment Relations Association (LERA).

Nalisha Sankreacha

Conference Coordinator

Nalisha is a Conference Coordinator at Lancaster House. She holds an Honors Bachelor of Arts in English and History from the University of Toronto, a Hospitality and Tourism Management Diploma from George Brown College, and is currently pursuing a postgraduate certificate in Service Design. Nalisha has over 10 years of industry experience and has worked in a variety of roles including: front-of-house, tourism development, and hospitality management. Outside of work, she enjoys reading, travelling, and camping.

Caitlin Selman

Senior Marketing and Production Coordinator

Caitlin Selman joined Lancaster House in 2018. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from Carleton University with majors in Marketing, Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication and a minor in Art History. She also holds an Advanced TESOL Certificate as an instructor for young students and has taught English as a Second Language (ESL) in South Korea. Having grown up on Lake Simcoe, Caitlin is an avid fan of the outdoors and its beautiful waterscapes. She is a proud breast cancer survivor and an advocate for well-being and mental health.

Christen Thomas

Chief Operating Officer

Christen Thomas joined Lancaster House in 2019, and as Chief Operating Officer, she provides leadership and insight into business operations and resources, and oversees all day-to-day administration. Christen previously served as Executive Director of the Literary Press Group of Canada, Chair of the Book and Periodical Council, and Treasurer of eBOUND Canada. Her fifteen years of experience in Canadian publishing includes in-house positions managing editorial, production, marketing, and technology. Christen holds a B.A. in English Literature from the University of Toronto and completed a Certificate in Publishing at Ryerson University. She is a published poet, and enjoys cycling, roller skating, and softball.

Christine Winiker

Director, Sales and Marketing

Andrea Wong

Program Lawyer