Kathleen O'Neil

78 Olive Avenue
Toronto ON  M6G 1V1
Tel: (416) 537-4732
Fax: (416) 537-9319
Email: kgoneil@look.ca
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Primary Jurisdiction


Arbitration Practice

In practice since 1986; bilingual; also active in federal jurisdiction.


B.A., 1972, University of Toronto; LL.B., 1977, Osgoode Hall Law School.


Associate, Symes, Kiteley and McIntyre, labour and employment law, 1984-86; Collective Bargaining Staff, Federation of Women Teachers' Association of Ontario, 1982-84; Arbitration Officer, Ontario Nurses' Association, 1979-82.

Standard Fees for Cancellation

If notification received before hearing is scheduled, 0-$250; if notification received at least one month prior to hearing, $250; if notification received 3 weeks to 1 month prior to hearing, $600; if notification received within 1 week of hearing, $800; $300 on cancellation of expedited arbitration (section 49, OLRA) where date is scheduled less than three weeks prior to hearing.

Lists and Panels

Ontario Ministry of Labour; C.A.W./Air Canada National List; Toronto Dress and Sportswear Manufacturer’s Guild & Toronto Cloak Manufacturers’ Association/Union of Needletrades, Industrial and Textile Employees (UNITE); Education Relations Commission for Social Contract Act Arbitrations; City of Cornwall (Glen-Stor-Dun Lodge)/O.N.A.; County of Hastings (Hastings Manor and Hastings Centennial Manor)/O.N.A.; County of Lanark (Lanark Lodge and Fairview Manor)/O.N.A.; County of Lennox and Addington (Lenadco Home for the Aged)/O.N.A.; County of Northumberland (Golden Plough Lodge/O.N.A.; County of Prince Edward (H.J. McFarland Memorial Home)/O.N.A.; St. Lawrence Lodge/O.N.A.; Air Canada/Air Canada Pilots Association; Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd./Society of Professional Engineers and Associates; Brockville General Hospital, St. Vincent de Paul Hospital, Royal Ottawa Health Care Group, Brockville Psychiatric Hospital and OPSEU - Human Resources Adjustment Plan; Canada Customs and Revenue Agency (CCRA) - Independent Third Party Reviewer; Government of Nunavut/Nunavut Federation of Teachers; Ontario Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology and OPSEU, Academic and support staff bargaining units; Ontario Hepatitis C Assistance Plan Review Committee; Tafelmusik and Toronto Musicians' Association.

Related Adjudication Experience

Vice-Chair, Ontario Labour Relations Board, 1988-97; Ontario Insurance Commission, pre-hearing arbitrator, 1997-98; Vice-Chair, Ontario Workers' Compensation Appeals Tribunal, 1986-88; Member, Ontario Grievance Settlement Board, 1981-86.


Ontario Labour-Management Arbitrators’ Association; L’Association des juristes d’expression française de l’Ontario.

Arbitration Awards on CanLII

For Arbitrator O'Neil's awards on CanLII, click here. Note: CanLII, the Canadian Legal Information Institute, offers free access to the full text of recent awards by this arbitrator.

Arbitrators are invited to send awards to decisions@lancasterhouse.com. In an effort to facilitate access to justice, Lancaster House forwards all awards it receives from arbitrators to CanLII.