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Joan Gordon, C.Arb

300 - 1275 West 6th Avenue
Vancouver BC  V6H 1A6
Tel: (604) 676-1576
Fax: (604) 676-1575
Email: joangordonadr@shaw.ca
Website: www.adrweb.ca/joan-gordon
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Primary Jurisdiction

British Columbia

Arbitration Practice

Full-time practice as a labour arbitrator/mediator since 1996; also active in Federal jurisdiction.


B.A., 1979, LL.B., 1983, University of British Columbia.


1984-1992: Rankin & Company (Partner) – Labour & Administrative Law

Standard Fees for Cancellation

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Lists and Panels

B.C. Collective Agreement Arbitration Bureau; British Columbia Arbitration and Mediation Institute; ADR Institute of Canada.

Related Adjudication Experience

2012, Adjunct Professor, UBC Law School; 2004-present, Adjudicator, Yukon Public Service Staff Relations Board; 2004-present, Adjudicator, Yukon Teachers' Staff Relations Board; 1994-Present, practice as labour part-time, 2004-2007, Part-Time Member, Public Service Labour Relations Board; 1998-2001, Chair: Emergency Medical Assistants Licensing Board; 1992-1996, Vice-Chair, British Columbia Labour Relations Board.


Arbitrator’s Association of British Columbia: President; National Academy of Arbitrators; ADR Institute of Canada: Chartered Arbitrator; British Columbia Council of Administrative Tribunals: Past Director; British Columbia Arbitration and Mediation Institute: Referable Arbitrator/Mediator; British Columbia Industrial Relations Association; Judicial Advisory Committee for Provincial Court Appointments: Past Member; International Society for Labour and Social Security Law; West Coast LEAF; Law Society of British Columbia; Canadian Bar Association: Alternate Dispute Resolution, Labour Law and Human Rights Subsections, Women Lawyer’s Forum and WLF Mentoring Program.

Arbitration Awards on CanLII

For Arbitrator Gordon'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.

Related Publications

Arbitral approaches to “Deemed Quit” Provisions, published in UBC Law Review, Volume 36, Number 2, June 2003; 2007 CLE Labour Aribtration & Labour Relations Conference: Arbitrator’s Remedial Jurisdiction; 2005 CLE Labour Arbitration Conference: Miscellaneous Privacy Issues - Video Surveillance & Electronic Monitoring; 2002 CLE Labour Arbitration Conference: Deemed Quit Provisions; 1998 CLE Labour Arbitration Conference: Alternative Dispute Resolution; The Duty to Accommodate: An Arbitrator's Perspective" (HRMA Human Rights Conference, 1996); "Labour Arbitration: Appeals to the Labour Relations Board" (Continuing Legal Education of B.C., 1993); "Collective Bargaining: The Legal Framework" (Continuing Legal Education of B.C., 1990); "Employment Laws and Practice: Supreme Court Injunctions" (Continuing Legal Education of B.C., 1989). Numerous papers for Continuing Legal Education (British Columbia) and for the Centre for Labour Management Development.

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.