Joan Gordon

300 - 1275 West 6th Avenue
Vancouver BC  V6H 1A6
Tel: (604) 676-1576
Fax: (604) 676-1575
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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.


Arbitrator/Mediator, Joan M. Gordon Arbitration, Mediation and Dispute Resolution Services, 1996-present; Adjunct Professor, Peter A. Allard School of Law, UBC, 2011-2016; Labour Lawyer, Rankin & Company, 1984-1992.

Standard Fees for Cancellation

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Lists and Panels

B.C. Collective Agreement Arbitration Bureau; Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service; numerous collective agreements in a variety of industries/sectors in both provincial and federal jurisdictions.

Related Adjudication Experience

Part-Time Member and Adjudicator, Public Service Labour Relations Board, 2004-2007; Adjudicator, Yukon Public Service Staff Relations Board, 2004-2017; Adjudicator, Yukon Teachers' Staff Relations Board, 2004-2017; Chair, Emergency Medical Assistants Licensing Board, 1998-2001; Vice-Chair, Labour Relations Board of B.C., 1992-1996.


National Academy of Arbitrators; Arbitrators' Association of British Columbia; British Columbia Industrial Relations Association; Law Society of British Columbia; Canadian Bar Association.

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 In an effort to facilitate access to justice, Lancaster House forwards all awards it receives from arbitrators to CanLII.