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Belinda Kirkwood

30 Donwoods Drive
Toronto ON  M4N 2G1
Tel: (416) 485-2499
Fax: (416) 485-4591
Email: Belinda.kirkwood@gmail.com
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Primary Jurisdiction


Arbitration Practice

In practice since 1978; also active in federal jurisdiction.


B.A., 1970, B.C.L., 1974, LL.B., 1975, McGill University.


Private arbitration practice, Kirkwood Arbitration Services, 1989-present; Partner, (1984-89) and Associate (1981-84), Lang Michener Cranston Farquarharson & Wright (now Lang, Michener); Partner, Shlagbaum, Rabinovitch and Kirkwood, 1977-81.

Standard Fees for Cancellation

No charge if notification received before a hearing is scheduled; $200 if notification received 1 month or more prior to hearing date; $900 if notification received 15 days-1 month prior to hearing date; $1,200 if notification received 14 days or less prior to hearing date; no charge if date of cancelled hearing is used for another hearing; $500 on cancellation of expedited arbitration (s.49, OLRA) where date is scheduled less than three weeks prior to hearing.

Lists and Panels

Ontario Ministry of Labour; Labour Canada; Ontario Police Arbitration Commission; Ontario Grievance Settlement Board; Ontario Public Service Classification Rating Committee; Ontario Public Service Grievance Board; Visa, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce and United Steelworkers of America, Local 8300.

Related Adjudication Experience

Fact-Finder/Mediator, Ontario Education Relations Commission, 1977-81.


Ontario Labour-Management Arbitrators' Association; Advocates Society; Women's Law Association; Ontario Bar Association (Ontario).

Arbitration Awards on CanLII

For Arbitrator Kirkwood'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

"How To Get Past An Impasse In Collective Bargaining" Insight Conference, January 21-21, 2004.

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.