Elaine Newman

Elaine Newman

Tel: (416) 618-4413
Fax: (416) 785-5346
Email: elaine@newmanarb.com
Website: www.newmanarb.com
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Primary Jurisdiction


Arbitration Practice

In practice since 1995.


B.A., 1975, University of Western Ontario; LL.B., 1978, LL.M., 2000, Osgoode Hall Law School.


2019 Recipient of the Ontario Bar Association Award of Excellence in Dispute Resolution; Lead Instructor, Strategic Grievance Handling, Queen's University IRC, 2008-present; Associate Director, LL.M. in Labour and Employment, Osgoode Hall Law School, 2008-2012; Course Director and Lead Instructor, Dispute Resolution Certificate Program, York University, 2000-2012.

Standard Fees for Cancellation

$900 if cancelled more than 30 days in advance of hearing; one half of per diem, $2,175 if cancelled within 30 days of hearing.

Lists and Panels

Ontario Ministry of Labour List of Approved Arbitrators.

Related Adjudication Experience

Vice-Chair, WSIAT (1985-1991)


Member of the Ontario Labour Management Arbitrators' Association (OLMAA) and the National Arbitrators' Academy (NAA); ADRIO; CBA/OBA ADR and Labour Sections

Arbitration Awards on CanLII

For Arbitrator Newman'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

Preventing Workplace Violence and Harassment (Lancaster House: Toronto, 2010); Newman, E. 2011: "Practical ethics for working mediators," ADR Institute of Ontario; Newman, E. 2011: "Who am I when I mediate", Canadian Bar Association Conference, Halifax; "Addressing Workplace Injury in the Era of Free Trade", 2002, 4th Regional Congress of the Americas, International Industrial Relations Association Conference/Canadian Industrial Relations Association; "Med/Arb Grievance Resolution - The Case for Clarity", vol. II, Labour Arbitration Yearbook, 237, Lancaster House; "Ontario's Employment Equity Act", 1994, (Canadian Bar Association, October, 1994); "Practice Before the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Tribunal", Department of Continuing Legal Education, (The Law Society of Upper Canada, February, 1994); "Bill 162: Are You Ready?", Occupational Health and Safety Canada, Vol. 6, No. 1, 1990; "The Good, The Bad and The Useless, A Preparation Guide to the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Tribunal", Occupational Health and Safety Canada, Vol. 5, No. 1, 1989; "The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms: How Will it Affect the Disabled Worker?", (Canadian Council on Rehabilitation and Work, Montreal, October, 1984).

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.