Irene Holden

Irene Holden

203, 1275 West 6th Avenue
Vancouver BC  V6H 1A6
Tel: (604) 691-2554
Fax: (604) 691-2556
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Primary Jurisdiction

British Columbia

Arbitration Practice

In practice since 2002; also active in federal jurisdiction.


B.A., 1972, Acadia University; M.A. 1973, Dalhousie University (completed course work).


1992-2002, Mediator (5 years), Vice-Chair (2 years), Associate Chair (Mediation) (3 years), Labour Relations Board of British Columbia; 1976-1992, Senior Labour Relations Officer, B.C. Hydro.

Lists and Panels

B.C. Collective Agreement Arbitration Bureau; The Canadian National Railway Company & CAW-Canada (Health & Safety adjudication); Canada Council of Teamsters & Securicor; Canadian Union of Public Employees & Canadian Staff Union; Canadian Union of Public Employees & Administrative and Technical Staff.

Related Adjudication Experience

Instrumental in developing and implementing a Relationship by Objectives program which assisted the parties to improve their relationship; Have also conducted a number of harassment investigations and issued reports re same.


Arbitrators' Association of B.C.; Past President, B.C. Industrial Relations Assn.

Arbitration Awards on CanLII

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