Loading Events

In association with:

Upon completion of this program, participants will receive a certificate of completion and a digital credential.

Program Leader


Daphne Taras
Director, Centre for Labour Management Relations
Toronto Metropolitan University

Program Faculty

Bruce Curran

Associate Professor, Faculty of Law
University of Manitoba

Chris Davidson

Senior Program Lawyer and Researcher

Colin Johnston

Mediator/Arbitrator

Avner Levin

Professor, Lincoln Alexander School of Law,
Toronto Metropolitan University

Archana Mathew

Intern, Arbitrator Development Program

Formerly Grievance Officer, OPSEU

Frank Miller

Instructor (Sessional) Lecturer,
Faculty Advisor – HR/OB Co-Op Program

Dionne Pohler

Associate Professor, University of Saskatchewan

Bob Thompson

Professor, Human Resources
Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology

Jennifer Wootton

Jennifer Wootton

Lawyer & Workplace Investigator

Program

The Labour Relations Certificate Program, presented by Toronto Metropolitan University and Lancaster House, is designed to provide individuals engaged in labour relations with the core skills and knowledge required to create and maintain productive union-management relationships that foster fair and efficient workplaces.

Taught by Canada’s leading labour relations scholars and practitioners, this program combines theory, leading research, and professional experience to provide an education that has immediate application in participants’ workplaces.

Program features

  • Access to leading Canadian experts in a small-group setting
  • Active learning through group discussion, case studies, and simulations
  • Balanced coverage of labour and management points of view
  • Management, union, and neutral attendees learn together
  • Exposure to diverse opinions and extensive knowledge of fellow participants
  • Variety of speakers (academics, lawyers, practitioners, subject-matter experts)

Who should attend?

  • Human resources professionals
  • Union officers and representatives
  • Lawyers
  • Managers
  • Mediators
  • Workplace investigators

2023 Fall Schedule

The fall 2023 session of the Labour Relations Certificate Program will comprise of 8 sessions over 8 weeks, and will take place on Tuesdays from 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. ET.

More detailed information coming soon.

Sample Agenda

The agenda below is for a previous offering of the program, however, content of the upcoming session will be substantially the same.

CPHR Nova Scotia
This program has been approved by CPHR Alberta for 3.5 Continuing Professional Development hours.
  • This program has been approved for 3.5 Continuing Professional Development hours per session under Section A3 of the Recertification Log of the Human Resources Professionals Association.
  • This program has been approved by CPHR BC & Yukon for 3.5 Continuing Professional Development hours, per session.
  • This program has been approved by CPHR Alberta for 3.5 Continuing Professional Development hours, per session.
  • This program has been approved by the Law Society of British Columbia for 3.5 Continuing Professional Development hours, per session.
  • This program has been approved by the Law Society of Saskatchewan for 26 Continuing Professional Development hours.
  • Members of the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society may consider counting this program for 3.5 Continuing Professional Development hours, per session.
  • Members of the Law Society of New Brunswick may consider this program for 3.5 Continuing Professional Development hours, per session.
Go to Top