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Upon completion of this program, participants will receive a certificate of completion and a digital credential from Toronto Metropolitan University.

Program Leader

Daphne Taras
Dean, Ted Rogers School
Toronto Metropolitan University

Program Faculty

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Judith Allen


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Alex Brat

Executive Director, Labour Relations,
University of Toronto

Bruce Curran

Associate Professor,
Faculty of Law University of Manitoba

Chris Davidson

Senior Program Lawyer and Researcher

Patricia D’Heureux

Union Counsel

Wassim Garzouzi

Union Counsel
Raven Law

Chantel Kassongo

Employer Counsel
Neuman Thompson

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Kat Leonard

National Representative

Avner Levin

Professor, Faculty of Law and Law & Business Department,
Ted Rogers School of Management,
Toronto Metropolitan University

Frank Miller

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

Leanne Monsma

Employer Counsel
Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP

Dionne Pohler

Associate Professor, University of Saskatchewan

Jim Stanford

Economist and Director
Centre for Future Work

Bob Thompson

Professor, Human Resources
Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology

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Jennifer Wootton

Lawyer & Workplace Investigator


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 Spring Schedule (12:30 – 4:00 p.m. ET)

Week 1 Tuesday, April 25 Thursday, April 27
Week 2 Tuesday, May 2 Thursday, May 4
Week 3 Tuesday, May 9 Thursday, May 11
Week 4 Tuesday, May 16 Thursday, May 18
This program has been approved by CPHR Alberta for 3.5 Continuing Professional Development hours.


  • This program has been approved by CPHR Nova Scotia 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.
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