Shane Todd is an associate in Heenan Blaikie LLP’s Labour and Employment Law group and a member of the firm's national Occupational Health and Safety and Workers' Compensation Practice and International Labour Law practice groups. Shane's practice focuses on labour, employment, and occupational health and safety law matters on behalf of employers. This includes providing strategic advice, opinions and representation in relation to hiring, discipline and termination, union organizing, collective agreement administration, interpretation and application, grievance arbitration, human rights and accommodation, occupational health and safety, and workplace privacy.
As a member of the firm’s International Labour Law practice group, Shane has represented Canadian employers at meetings of the Inter-American Conference of Ministers of Labour (IACML) of the Organization of American States and has acted as an alternate spokesperson for the Business Technical Advisory Council on Labour Matters, a permanent consultative body to the IACML that provides business and technical advice on the planning and execution of programs.
Prior to attending law school, Shane worked as a human resources professional with a financial institution and provincial crown corporation. This experience has given Shane a focused, strategic and practical approach to solving workplace issues.
At law school, Shane was a member of Queens University’s Correctional Law Project, a legal aid clinic providing advice and representation at hearings before the National Parole Board, federal penitentiary disciplinary courts, and appeals heard in the Court of Appeal for Ontario.
During his studies, Shane distinguished himself academically and was recognized with numerous academic scholarships and awards.
Shane is actively involved in the community. He sits on the Board of Directors of VOICE for Hearing Impaired Children, a registered charity providing parent support, public education, advocacy and therapy in relation to deaf and hard of hearing children. Shane also volunteers his time through Heenan Blaikie’s Pro Bono Legal Services Initiative.
Shane joined Heenan Blaikie after summering and articling with the firm.
- LL.B., Queen's University, 2008
- B.Mgt. (with Distinction), University of Lethbridge, 2005
- Canadian Association of Counsel to Employers (CACE)
- Canadian Bar Association
- Human Resources Professionals Association of Ontario (HRPAO)
- Ontario Bar Association
- Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
- The Advocates' Society
- The Law Society of Upper Canada (Ontario)