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Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs 2020 Labour Relations Seminar
 
January 29 & 30, 2020, Marriott Eaton Centre, Toronto
 
 

The labour relations seminar (LRS) is an annual event held in partnership with Hicks Morley - the largest firm in Canada focusing on the representation of management in human resources law and advocacy.  Over the course of two days, chief fire officers, senior municipal officials and human resource professionals experience presentations from a team of Hicks Morley,  legal experts, Ontario chief fire officers, and renowned speakers who give insight, up-to-date knowledge and guidance on a wide range of labour relations issues that are currently impacting the fire service.

Throughout the seminar, attendees speak candidly with their colleagues and the Hicks Morley lawyers, providing immeasurable learning opportunities. The Labour Relations Seminar is the only event of its kind in Canada. Nowhere else will you receive this much detailed, relevant legal advice, for such a small fee.

2020 Pre-Seminar Workshops - Details Coming Soon!

Labour Relations 101  & 201 Workshops - Tuesday, January 28, 2020

The all-inclusive registration package - More Information Coming Soon!

The all-inclusive package is geared to those members wanting to take part in BOTH the Labour Relations Seminar and a Pre-Seminar Workshop, and who are planning to stay at the hotel for the duration of the event.
 
The all-inclusive package includes:
 
  • Three nights’ accommodation at the Labour Relations Hotel, the Toronto Eaton Centre Marriott, Downtown Toronto (January 27/28/29, 2020)
  • Choice of either the LRS 101 Workshop OR the LRS 201 Workshop on Tuesday, January 28, 2020
  • Breakfast, lunch and coffee breaks on Tuesday, January 28, 2020
  • OAFC Hicks Morley Labour Relations Seminar on January 29 & 30, 2020
  • Hicks Morley Reception on January 29, 2020
  • Breakfast, lunch and coffee breaks on January 29 & 30, 2020
Check back in November for Registration.
 
We look forward to welcoming you to Toronto!
 

Thank you our 2019 Supporters

Event Partner
Association Sponsor
 
Don't forget to tweet #LRS2020, the official hashtag of the 
OAFC Hicks Morley 2020 Labour Relations Seminar!
 
 

Please find our 2020 Draft Agenda Below: Updated October 21, 2019

Monday January 27, 2020

Time Presentation/Event Speaker(s) Location
3:30pm to 8:00pm Registration Base Foyer

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Time Presentation/Event Speaker(s) Location
7:00am to 8:00pm Registration Base Foyer

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Time
Presentation/Event
Speaker(s)
Location
6:30
Registration
Base Foyer
7:00
Breakfast
Trinity Ballroom
8:30
Keynote
TBA
Grand Ballroom
9:30
Keynote
TBA Grand Ballroom
10:30
Coffee Break
 
11:00
Keynote
TBA
Grand Ballroom
12:00
Lunch
Salons AB
1:00
Legal Update 
TBA
Grand Ballroom
2:00
Sessions
TBA
Grand Ballroom
3:00
Coffee Break
 
3:30
Sessions
TBA
Grand Ballroom
5:00
Reception at Hicks Morley TD Tower

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Time Presentation/Event Speaker(s) Location
6:30
Registration
Base Foyer
7:30
Breakfast
Trinity Ballroom
8:30
TBA
TBA
Grand Ballroom
9:30
TBA
TBA
Grand Ballroom
10:00 TBA TBA Grand Ballroom
10:30
Coffee Break
 
11:00
TBA TBA
Grand Ballroom
12:30
Lunch & Departures
 
 
Don't forget to tweet #LRS2020, the official hashtag of the 
OAFC Hicks Morley 2020 Labour Relations Seminar!
 
Speakers and Presentations Overviews 2020 information coming soon!
 
 
OAFC Hicks Morley 2020 Labour Relations Seminar!

Hotel Accommodations - 2020 Information Coming Soon!

 

Thank you for attending our Labour Relations 101 Workshop in 2019!

2020 Information Coming Soon!

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Please find our 2019 information regarding this workshop below:

Whether Labour Relations is new to you or you are looking for a refresh, this workshop is a great opportunity to learn the basics when dealing with employment law, collective agreements, bargaining, arbitration and the grievance process. 
 
Throughout the workshop the following topics will be covered:
 
  • Employment related statutes, including the FPPA
  • Employment law principles
  • Operating under a collective agreement
  • How to deal with grievances
  • Bargaining: what you need to know
  • How to prepare for arbitration
  • Interest arbitration: how it works
  • Rights arbitration: how it works
  • Management rights
  • Estoppel: what you need to know
 Hicks Morley is the largest firm in Canada focusing on the representation of management in human resources law and advocacy.
 

2020 Draft Agenda

Time Event
7:00am
Registration Opens
8:00am
Breakfast
8:50am
Introductions
9:00am
Labour Relations 101 Workshop
10:30am
Break
10:45am
Labour Relations 101 Workshop
12:00pm
Lunch
1:00pm
Labour Relations 101 Workshop
3:00pm
Coffee Break
3:15pm
Labour Relations 101 Workshop
4:30pm (approx.)
Workshop Ends
 
This interactive workshop is limited to 40 registrants and is only open to those who are non-union, municipal management staff. Attendees will leave the workshop with course materials and useful checklists.  
 
Your registration fee includes breakfast, lunch and coffee breaks.  
 
Don't forget to tweet #LRS2020, the official hashtag of the 
OAFC Hicks Morley 2020 Labour Relations Seminar!

Thank you for Attending our Labour Relations 201 Workshop: Mock Arbitration in 2019! 

2020 Information Coming Soon!

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Please find our 2019 information regarding this workshop below:

In this interactive workshop, two Hicks Morley labour lawyers, Allison MacIsaac and Thomas Agnew will “face off” in a mock arbitration hearing before arbitrator, Sheri Price.  

Attendees are separated into two groups: “management” and “association”.  Participants will learn about the arbitration process and proceedings, through the simulation of a mock arbitration case.
 
The workshop focuses on grievance arbitration and will examine both procedural and substantive issues, including the scope of arbitration, pre-arbitration and arbitration processes and handle a select issue in arbitration – discipline and discharge, contract interpretation, and human rights.
 
The format is a combination of in-class discussion, break-out sessions, a mock arbitration and debrief.  The debriefing session includes an explanation of the arbitrator’s decision and reasoning, and the group will engage in an interactive discussion/question/answer session.
 

Who should attend:  Non-union chief fire officers, directors and managers of labour relations, directors and managers of human resources.

 

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of the day, attendees will have a better understanding of the following:
 
  • Prepare effectively for a hearing and develop the theory of a case
  • Assess your opponent’s case
  • Opening and closing statements
  • Examine and cross-examination
  • Establish the facts at the hearing
  • Evidence and object to evidence
  • How an arbitration is prepared and presented before an experienced arbitrator
2020 Draft Agenda
Time Event
8:00am
Breakfast
8:50am
Introductions
9:00am
Labour Relations 201 - Mock Arbitration
10:30am
Break
10:45am
Labour Relations 201 - Mock Arbitration
12:00pm
Lunch
1:00pm
Labour Relations 201 - Mock Arbitration
3:00pm
Coffee Break
3:15pm
Labour Relations 201 - Mock Arbitration
4:30pm (approx.)
Workshop Ends

This interactive workshop is limited to 40 registrants and is only open to those who are non-union, municipal management staff. Attendees will leave the workshop with course materials and useful checklists.  
 
Your registration fee includes breakfast, lunch and coffee breaks.  
 
Don't forget to tweet #LRS2020, the official hashtag of the 
OAFC Hicks Morley 2020 Labour Relations Seminar!
 

OAFC Hicks Morley Labour Relations Seminar 2020 Information Coming Soon!

Downtown Toronto

Located in the heart of downtown the Marriott is easily accessible from the highway, walking distance from Union Station, the CN Tower, the Rogers Center and many of the thriving theaters. Just outside the hotel's front door is the vibrant Toronto Eaton Centre and close to Toronto’s Entertainment District, offering the best in dining, attractions and nightlife.
 

   

We encourage you to mix business with pleasure. Just steps from the hotel are countless attractions, restaurants and bars perfect to enjoy with your colleagues after a day of meetings. The neighbouring attractions can be found in the following map: 
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Travel to Downtown Toronto

The Toronto Eaton Center Marriott is conveniently close to the Gardiner Express Way and is just a few minutes from Union Station. We strongly encourage guests to take VIA Rail, the GO Train or the TTC for travel to the Labour Relations Seminar. It will save you a good deal of time and money. For more information on locations, scheduling and costs please visit the following links:
 

Driving Directions to the Toronto Marriott Eaton Centre

From the Southwest (Niagara / Hamilton)
Take Highway 403 East to the QEW-Queen Elizabeth Way East to Gardiner Expressway and exit at York/Bay Streets. Follow Bay Street north and the hotel will be on the right just north of Queen Street. 
 
From the West (Windsor / London)
From ON-401 E, continue onto ON-403 E. Keep right at the fork and follow signs for Queen Elizabeth Way/ON-403. Continue onto Queen Elizabeth Way, then merge onto Gardiner Expressway E. Exit at York/Bay Streets. Follow Bay Street north and the hotel will be on the right just north of Queen Street.
 
From the East (Kingston)
From the Autoroute 20 W, continue onto ON-401 W. Exit ON-404. Keep right at the fork and follow signs for Don Valley Parkway S/Downtown. Continue and follow signs for Gardiner Expressway W. Merge onto Gardiner Expressway W. Exit at York/Bay Streets. Follow Bay Street north and the hotel will be on the right just north of Queen Street. 
 

Parking at the Toronto Eaton Centre Marriott

Parking is available On-site

Within close proximity, there are several pay-lots that offer parking options from the half hour to overnight. If you are interested in downtown Toronto parking lots within proximity of the hotel see the map below: 
 

Additional Parking Options

Local Downtown Toronto Pay Parking Lots
Within close proximity of the Hilton, Downtown Toronto Hotel, there are several pay-lots that offer parking options from the half hour - overnight. If you are interested in downtown Toronto parking lots within proximity of the hotel
Visit:
IMPARK Toronto:  Visit https://lots.impark.com
 
Don't forget to tweet #LRS2020, the official hashtag of the 
OAFC Hicks Morley 2020 Labour Relations Seminar!
Contact Us
 
If you have any questions regarding the Labour Relations Seminar, Labour Relations 101 or 201 Workshops, we would be more than happy to help!  Our event team is available to assist you! 
 
Our contact number is 905-426-9865.  A staff directory is available below to assist your inquiry:
 
Questions about registration and general inquiries can be sent to Laura Aivaliotis, Registrar by email to laura.aivaliotis@oafc.on.ca or x230.
 

Questions about the venue, hotel accommodations, event logistics, agenda, speakers sponsorship and marketing opportunities at the Labour Relations Seminar, or other OAFC events, can be directed to Kris Newton, Events & Trade Show Manager by email to kris.newton@oafc.on.ca or by calling 905-426-9865 x224

 
Don't forget to tweet #LRS2020 the official hashtag of the 
OAFC Hicks Morley 2020 Labour Relations Seminar!