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Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs Hicks Morley 2022 Labour Relations Seminar January 19 & 20, 2022 - Marriott Downtown at CF Toronto Eaton Centre

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.

Pre-Seminar Workshops

Tuesday, January 18, 2022 – More information coming soon

 

The All-Inclusive Registration Package

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.
By utilizing this full-service option, the OAFC is able to offer a savings to you on the package, versus booking a-la-carte options. Best of all, you only have to register once; the OAFC staff will make all the arrangements!  
There are only 40 LRS 101 and 40 LRS 201 packages available.  2022 details coming soon.
 
The all-inclusive package includes:
  • Three nights’ accommodation at the Labour Relations Hotel, Marriott Dowtown Eaton Centre, Downtown Toronto (January 17/18/19, 2022)
  • Choice of either the LRS 101 Workshop OR the LRS 201 Workshop on Tuesday, January 18, 2022
  • Breakfast, lunch and coffee breaks on Tuesday, January 18, 2022
  • OAFC Hicks Morley Labour Relations Seminar on January 19 & 20, 2022
  • Hicks Morley Reception on January 19, 2022
  • Breakfast, lunch and coffee breaks on January 19 & 20, 2022
Additional information and pricing can be found on our registration options page

 

Don't forget to tweet #LRS2022
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Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs Hicks Morley 2022 Labour Relations Seminar January 19 & 20, 2022 - Marriott Downtown at CF Toronto Eaton Centre 

 

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Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs Hicks Morley 2022 Labour Relations Seminar January 19 & 20, 2022 - Marriott Downtown at CF Toronto Eaton Centre 

 

Hicks Morley Speakers

John Saunders, Partner, Hicks Morley
John is a senior labour and employment lawyer in Hicks Morley’s Toronto office.  He has over three decades of experience advising public and private sector employers on a wide range of labour and employment issues.  John’s practice includes collective agreement negotiations, rights and interest arbitrations, human rights applications, and wrongful dismissal litigation.
John also has a particular expertise in municipal law with regard to fire and paramedic issues.  He provides ongoing negotiation advice to fire and paramedic departments on staffing, deployment, benefit issues, accommodation, mandatory retirement, presumptive disability legislation, negotiations and interest arbitrations.  He has also represented numerous municipalities in private sector corporations in Coroner’s Inquests and Judicial Inquiries into fatalities.  John also works with employers in the healthcare, manufacturing, waste disposal, forestry, nuclear, property assessment and call centre sectors.  John is the past Chairman of the Board of Elders of his local church.  He is an avid downhill skier and enjoys fixing things at his cottage.
 
Practice Areas
Employment Law Human Rights Labour Relations Litigation Occupational Health
 
Industries
Energy & Utilities Government Ministries & Agencies (Federal and Provincial) Healthcare Manufacturing Municipalities & Municipal Agencies Transportation & Warehousing
 
Education
Queen’s University, LL.B.
University of Toronto, B.Sc. (Hons.)
 
 
Michael J. Kennedy, Partner, Hicks Morley
Michael Kennedy is a labour and employment lawyer in Hicks Morley’s Toronto office. Michael is counsel to a wide variety of broader public sector employers, such as universities and municipalities, and large private sector employers.
 
Michael’s practice regularly takes him across the province. He is chair of the firm’s University practice group and is the former chair of the Municipal practice group.
 
Michael appears as counsel in labour and employment disputes involving the courts, arbitration, the Ontario Labour Relations Board, and the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario.  Michael also has extensive experience in providing strategic bargaining advice and has unique experience as counsel in over 60 interest disputes.
 
Practice Areas
Employment Law Human Rights Labour Relations
 
Industries
Government Ministries & Agencies (Federal and Provincial) Hospitality & Gaming Municipalities & Municipal Agencies Universities
 
Education
University of Western Ontario, LL.B.
Queen’s University, B.A. (Hons.)

 
 
Don't forget to tweet #LRS2022
The official hashtag of OAFC Hicks Morley Labour Relations Seminar!
 

Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs Hicks Morley 2022 Labour Relations Seminar January 19 & 20, 2022 - Marriott Downtown at CF Toronto Eaton Centre 

Hotel Accommodations

Marriott Downtown at CF Toronto Eaton Centre
525 Bay St, Toronto, ON M5G 2L2
Phone: (416) 597-9200


Hotel Overview

Discover modern style and award-winning service at Marriott Downtown at CF Toronto Eaton Centre. Located in downtown Toronto, Canada, our hotel places you in the heart of the city, near shopping, dining and entertainment. Make yourself at home in our spacious guest rooms and suites with plush bedding, comfortable seating areas and deluxe amenities. Stay fit here in Toronto in our 24-hour fitness centre. Take a dip in our rooftop indoor pool. Join us for delicious dining on international cuisine at Trios Bistro. If you are in Toronto, Canada, to host a meeting or special event, you'll be thrilled with our modern, flexible venues, complemented by superb catering services. Our modern hotel is within an easy walk of the CN Tower, the Rogers Centre, the University of Toronto, Ryerson University and shopping at CF Toronto Eaton Centre. Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport is less than two miles away. Make plans to experience the city in memorable fashion at our hotel in downtown Toronto, Canada.

For more information on the Marriott Downtown at CF Toronto Eaton Centre please visit: 

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2022 Accommodation Information 

The OAFC has negotiated the following special hotel rate for the 2022 Labour Relations Seminar. 
 
1 KING BED or ONE BEDROOM SUITE:  Rate per night:  Coming Soon.
 
Make yourself at home in one of the 461 air-conditioned rooms featuring Smart televisions. Cable programming provides entertainment and wired and wireless Internet access is available for a surcharge. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature designer toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include phones, as well as safes and desks.
 
Check In:  3:00pm
Check Out: 12:00pm
 
Parking:
On-site parking, fee: Coming Soon
Valet parking, fee: Coming Soon
Garage height clearance 2 meters 1 cm or 6 feet 7 inches 
 
Reservations - Coming Soon.
 
Don't forget to tweet #LRS2022
 
The official hashtag of OAFC Hicks Morley Labour Relations Seminar!

 

Labour Relations 101 Workshop:

January 18, 2022, Marriott, Downtown Toronto

 

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.
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
Break
3:15pm
Labour Relations 101 Workshop
4:30pm (approx.)
Workshop Ends
The Labour Relations 101 Workshop registration fee is coming soon.  If you are planning on attending the Labour Relations Seminar, AND are planning on booking hotel accommodations, our all-inclusive package will save you time and money versus booking these options a-la-carte, and is available on our registration options page.
 
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 #LRS2022
The official hashtag of OAFC Hicks Morley Labour Relations Seminar!

 

Labour Relations 201 Workshop:

January 18, 2022, Marriott, Downtown Toronto

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
Break
3:15pm
Labour Relations 201 - Mock Arbitration
4:30pm (approx.)
Workshop Ends
The Labour Relations 201 Workshop registration fee is coming soon.  If you are planning on attending the Labour Relations Seminar, AND are planning on booking hotel accommodations, our all-inclusive package will save you time and money versus booking these options a-la-carte, and is available on our registration options page.
 
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 #LRS2022
The official hashtag of OAFC Hicks Morley Labour Relations Seminar!

Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs Hicks Morley 2022 Labour Relations Seminar January 19 & 20, 2022 - Marriott Downtown at CF Toronto Eaton Centre 

Contact Us

For questions regarding the event,  please contact Kris Newton, Events & Trade Show Manager by email at kris.newton@oafc.on.ca 
 

We look forward to welcoming you to LRS 2022!

 
Don't forget to tweet #LRS2022
The official hashtag of OAFC Hicks Morley Labour Relations Seminar!