Council of Labour Relations Executives
Labour Relations is a niche and contentious area.
You work to strengthen your union-management climate, manage negotiations, and navigate emerging labour relations trends.
Are you looking for peers to discuss your strategies?
Managing labour relations presents unique challenges. But whether your interest is in collective bargaining, union–employer relations, or tracking movements in Canada’s labour landscape, the Council of Labour Relations Executives (LRC) is your gateway to leading-edge research, networking, and insights.
Transform your union–management approach. Forge lasting relations with peers in the labour relations space. Join the LRC today.
Who Should Join?
Senior executives who are responsible for their organization’s labour relations strategy and programs.
All LRC members operate on the employer side, which allows them to share successes and challenges in an open and candid environment. Members represent a wide variety of industries and sectors, both private and public.
- Discuss major themes influencing collective bargaining in Canada—today and in the future
- Establish a network of labour relations professionals from across the country to discuss concerns impacting bargaining and labour trends
- Deliver member-driven sessions with Canada’s leading labour relations employers, unions, legal professionals, thought leaders, and academics
Benefits of Membership
|Connect with your peers in a confidential environment to exchange ideas, challenges, and labour relations strategies from an employer perspective.||Stay current. Access our annual Labour Relations Outlook and stay up to date on top negotiating issues, insights on top priorities, and the collective bargaining environment in the coming year.||Add your voice to our roundtable discussions—a fixture at every meeting—to share your most important labour issues with peers from across the country.|
For more information about the Council of Labour Relations Executives or to arrange for a guest invitation to attend one of our meetings, please contact our team.
From 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET; after hours, please send an e-mail.
Alberta Health Services
Algonquin College of Applied Arts and Technology
Bower Consulting Services Inc.
Canada Post Corporation
Canada Revenue Agency
Canadian Blood Services
Cenovus Energy Inc.
Enbridge Gas Inc.
Greater Toronto Airports Authority
Health Employers Association of British Columbia
Loblaw Companies Limited
NOVA Chemicals Corporation
SMS Equipment Inc.
TELUS Communications Inc.
The Ledcor Group of Companies
The St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation
The University of British Columbia
University of Ottawa
University of Saskatchewan
University of Toronto
University of Waterloo
VIA Rail Canada Inc.
YMCA-YWCA of the National Capital Region
Alan K. Bower (Chair)
President and Chief Executive Officer, Bower Consulting Services Inc.
Employee Relations Manager, BC Hydro
Manager, Human Resources, ExxonMobil Canada, Imperial
The Conference Board of Canada do an amazing job through the Council of Labour Relations of both building a network of peers from across various industries, and providing them with forums and agendas on relevant, timely and critical matters that all labour relations executives face. The Conference Board of Canada nurture an environment which is collaborative, with open-sharing of information, and high caliber guest speakers in a setting which is both professional and enjoyable.
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Member Activity: Next Meetings
Bargaining Outlook for 2024
October 18-19, 2023 • Toronto ON
Current Issues in Labour Relations
April 26-27, 2023 • Vancouver BC
Brandin O’Connor, Partner, Shields O’Donnell MacKillop LLP
Cheryl Yingst Bartel, Arbitration, Mediation & Adjudication
Scott Shaw, Senior Director, Employee Relations and Wellness, Seaspan
Jason Foster, Associate Professor, Human Resources and Labour Relations, Athabasca University
Trevor Hughes, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Labour (BC)
October 12-13, 2022
Lisa Duggan, Senior Manager of Organizational Development & Volunteer Resources, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
Liz Marcil, Senior Research Associate, The Conference Board of Canada
Pedro Antunes, Chief Economist, The Conference Board of Canada