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.

Key Objectives

  • 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.

Current Members

Alberta Health Services

Alectra Utilities

Algonquin College of Applied Arts and Technology

BC Hydro

Bell Canada

Boeing Canada Operations Ltd.

Bower Consulting Services Inc.

Canada Post Corporation

Canada Revenue Agency

Canadian Blood Services

Cenovus Energy Inc.

Enbridge Gas Inc.

GE Canada

Greater Toronto Airports Authority


Loblaw Companies Limited

McGill University

Metro Vancouver


NB Power

NOVA Chemicals Corporation

Pratt & Whitney Canada

Purolator Inc.

Seaspan ULC

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

Advisory Board



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.

Members Only

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If you’re not a member and would like to become one, please contact us.

Member Activity: Next Meetings

Current Issues

April 26-27, 2023  •  Vancouver BC

Past Meetings

February 2023

2023 Outlook

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

Current Labour Realities

June 15-16, 2022

Samar Zafar, International DEI, Mental Health, Social Justice Expert & Award-Winning Author

Derrick Hynes, President & CEO, FETCO

Ted Mallet, Director, Economic Forecasting, The Conference Board of Canada

Current Labour and Workplace Realities

February 23-24, 2022

David Mitchell, Partner, Transformation Business, Mercer

Greg Conner, Vice-President, People and Culture

Todd Weisberg, Partner, Shields, O’Donnell, MacKillop LLP

Toyin Akin-Johnson, Principal, Transformation Business, Mercer

Laura MacDonald, Director, Talent, Volunteers & Labour Relations

Relevant Research for Members

Become a Member

Access a wealth of knowledge and networking with labour relations leaders. Join LRC.