Mediator Profile

Kathleen G. O'Neil

78 Olive Avenue
Toronto, Ontario  M6G 1V1
(416) 537-4732
(416) 537-9319 (fax)
Degrees/Designations - B.A. , 1972; LL.B., 1977 ; Admitted to the Ontario Bar, 1979; Adv. ADR Certificate, 2000
Practice Areas - Employment, Labour and Personal Injury
OMMP Roster Mediator - Toronto
Practice Description - Mediator in civil litigation and employment related disputes, including human rights matters, grievances dealing with interpretation of contracts and other labour relations issues under The Ontario Labour Relations Act, Canada Labour Code and related legislation. Active as an arbitrator in labour disputes since 1986.
Background - Roster Mediator, Ontario Mandatory Mediation Program �

On Ontario Minister of Labour�s List of Arbitrators from which ministerial appointments are made, since 1994.

Member Ontario Hepatitis C Assistance Plan Review Committee, since 1999.

On roster of Independent Third Party Reviewers under the staffing program for the Canada Customs and Revenue Agency (CCRA) - formerly Revenue Canada, since 2000.

1999 and 2001/2002 Mediator-Arbitrator for disputes concerning essential services agreements between Ontario Management Board of Cabinet and Ontario Public Service Employees Union.

1997-1998 Ontario Insurance Commission � Pre-hearing mediation and
case management, part-time.

1988-1997 Vice-Chair, Ontario Labour Relations Board, presiding over a wide range of adjudication under The Ontario Labour Relations Act, Employment Standards Act, Colleges Collective Bargaining Act and Occupational Health and Safety Act in English and French, issuing final reported decisions. Full time from 1988 to 1994, half time from 1994 to 1997.

1986-1988 Vice-Chair, Workers� Compensation Appeals Tribunal presiding over final level appeal hearings in Ontario Workers� Compensation matters, issuing final written decisions.

1984-1986 Associate with Symes, Kiteley & McIntyre, Barristers and Solicitors, Toronto. Administrative law, labour relations and employment law practice.

1982-1984 Collective bargaining staff, Federation of Women Teachers� Associations of Ontario. Negotiations with Ontario school boards, advice and teaching on legal issues to teachers and their representatives.

1979-1986 Member, Ontario Crown Employees Grievance Settlement

1979-1982 Arbitration officer/staff lawyer, Ontario Nurses� Association. Prepared and presented arbitrations and participated in mediation of a large volume of grievances under collective agreements.

1977-1978 Articling student with Sommers and Roth, Barristers, Civil Litigators � specializing in personal injury and medical malpractice.

Consensual (Union-Management) Arbitration Rosters:

Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd. and Society of Professional Engineers and Associates.

Brockville General Hospital, St. Vincent de Paul Hospital, Royal Ottawa Health Care Group, Brockville Psychiatric Hospital and OPSEU � Human Resources Adjustment Plan.

Canada Post and Canadian Union of Postal Workers

Government of Nunavut and Nunavut Federation of Teachers.

Ontario Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology and OPSEU.
Ontario Nurses� Association and seven Eastern Ontario nursing homes.

Tafelmusik and Toronto Musicians� Association.

Union of Needletrades, Industrial and Textile Employees and Toronto Dress and Sportswear Manufacturers� Guild and Toronto Cloak Manufacturers Association.
Fees - Contact the mediator for information about fees.