Academy Member Inducted 2023
Recognized to Ontario Chapter for:
Civil/Commercial Mediation; Labour Arbitration
Other ADR Services: ADR Systems Design, Facilitation, Fact Finding, Med-Arb, Mini-Trial, Neutral Evaluation
Leslie Reaume is an experienced arbitrator and mediator. She specializes in labour, civil employment and human rights disputes. Over the past 20 years, Leslie has helped parties resolve hundreds of cases involving a wide range of public and private sector organizations.
Leslie opened her dispute resolution practice in 2019 after serving twelve years as a Vice-chair of the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario. Before her appointment to the Tribunal, Leslie practised employment, human rights, administrative and Constitutional law. She also mediated discrimination and pay equity disputes involving federal public service employers, unions and employees.
Leslie is an external adjudicator with the Canada Industrial Relations Board, a part-time member of the Federal Public Sector Labour Relations and Employment Board and a part-time adjudicator with the Yukon Public Service Labour Relations Board and the Yukon Teachers Labour Relations Board. She is a member of the Ontario Labour-Management Arbitrators' Association and the Law Society of Ontario.
As a member of the Ontario Coroner's Inquest Presiding Officer Roster, Leslie presided over the Inquest into the deaths of Carol Culleton, Anastasia Kuzyk, and Nathalie Warmerdam in Pembroke, Ontario. The jury returned 86 recommendations for changing how governments and communities address intimate partner violence.
Leslie's work as an arbitrator and mediator is informed by her extensive litigation experience. She has appeared before Courts and Tribunals at every level, including significant public interest cases before the Supreme Court of Canada. Leslie has also taught courses in human rights at the University of Western Ontario and alternative dispute resolution at Queen's University.
- Arts & Fashion Sector
- Banking & Finance
- Civil Rights
- Community Associations
- Contract Disputes
- Cross Cultural
- Disability Claims
- Elder Abuse
- Energy Sector (Oil/Gas/Nuclear)
- Health Care
- Human Rights Act
- Information Technology
- Non-Profit Organizations
- Nursing Homes
- Personal Injury
- Professional Fees
- Professional Negligence
- Public Policy
- Public Utilities
- Railroad & Trucking
- Religious Institutions
- Sexual Harassment
- Workers' Compensation
- Workplace Rights
- Wrongful Death
- Wrongful Dismissal
2017 LL.M. York University (Alternative Dispute Resolution)
1995 LL.B. University of Western Ontario
1992 BA. Hons. York University
A graduate of the University of Western Ontario Law School in 1995, Leslie was called to the bar in Ontario in 1997. In 2017, she completed a Master of Laws degree in alternative dispute resolution at Osgoode Hall Law School. Her major research paper explores the restorative potential of community-based public inquiries. She has also written on developments in dispute resolution in the human rights and labour contexts.
Memberships & Affiliations
- Canadian Academy of Distinguished Neutrals
- Ontario Labour-Management Arbitrators' Association (OLMAA)
- Law Society of Ontario
CURRENT BOARD APPOINTMENTS
- Federal Public Sector Labour Relations and Employment Board
- Canada Industrial Relations Board
- Yukon Teachers' Public Service Board (March 2020, 3-year appointment)
- Yukon Public Service Labour Relations Board (November 2019, 3-year appointment)
- Ontario Coroner's Inquest Presiding Officer Roster
- Government of the Northwest Territories (Chair of Special Review Committee for Job Evaluation Appeals)
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