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A Deep Dive Into Issues Related to Workplace Investigations


POSTPONED FROM September 11, 2019, NEW DATE TBD - HALIFAX, 9:00AM – 12:00PM

We are pleased to offer our members in Atlantic Canada this session on workplace investigations with speakers Sonia Regenbogen and Tara Erskine, QC.  

General counsel, and the human resources professionals within their organizations, are spending an increasing amount of time guiding the conduct of formal and informal investigations of workplace complaints. This is in part a response to the increasing requirements of human rights and occupational health and safety legislation as well as internal workplace policies. The complaints that require investigation may relate to complaints of workplace harassment and discrimination, issues related to just cause misconduct, violations of workplace policies, or other difficult issues. 

In light of this area of increasing responsibility, in our experience, General Counsel are welcoming the opportunity to continue to improve their skills and experience in order to be better prepared for the rigors of guiding workplace investigations and managing the litigation that flows from the investigation of workplace complaints.

Lunch will be provided by WGCC at the Bicycle Thief following the event. Space is limited, so please RSVP as soon as possible.

We hope to see you there!


September 11, 2019 | 9:00AM-12:00PM


Mathews, Dinsdale & Clark LLP
1801 Hollis Street, 14th Floor

Halifax, Nova Scotia

To view the Agenda, Speaker Bios, and to RSVP, please see here.

Blakes Board Opportunities for Women Senior Executives and General Counsel: Aligning Your Personal Brand to Support Your Board Aspirations


OCTOBER 23, 2019 – CALGARY AND VANCOUVER, 1:30PM-5:30PM (MDT) 12:30 – 4:30 P.M. (PDT)

This fall, Blakes will be hosting their next Women on Boards event in Calgary, with a live webcast to Vancouver. This is a cornerstone program in their ongoing series dedicated to helping women senior executives leverage their business and strategic skill sets, as well as broaden and deepen their networks to better position themselves to secure opportunities on boards.

This program will include an interactive and practical session on the Introduction to the Art of Publicity Session: Becoming CEO of Me Inc., led by Mia Pearson, Co-Founder, North Strategic, where we will explore the evolution of personal brand communications and the role public relations and social media play in developing your personal brand to help support your board aspirations.


Wednesday, October 23, 2019


Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

855 – 2nd Street S.W.

Suite 3500, Bankers Hall East Tower
Calgary, Alberta

This program will also be broadcast live to the Blakes Vancouver office:

Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
595 Burrard Street 
Suite 2600, Three Bentall Centre

Vancouver, B.C.


Registration and Lunch:

1:30PM – 2:00PM (MT)

12:30 – 1 p.m. (PDT)


2:00PM – 4:30PM (MT)

1 – 3:30 p.m. (PDT)

Networking Reception:

4:30PM – 5:30PM (MT)

3:30 – 4:30 p.m. (PDT)


For more information about this event or to register, please contact Katrina Pilatos by email katrina.pilatos@blakes.com.

Women GCs on Boards: Building, Leveraging and Accessing Powerful Networks


NOVEMBER 13, 2019 - TORONTO, 1:30PM-5:30PM

We are pleased to invite you to our 4th Annual Women GCs on Boards workshop, a cornerstone program in our ongoing series dedicated to helping women GCs leverage their business and strategic skill sets and broaden and deepen their networks to better position themselves to secure opportunities on boards.

This year’s workshop will feature an interactive program on how to build and leverage your network led by Tiziana Casciaro, a professor of organizational behaviour at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management. Tiziana will present cutting-edge research on the science of networks and unpack the way in which women network, lead and are perceived as leaders. The application of these learnings in your board pursuits will be explored in the second half of our workshop in facilitated table discussions led by directors.

The program will provide practical tools on how to build and effectively leverage your network and access other networks in support of your board aspirations and leadership opportunities.

We hope you can join us for this interactive program where we will also share the results of the Blakes Board Report: Opportunities for Women General Counsel.

A detailed agenda will be available in September. We look forward to seeing you at the workshop.


Registration/Lunch: 1:30PM-2:00PM

Program: 2:00PM-4:30PM

Cocktail Reception: 4:30PM-5:30PM


Toronto Region Board of Trade

77 Adelaide Street West, 4th Floor

Toronto, Ontario


To RSVP, please email Katrina Pilatos at katrina.pilatos@blakes.com

Mandatory Continuing Education

This program contains 1 hour and 45 minutes of Professionalism content.

This organization has been approved as an Accredited Provider of Professionalism Content by the Law Society of Ontario.

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