Derwyn Hancocks, B.A., has held both management and executive positions in human resources with well-known private sector Canadian companies. He was the founding chair of the Peel Industrial Training Advisory Committee and has taught labour relations at Sheridan College.
Yosie Saint-Cyr, LL.B., was called to the Quebec bar in 1988 where she practised employment and labour law until 1999. Yosie is one of Canada’s best-known and most-respected HR authors, with an extensive background in employment and labour law across the country. She is also the HRinfodesk Managing Editor.
Christina Catenacci, B.A., LL.B., LL.M., was called to the Ontario Bar in 2002. She obtained her Professional LLM Specializing in Labour Relations and Employment Law from Osgoode Hall Law School of York University in 2013; a Bachelor of Law from the University of Windsor in 2001 and her Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from the University of Waterloo.
Benjamin A. Kranc (pronounced "Krantz"), B.A. (Hons.), LL.B., is principal of Kranc Associates, and has been practising all facets of immigration law since 1990, specializing in corporate immigration. He is a frequent lecturer and writer on immigration law issues and is certified by the Law Society of Upper Canada as a Specialist in Immigration Law. Mr. Kranc is also the president of Emigra Canada, which provides global corporate immigration services.
Scott A. McCann, is a partner of Harris & Company, Scott received a B.A. (Honours) in Criminology from Simon Fraser University in 1998. He received his law degree from the University of British Columbia in 2002. Scott advises and represents employers in all areas of labour and employment law. His practice focuses on human resources, terminations, policy development and human rights. Scott has experience appearing before arbitration boards and a variety of administrative tribunals. He has also appeared as counsel in the provincial Court, Supreme Court and Court of Appeal. He also acts for a broad spectrum of clients, including employers involved in the areas of construction, high tech, mining, manufacturing, health care, small business, accounting, food service and not for profit. As a member of the Aboriginal Employment Law Practice Group, he provides legal advice, policy development and training seminars for a number of Aboriginal employers in British Columbia and Alberta, and to self-governing First Nations in the Yukon and Territories.
Harris is the largest management-side law firm in Western Canada practising exclusively in labour, employment and other aspects of workplace law. The 36 lawyers who comprise the firm, specialize in management-union relations, employment problem prevention and wrongful dismissal litigation, education law, human rights law, privacy law, workers' compensation issues, health law, school law, labour and employment law, aboriginal employment law, and business immigration law, pension, trust and benefits law, shareholder disputes, director liability, disciplinary proceedings, and fiduciary duty litigation. We provide service to clients of all sizes in the public and private sector. Our clients range from Fortune 500 companies with multiple locations to independent local businesses.