Substance use issues in Labour and Employment (Recording) 

Nov. 9, 2021

CBA Labour and Employment Law Online Symposium

Substance use issues in Labour and Employment

Presented by the CBA Labour and Employment Law Section

CBA members: $75
CBA Young Lawyer Members (<5 years): $65
CBA Student members: $25
Non-members: $165
Government: $105
Plus applicable taxes

Group rates available. Please contact

This is the 3rd webinar in the CBA Labour and Employment Law Online Symposium. Registrants will receive an on-demand recording following each webcast. You can purchase the full online symposium at a package rate.

This session will be presented in English and French with simultaneous translation available. Presentation materials will be displayed in the language as submitted by the speakers.

Tuesday, November 9, 2021 | 2:45 PM - 5:30 PM ET

2:45 pm - 4:15 pm Substance use issues in Labour and Employment

Mental health and substance use issues often manifest into addiction for many Canadians. The impact on individuals, families and communities is complex, as is the impact in the workplace and on the employment relationship. Our panel will present from both the employer and the employee/union perspectives, with the aid and expertise of Recovery Systems Leader, Jessica Cooksey, and will address the workplace components of substance use disorder, addiction and recovery through engaging dialogue with participants. Participants will learn about actionable practice and evidence-based approaches for employees, employers and unions to acknowledge, respond to and support ongoing addiction recovery in the workplace.

This webinar will address:

  • What is an addiction?
  • What is the duty to inquire?
  • Employer, employee and union obligations and roles
  • Key risks and pitfalls


Ronni A. Nordal, Q.C., Nordal Law Office
Malcolm D. Boyle, Q.C., McInnes Cooper
Jessica Cooksey, Last Door Recovery Society

Chris Deehy, Lapointe Rosenstein Marchand Melançon, S.E.N.C.R.L

4:15 pm - 4:25 pm Closing Remarks

Valerie Dixon, Section Chair

4:25 pm – 4:30 pm Break

4:30 pm – 5:30 pm Mix & Mingle Social Networking Event

Join us for an hour of fun, meet the Executive and our essay contest winner during the mix and mingle! This networking program is free, but exclusive to registrants in any portion of the CBA Labour and Employment Law Online Symposium. Registration for this social event will be made available within each webinar’s access email.

Adrian Ishak, Member-at-Large

Presentation of the Labour and Employment Law Section Student Essay Contest
Award Recipient (2021): Paniz Khosroshahy, Graduate of the University of Toronto Faculty of Law 
Award Recipient (2020): Sara Tatelman, Graduate of the University of Toronto Faculty of Law


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