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Employee Relations

Non-Academic Employee Relations
In addition to having carriage of the negotiation and administration of the collective agreements pertaining to non-academic employees, the Non-Academic Employee Relations Unit also provides training and support to managerial staff on issues and concerns relating to employment legislation and performance management.

Non-Academic Collective Agreements
All collective agreements are available online for download via Labour Relations. Hard copies could be obtained by contacting the Employee Relations Office.


Shirley Davidson-Ashfield

Interim Director

Shirley Davidson-Ashfield

Senior Advisor

Kathryn Aim

Senior Advisor

Samara Barak (currently on leave)

Senior Advisor

Alexandra Provenzano

Administrative Assistant

Location and Hours

8 The Chimneystack Rd
North York, ON M3J 3K1

Monday to Friday
8:30AM - 4:30PM

Summer Hours (June 1 - Labour Day ):
Monday – Thursday
8:30 AM -4:30 PM
Friday – 8:30 AM -3:30 PM

The current client assignments for the Senior Labour Relations Advisors (Employee Relations), effective June 01, 2023 are as follows:

Client Group-Faculty Senior Advisor
Ancillary Services Kathryn Aim
DCS & Finance/BAM/Audit Kathryn
Division of Advancement Samara Barak
Division of Research & Innovation Kathryn
Facilities Services Kathryn
Faculty of AMPDSamara
Faculty of Education Shirley Davidson-Ashfield
Faculty of EUC Samara
Faculty of Graduate Studies Samara
Faculty of Health Kathryn
Faculty of LA&PS Shirley
Faculty of Science Shirley
Lassonde Samara
Libraries Shirley
Markham Campus Kathryn
Office of VPA&PSamara
Osgoode Hall Law School Samara
School of Continuing Studies Shirley
Schulich Shirley
VP Students Shirley