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The collection of everything has been compiled and the investigator writes the report as in Part 1. Depending on how this report maybe used it can be quite informal or highly detailed. In almost every case, the words should be well expressed. Particularly if the report is to be used in a formal proceeding. It must meet proper standards of analysis and explanation.  Learn from Canadian legal experts who will supply a checklist for you to use.

Once the report is prepared, the client must decide how to use it. Depending whether or not it is priviledged or publicized, the manner of preparation may vary. Consequently early in the investigation process the end point must be planned so proper preparation occurs.

Included is a Checklist.

ABOUT THE SPEAKERS:


     Jennifer Wootton, B.Comm. LL.B. has more than 25 years of experience in the workplace human rights law field.  She recently launched Optimal Resolution Method (www.optimalresolution.com) a program that teaches managers and human resources professionals how to effectively and respectfully handle workplace harassment complaints internally.

Jennifer’s law practice focuses on the proactive and compassionate resolution of internal workplace complaints through investigations, assessments, training and policy development.  Jennifer is a pioneer in the field of workplace harassment investigations and has investigated thousands of workplace harassment, bullying and violence allegations as an external investigator since 2000. She is regularly retained by public, private and not-for-profit employers to conduct workplace investigations of every level of complexity.  She has extensive experience in both unionized and non-unionized workplaces, and employers of all sizes also call on her to advise on their internally conducted investigations. 


    JAYNE PARKER along with her partner Kathi McBride-Anderson founded Insight HR Solutions in 2002, a company specializing in human resource consulting.  Jayne has extensive experience investigating complaints of harrassment and discrimination; mediation, facilitation and conflict resolution; designing and facilitating respectful workplace, workplace violence prevention and other human resource-related training.

Jayne has over 20 years experience working in the public sector in both unionized and non-unionized environments, private sector and not-for-profit workplaces   She is also a contract investigator for the Canadian Human Rights Commission.


      
Ross Dunsmore has pretty much done everything a labour lawyer can do!  Generally, he helps employers get it right the first time, with preparation and strategy. He strongly believes that The Best Defense is a Good Offence. Over his career, he has been a leading advocate for municipalities across Ontario in their bargaining, particularly with fire fighters.

Ross has worked with many employers on proper procedures to avoid third party intervention. His practice encompasses analysis and resolution of work place disputes; from grievances and human rights complaints to wrongful dismissals. His focus is economical strategies to avoid expensive disputes.  Creative approaches to problems are a hallmark of his advice. 

Ross obtained his Honours B.A. from McGill University in 1970 and his LL.B. from Queen's University in 1973. He joined Hicks Morley as their first law student in 1973 and was admitted to the bar in 1975. Throughout his distinguished career, Ross has practiced exclusively management labour relations law and is well-known in that field. He developed specialties in change management, reorganization, amalgamations and contracting out issues. 

In 2006, Ross Dunsmore opened his own law practice, Dunsmore Law.  He continues to be a sought after lecturer across Ontario on Human Resource subjects like:

  • Master Bargaining  
  • Police/Fire Compensation
  • Attendance Management Cost Control
  • Being Responsible!
  • What Small Employers Need to Know
  • Managing in a Union Environment

In 2013, he joined Paul Wearing in a partnership that brings together almost 100 years of management experience among the 5 lawyers involved.

Ross Dunsmore is counsel to the ACFE-GTA (Association of Certified Fraud Examiners - GTA) and
CPIO (Council of Professional Investigators of Ontario

Dorian Dwyer, Chief Investigator-Business Advisor at Gecko
Investigations & Consulting
 

           A specialist with over 17 years in investigation, case management, and training in the area of economic crime, health fraud, corruption, insurance, internal, regulatory, and corporate investigations. A dedicated professional with over 34 years of investigative and managerial experience in law enforcement and public sector investigations. An energetic, competent, and reliable person known for integrity and sound ethical decision-making skills who fosters excellent stakeholder relations. A person who leads by example with integrity and is passionate about contributing to an employer or client’s goals and objectives.

President & CEO - Association of Certified Fraud Examiners - Greater Toronto Area Chapter
Senior Investigator - Workplace Safety & Insurance Board (WSIB)
Detective Staff Sergeant | Unit Commander - Ontario Provincial Police-Retired (Sep 2016)

As a Senior Investigator/Provincial Offences Officer with the Workplace Safety & Insurance Board of Ontario (WSIB) Dorian investigated allegations of wrongdoing against the WSIB and filed charges where appropriate for violations under the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act.

Prior to joining the WSIB, he was a Police Officer with the Ontario Provincial Police for thirty-one years and was a member of the Anti-Rackets Branch for 14 years. He joined the OPP in 1985 and worked as a uniform officer in a variety of capacities and locations for 17 years before his transfer to Anti-Rackets Branch in 2003. There he investigated economic crime and corruption cases and in 2008 joined the Health Fraud Investigations Unit. In 2014 he became the Commander of that Unit.

During his tenure in Anti-Rackets Branch he has investigated and/or case managed many major economic crime offences, corruption cases, and health fraud cases (including provincial offences) involving millions of dollars in losses.

Dorian graduated from the Law and Security program at Conestoga College in 1984 and in 2011 completed his BSc Criminal Justice, Economic Crime Investigation, with Syracuse University. In 2011 he became a Certified Fraud Examiner with the ACFE and joined the Board of Directors - Greater Toronto Area (GTA) Chapter in 2014. He was elected to the role of President in October 2019.
 


KWAME ADDO, presently as Ryerson University as Ombudsperson,  has spent the last years successfully conducting and managing administrative investigations, through his work at Ombudsman Toronto and before that, at Ombudsman Ontario. 

One of the original members of the Ombudsman Toronto team, Kwame has held the position of Director, Investigations & Conflict Resolution since the office opened in April 2009.  As Director, he managed a team of seven, responsible for receiving and resolving complaints about City administration, and for conducting Enquiries and Investigations.



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