Accommodation Update (live or video) (Saskatoon)

Your Presenters

Susan Barber, K.C.
Employer Counsel
McDougall Gauley
Marcus Davies
Barrister, Solicitor and Mediator
Marcus Davies Law
Jana Linner, K.C.
Employer Counsel
MLT Aikins
Sam Schonhoffer
Union Counsel
Gerrand Rath Johnson


Accommodation Update (live or video)

A One-day Seminar on New Developments in the Duty to Accommodate for Union and Employer Representatives

May 24, 2023
TCU Place

Attend Accommodation Update and stay on top of the latest legal breakthroughs in the duty to accommodate and their impact on unionized workplaces in Canada.

Can't attend the live program?

If you can’t make the live show, order the video/binder package that includes a video-on-demand of the full conference proceedings plus the virtual binder in PDF format.


Registration: 8:00 AM
Seminar 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Lunch break 12:00 – 1:15 PM

MORNING SESSION (8:30 to 12:00)
Marcus Davies and Jana Linner

The Year's Top Accommodation Cases

A review of important new accommodation cases from across Canada that offer valuable takeaways for unions and employers handling accommodation cases

AFTERNOON SESSION (1:15 to 4:30)
Sue Barber and Sam Schonhoffer

Update on Accommodating Family Status

New cases on the test for family status, reasonable vs. perfect accommodation, need vs. preference and the impact of cost and safety.

Update on Accommodating Mental Disabilities

New cases on terminations related to mental disabilities, requests for mental health information and return-to-work protocols following a mental health leave.

Update on Accommodating Substance Addiction 

New cases on approaches to substance-related misconduct, evidence required to establish a connection, the impact of safety and the limits on accommodating substance dependency.

Update on Accommodation Remedies

New cases on remedies for the failure to accommodate including monetary damages, reinstatement with conditions, human rights training, public apologies and remedies for breaching the procedural duty to accommodate.


Susan Barber, K.C. – Employer Counsel, McDougall Gauley
Marcus Davies – Barrister, Solicitor and Mediator, Marcus Davies Law
Jana Linner, K.C. – Employer Counsel, MLT Aikins 
Sam Schonhoffer – Union Counsel, Gerrand Rath Johnson


Individual: $595 (plus $29.75 GST = $624.75) 
Group (3+ each): $575 (plus $28.75 GST = $603.75) 
Super Group (7+ each): $545 (plus $27.25 GST = $572.25) 
Mega Group (20+ each): $495 (plus $24.75 = $519.75)

To qualify for group rates, individuals must be from the same organization, or union local, AND register together at the same time.  Individuals registering separately will not qualify for group rates.

Registration for the live conference includes the one-day seminar, the seminar binder in PDF format,  continental breakfast and refreshments. Accommodations and other meals are not included.

Registration for the video/binder package includes the conference binder in PDF format and a video of the conference proceedings with 30-day password access. 

CANCELLATIONS must be in writing and received by May 17 in order to qualify for a refund.  Cancellations after May 17 will not qualify for a refund.  

SUBSTITUTIONS may be made at any time.