Alison McEwen

YEAR OF CALL: 2012 (Ontario), 2015 (Nunavut)

2010 J.D., University of British Columbia

2007 B.A., University of Calgary


  • Law Society of Ontario
  • Canadian Association of Labour Lawyers
  • County of Carleton Law Association

Alison McEwen practices in the areas of Labour Law, Employment Law, and Litigation. She represents unions across Canada, with a focus on Ottawa and Eastern Ontario.

Alison does work for individual clients and union clients, with experience at the Supreme Court of Canada, Federal Court and Court of Appeal, the Ontario Superior Court, as well as at the Ontario Labour Relations Board, arbitration, mediation, and the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal. Her areas of practice include education, health sector, municipal, retail and service, transportation, and public service labour relations. Alison also has experience negotiating collective agreements and has advised unions in numerous other collective bargaining problems.

Alison is also active in education, including teaching Employment Law in the common law section of the University of Ottawa law school. Alison is also involved with the Women’s Legal Mentorship Program at the University of Ottawa.

Alison received her J.D. from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. During law school, she was a clinician and then later a clinic head at the Law Students’ Legal Advice, completed a term as the coordinator of the Pro Bono Students Canada program at UBC and was heavily involved in the UBC Law Careers Committee.

Prior to being called to the Ontario bar, Alison spent 2010-2011 as a judicial law clerk with the judges of the East Region of the Superior Court of Justice.

In representing her clients, Alison feels strongly about ensuring those with less power have a voice and are properly represented. She endeavors to develop a good relationship with her clients, in order to understand what is important to them and aims for solutions that work best for her client.

Outside of the office, Alison’s major interest is equestrian events, specifically hunters and show jumping. She rides several times a week and is still active on the provincial competition circuit.

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