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Jackie VanDerMeulen Toronto Lawyer

Jackie VanDerMeulen

Partner Fasken
Managing the modern workplace requires more than just legal knowledge; it requires innovative, practical and strategic advice to ensure success.
Jurisdiction Ontario, 2010
Language(s) English, French
Office(s) Toronto


Jackie VanDerMeulen practices all aspects of labour, employment and human rights law. She is a skilled advocate who regularly represents employers in labour arbitrations, interest arbitrations, federal and provincial labour board matters, human rights proceedings, employment litigation and applications for judicial review.

Jackie is recognized by Lexpert in the category of Workplace Human Rights and by Chambers as “Up and Coming” in Employment & Labour Law in Ontario.

Jackie works with employers across a variety of sectors to address complex labour issues, including: 

  • Regularly representing hospital, telecommunications, education and transportation sector employers in labour arbitration and board proceedings
  • Representing Canada Post in an 18-month long interest arbitration with its largest union
  • Appearing in various judicial review proceedings before the Federal Court, the Ontario Divisional Court and the B.C. Supreme Court

Jackie also provides employers with strategic advice, including on labour negotiations, corporate transactions, accessibility, workplace policies and law reform.

Jackie has a particular expertise in pay equity, employment equity and other aspects of equitable pay. Her technical knowledge of the pay equity process, including job evaluations and compensation comparison, together with her advocacy experience and knowledge of labour relations, have positioned Jackie to work with dozens of Canada’s largest employers on their pay equity strategies.

Jackie distinguished herself while studying at both McGill University and the University of Toronto and was awarded the prize for the highest standing in undergraduate economics. Jackie is a dedicated mentor for students in the LAWS program, which aims to support, guide and motivate high school students who face challenges in engaging successfully with school and accessing post secondary education.


Client Work

Date Client

Career & Education


  • JD University of Toronto
  • BA (Honours), Economics and International Development, with Great Distinction McGill University

Community involvement

  • Mentor, Junior Achievement (2010 - 2011)
  • Mentor, Law Action Within Schools (2015 - Present)
  • University of Toronto, Faculty of Law Student Mentor (2011 – Present)

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • The Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM)


Fasken Institute



Speaking Engagements

Presenter Federal Pay Equity: Succeeding Together Korn Ferry
Presenter Federal Sector Legislative Update Federally Regulated Employers - Transportation and Communications (FETCO)
Speaker Module 5: Restructuring Unionized Environments/The Law of Industrial Conflict The Osgoode Certificate in Labour Law

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