David Jewitt is an arbitrator and mediator with extensive experience in Labour Relations and Human Rights litigation and mediation in the public and private sector.

When he was in private practice, Mr. Jewitt  litigated exclusively in the labour and human rights field presenting cases before labour tribunals and at all levels of the courts up to the Supreme Court of Canada.  He  was regularly named by his peers as a leading labour lawyer in the  Lexpert legal directory. 

In 2018 David left the private practice of law and began working full-time as a mediator and arbitrator.

Mr Jewitt is a part-time member with the Federal Public Sector Labour Relations and Employment Board and a part-time adjudicator with the Yukon Public Service Labour Relations Board and the Yukon Teachers Labour Relations Board.

He is also a member of the Ontario Labour Management Arbitrators Association, (OLMAA) the Canadian Council of Administrative Tribunals (CCAT), the ADR Institute of Canada (ADRIC),  and the Law Society of Ontario.




 Effective and Efficient 

In labour relations,  “win-win” resolutions are based on three fundamental principles – (i)  impartial investigation (ii) expert mediation and (iii) efficient adjudication of differences founded on respect for the rule of law.

Each sector of employment has its own unique labour relations environment.  

In his professional career,  David has worked in the following unionized and non-unionized sectors of employment:  Municipal, Health, ICI Construction, Entertainment, Public Transportation, Retail, University and College sectors,  Federal and Provincial Public Service,  National Coast Guard, Air Traffic Control and RCMP.     

As  former practitioner, David knows  how important it is to be efficient and cost-effective in arbitration, mediation and workplace investigations.








1 (613) 797-3283 David@JewittArbitration.com



Partner at JewittMcluckie & Associates , Ottawa  1998 – 2018

Partner at Raven,Jewitt & Allen, Ottawa 1992 – 1997

Partner at Nelligan/Power, Ottawa, 1980 – 1991


LLB., University of Ottawa Law School , Ottawa, Cum Laude 1975 – 1978

Bachelor of Arts, Lakehead University , Thunder Bay  1972- 1975

  • 5 Day Intensive Interactive Adjudication Course, Canadian Council of Administrative Tribunals January 2020
  • Certificate – Effective Decision Writing for Adjudicators, Society of Ontario Arbitrators and Regulators and Osgoode Law School April 2020
  • Conducting Workplace Investigations – Harassment and other Workplace Wrongdoing – 2 day Interactive Workshop presented by APTUS   October 2018
  • Canadian Council of Administrative Tribunals Update – Judicial Review; Online Hearings; Ethics and Adjudication June 2020
  • ADR Institute of Canada WEBINAR – Gaining Proficiency and Understanding ODR using Zoom April 8, 2020
  • Ontario Labour Management Arbitrators Association  – Member 
  • ADR Institute of Canada and ADR Institute of Ontario – Member
  • Canadian Council of Administrative Tribunals – Member 
  • Nav-Can and Professional Institute of Pubic Service Employees Collective Agreement expiring 2023 

Online Dispute Resolution 

The social distancing requirements mandated by the Covid-19 pandemic have  by necessity ushered in a whole new era of mediation and adjudication online.  ODR is a branch of dispute resolution which uses technology to facilitate the resolution of disputes between parties.    The experience so far is that the technology works and it works well.  Some form of online dispute resolution is undoubtedly here to stay.  

Parties considering this option should be prepared for a little more pre-hearing communication time with the Adjudicator to ensure familiarity with the protocols for this type of proceeding.  With proper preparation, ODR can provide a cost effective and viable alternative to in person proceedings. 





Available Dates

Please contact Mr. Jewitt directly  to verify availability, book a date or have tentative dates placed on hold.