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David Jewitt is an Arbitrator and Mediator with extensive experience in Labour Relations and Human Rights litigation 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.

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

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.


Employment History

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

Adjudication Training

  • 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 

Panel Arbitrator

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.  

Mr Jewitt offers his services online, in-person or in a hybrid format depending on the needs of the parties. 



Available Dates

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