Nadya Tymochenko

Partner | Toronto

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Nadya Tymochenko is a leader in education law at Miller Thomson, serving publicly funded school boards, private schools, and private colleges. Nadya is focused exclusively on serving her education clients. She brings industry expertise and experience to a wide breadth of legal matters, ensuring that they are resolved comprehensively, efficiently, and effectively.

Nadya advises on governance issues faced by her clients including public and Catholic school boards, as well as private, not-for-profit corporations providing or facilitating education. Nadya provides advice on human rights with respect to employees, students, and the complex area of intersecting and conflicting rights. She also advises on labour and employment matters, and acts for her clients in grievance arbitrations and matters before the Ontario Labour Relations Board. Nadya helps her education clients to address administrative law matters such as student discipline, special education, health and safety, and privacy, both informally and before tribunals.  

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OBA Education Law Executive elections.

Nadya Tymochenko and Gillian Tuck Kutarna have been elected to the OBA Education Law Executive

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Miller Thomson is pleased to welcome Nadya Tymochenko as partner in its Toronto office.

Nadya will work to further develop the firm’s education law practice. Miller Thomson has a long history of representing school boards and Nadya will be instrumental in expanding the firm’s presence in this sector. 

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Nadya Tymochenko presents “Do BC’s Class Do BC’s Class Composition Requirements Discriminate on the Basis of Disability?” at the Canadian Association for the Practical Study of Law in Education’s annual conference

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Nadya Tymochenko speaks at the Municipal Information Systems Association of Canada on social media in Barrie on April 24.

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Nadya Tymochenko will be speaking to Administrators from Simcoe County District School Board regarding Social Media and Other Legal Issues on March 23, 2015 in Barrie.

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Gillian Tuck Kutarna and Nadya Tymochenko participate in a panel discussion on “Managing Cyber-Bullying and Social Media in our Education System”

PROGRAM CHAIR Gillian Tuck Kutarna, Associate, Miller Thomson LLP SPEAKERS Nadya Tymochenko, Partner, Miller Thomson LLP Suzette Clark, Director, Educational Services Department, Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation Scott Moreash, Associate Director, Instructional Support Services, Peel District School Board Areas of...

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Social Media in Our Schools

Nadya Tymochenko will speak at the OBA’s program “Social Media in Our Schools” in Toronto. Gillian Tuck Kutarna be chairing.

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Nadya Tymochenko will be speaking at the Ontario Principals’ Council and Thames Valley District School Board’s Principal’s Conference on “Current Legal Issues in Education”.

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Nadya Tymochenko and Gillian Tuck Kutarna are presenting on the topic of Internet and Social Media in Classrooms at the Canadian Association for the Practical Study of Law in Education’s Annual Conference.

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Gillian Tuck Kutarna, Nadya Tymochenko and Sylvain Rouleau present at the Canadian Association for the Practical Study of Law in Education.

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Nadya Tymochenko speaks at the Ontario Public School Boards’ Association Labour and Employment Symposium on Occupational Health and Safety issues.

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Nadya Tymochenko presents at the Ontario Council of Administrators of Special Education Conference regarding Transition Planning for Students.

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Morning Recess: An Education Industry Seminar Series

Miller Thomson invites you to join our third webinar in our complimentary Morning Recess series Principals’ 101: Student Discipline – Suspensions & Expulsions. This informative 45-minute webinar will address the legal issues that every principal faces with respect to suspension...

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Morning Recess: An Education Industry Seminar Series

Miller Thomson hosts our second webinar in our complimentary Morning Recess series Principals’ 101: Student Discipline – Investigations. This informative 45-minute webinar addresses the legal issues that every principal faces with respect to conducting simple and complex investigations that might...

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Morning Recess: An Education Industry Seminar Series

Miller Thomson introduces the first webinar in our complimentary Morning Recess series Principals’ 101: Custody and Access. This informative 45-minute webinar addresses the legal issues that every principal faces with respect to custody, access and guardianship. We explain various legal...

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Morning Recess: An Education Industry Seminar Series

Miller Thomson presents two complimentary presentations of Morning Recess, “Environmental Health and Safety Risks: Acquiring and Disposing of Property” & “Managing School Board Facilities” on June 16, 2016 and June 23, 2016. These two informative 45-minute webinars, address important environmental issues that can impact...

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Morning Recess: An Education Industry Seminar Series

Miller Thomson offers a complimentary presentation of Morning Recess, entitled “Year End School Board Labour & Employment Update”, an informative 45-minute webinar, addressing the labour and employment matters of significance this school year. We review the significant labour and employment...

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Morning Recess: An Education Industry Seminar Series

Miller Thomson hosts a complimentary presentation of Morning Recess, called “Year End School Board Labour & Employment Update”, an informative 45-minute webinar, addressing the labour and employment matters of significance this school year. We review the significant labour, employment and human rights...

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Morning Recess: An Education Industry Seminar Series

Miller Thomson hosts a complimentary presentation of Morning Recess, entitled “Official Mark Protection for School Boards – The Better Way to Trademark”, an informative 45-minute webinar, addressing the benefits of seeking to register school board trademarks as Official Marks. We review...

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Morning Recess: An Education Industry Seminar Series

Miller Thomson hosts the second session of its Morning Recess complimentary webinar focused on School Foundations, entitled “Common Pitfalls in Receiving Charitable Gifts”. This webinar is a 45-minute session addressing the challenges faced by charitable foundations supporting schools and school...

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Morning Recess: An Education Industry Seminar Series

Miller Thomson hosts a complimentary presentation of Morning Recess, entitled “Off Duty Conduct in a Social Media Savvy World”, an informative 45-minute webinar, addressing the challenges of responding to the off-duty conduct of employees, including when their behaviour is made public using...

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Morning Recess: An Education Industry Seminar Series

Miller Thomson hosts a complimentary presentation of Morning Recess, entitled “Protecting Personal Privacy in an Era of Social Media”, an informative 45-minute webinar, addressing the duties and responsibilities of school boards with respect to the personal privacy of students and what...

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Protecting Students Act, Bill 37

On November 15, 2016, Bill 37, the Protecting Students Act (“Act”), passed third reading in the Ontario legislature. The purpose of the legislation is to improve the investigation and disciplinary processes of the Ontario College of Teachers (“OCT”) to reduce...

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Grievance Regarding Staffing Upheld

In Ottawa-Carleton District School Board v. Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation, a policy grievance commenced by the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (“OSSTF”) was allowed by Arbitrator Russell Goodfellow on the basis that the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board (the “Board”)...

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Bender: No Discrimination Based on Sex or Family Status

Employers whose workforce accrue seniority based on days actually worked will want to take note of a recent employment decision by the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario (“HRTO”) which considered allegations of discrimination based on sex (including pregnancy) and family...

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Updates to the Integrated Accessibility Standards of the AODA

On July 1, 2016, important updates were introduced to Ontario Regulation 191/11, Integrated Accessibility Standards (the “Regulation”), pursuant to the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (the “AODA”). Service Animals Changes that impact school boards include an expanded definition...

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Collective Bargaining Rights Affirmed: Putting Students First Act is Ruled Unconstitutional

On April 20, 2016, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice declared the Putting Students First Act, 2012 (the “PSFA”) unconstitutional.  In OPSEU v. Ontario,[1] the Court held that the Ontario government infringed upon the right to freedom of association guaranteed...

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“Official Mark” Protection for School Boards

School boards in Ontario are facing new pressures as a result of declining enrolment and decreases in funding, competition for students from private speciality schools and scrutiny by much more informed and sophisticated local communities.  In response to these pressures,...

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Education Foundations – Directors’ Personal Liability

School boards and private schools often choose to establish a separate corporation for the purposes of fundraising, and register the corporation as a charity.  Foundations can generate many benefits for a school or school board and the community they serve,...

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Covert Surveillance Admissible Despite Procedural Errors Following Policy

In a recent grievance arbitration decision between the Ottawa-Carlton District School Board (the “Board”) and the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation District 25 Plant Support Staff (“OSSTF”), a preliminary issue regarding the admissibility of covert surveillance records was adjudicated by...

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Oversight of the Education Sector by the Ombudsman’s Office

We reported in December 2014 that new powers were coming to the Ombudsman that would permit the Office of the Ombudsman to investigate and make recommendations regarding complaints with respect to school boards. This new authority began on September 1,...

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BPSAA Changes In Force January 1, 2016 – Business Plan Publication and Compliance Attestations

Effective January 1, 2016 the Broader Public Sector Accountability Act, 2010 (the “BPSAA”) will be amended to include new sections around the publication of business plans and compliance attestations by designated broader public sector organizations. The amendments will allow the...

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