Gillian Tuck Kutarna

Partner | Guelph

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Portrait of Gillian Tuck Kutarna

Gillian Tuck Kutarna focuses on education law and social impact, advocating for her clients at various levels of court, at the Human Rights and other Social Justice Tribunals, and in arbitration and mediation settings. Her knowledge of school board issues, governance, employment and labour law, not-for-profit and charities law, and the public policy process inform her pragmatic approach to legal issues and her commitment to developing cost-effective resolutions while protecting her clients’ interests.

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Education lawyers author publication on internet and social media issues

Nadya Tymochenko and Gillian Tuck Kutarna, partners in our Education law industry group, have written An Educator’s Guide to Internet and Social Media Law in the Classroom, a new reference publication that reviews the legal issues and considers solutions for school boards,...

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Miller Thomson recognized in 2018 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory

In the recently released 2018 edition of the Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory, 90 Miller Thomson lawyers across 35 areas of law have been recognized for their industry-leading advisory expertise.  These rankings are the culmination of an extensive annual peer review process...

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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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Nadya Tymochenko and Gillian Tuck Kutarna present at the Canadian Association of School System Administrators (CASSA) annual conference

Nadya Tymochenko and Gillian Tuck Kutarna present at the Canadian Association of School System Administrators (CASSA) annual conference in Ottawa on Friday, July 6, providing a summary of key concepts from the new book “An Educator’s Guide to Internet and...

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Gillian Tuck Kutarna presents on CASL readiness to the Guelph-Wellington Business Enterprise Centre.

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Gillian Tuck Kutarna presents “Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation – What Does This Mean for School Boards” to Superintendents of Business and School Board Privacy and RIM Officers at the Waterloo District School Board

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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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Gillian Tuck Kutarna and Robin-Lee A. Norris speak at the Guelph Chamber of Commerce Lunch and Learn on the topic of “Not-for-Profits – Is your Organization Ready?”

Whether you are involved in a not-for-profit as a staff person or as a board member, impending new provincial and federal statutes will impact your role. It is imperative that not-for-profit organizations review their Articles and By-laws to ensure they...

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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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Gillian Tuck Kutarna presents “Top 10 Legal Pitfalls for Trustees” to the Ontario Public School Boards Association Annual Public Education Symposium.

Ontario Public School Boards Association Annual Public Education SymposiumJanuary 26 – 28, 2012Toronto Sheraton Presentation:Top 10 Legal Pitfalls for TrusteesFriday, January 27 at 1:30p.m.

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Morning Recess: An Education Industry Seminar Series

The Fall Season of Morning Recess begins September 20, with the first of three complimentary informative 45-minute webinars covering a variety of issues with respect to Social Media. Gillian Tuck Kutarna and Nadya Tymochenko will start this Fall by looking...

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Morning Recess: An Education Industry Seminar Series

Miller Thomson invites you to join us for our next complimentary Morning Recess webinar series Principals’ 201 – School Closures: Lessons from the Past and the Impact of the Moratorium on the Future. Join us for this informative 45-minute webinar for a discussion...

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Morning Recess: An Education Industry Seminar Series

Miller Thomson invites you to join our webinar in our complimentary Morning Recess series Principals’ 101: Labour – Collective Agreements. This informative 45-minute webinar will review the recent changes to the School Boards Collective Bargaining Act, and will describe some...

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Miller Thomson’s 2017 Labour Relations & Employment Law Conference

We are pleased to invite you to Miller Thomson’s complimentary Labour Relations & Employment Law Conference. Our featured speakers will provide legal and practical insights on emerging HR topics impacting the workplace. Our program has been pre-approved for 5.75 Continuing Professional Development...

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Morning Recess: An Education Industry Seminar Series

Miller Thomson invites you to join our second webinar in our complimentary Morning Recess series Principals’ 101: Special Education – Human Rights. This informative 45-minute webinar will explain the Human Rights Application process and review the legal duty to provide...

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Morning Recess: An Education Industry Seminar Series

Miller Thomson invites you to join our next webinar in our complimentary Morning Recess series Principals’ 101: Special Education – IEPs & IPRCs. This informative 45-minute webinar will address the legal issues that every principal faces with respect to meeting the...

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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 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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What’s Happening

Gillian Tuck Kutarna and Nadya Tymochenko will be presenting at this year’s Canadian Association of School System Administrators in Ottawa July 4 to 6. The Morning Recess fall webinar schedule will be available in August. Have a great summer!

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Labour and Privacy Update

Teacher’s work refusal due to violence of five-year-old student upheld by Labour Board In Toronto Elementary Catholic Teachers / Ontario English Catholic Teachers Association v. Toronto Catholic District School Board, 2017 CanLII 37597 (ON LRB), the Ontario Labour Relations Board...

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What’s Happening

Nadya Tymochenko and Gillian Tuck Kutarna will be speakers at the Canadian Association of School System Administrator’s Conference in Ottawa July 4-6. Morning Recess Webinars will be back in September.  Look for our new 2018-2019 schedule.

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Private School Teacher Termination Upheld

This past June, the Ontario Court of Appeal (the “Court of Appeal”) overturned a wrongful dismissal decision from the Ontario Superior Court of Justice. Remy Fernandes (“Fernandes”) had been teaching at Mississauga Private School (the “School”) for over ten years...

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In Camera Board Meetings May Not Always be Private

The Supreme Court of Canada recently held that what happens at in camera meetings may not stay at in camera meetings. Boards of directors may meet in camera (meaning “in chambers”, or privately) in order to discuss particularly sensitive issues,...

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In Camera Board Meetings May Not Always be Private

The Supreme Court of Canada recently held that what happens at in camera meetings may not stay at in camera meetings. Boards of directors may meet in camera (meaning “in chambers”, or privately), in order to discuss particularly sensitive issues,...

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TDSB Advisory Panel Report Highlights Structural Governance Issues for School Boards

Last March, the Minister of Education appointed the Toronto District School Board Governance Advisory Panel (“Advisory Panel”), to consult and make recommendations with respect to structural and procedural changes to the Toronto District School Board.  The Advisory Panel was constituted...

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Mandatory Requirements for Receiving Charitable Donation Tax Credit

In the recent decision of Bope v. The Queen, the Tax Court of Canada confirmed the requirements for a charitable donation tax credit, stating that entitlement to the credit depends on the donor proving, on the balance of probabilities, that:...

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The Volunteer Relationship

Many charities and not-for-profit organizations depend on the dedication and hard work of their volunteers.  Volunteer contributions can include fundraising, promotion and advocacy, governance, and service delivery.  As such activities are often integrated with day-to-day operations, and integral to an...

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Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (“CASL”) Enforcement Update

Two recent decisions by the CRTC have prompted us to include a CASL update for the education sector in this month’s newsletter. In March of this year, the CRTC fined Compu-Finder $1.1 million for three instances of sending Commercial Electronic...

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