Heather Power

Heather is an Associate Lawyer at MacDonald & Associates, an employment law firm specializing in Canadian employment law for both employers and employees.

Heather has diverse litigation experience in a broad range of employment and human rights matters.

Heather’s experience includes litigating matters in the Ontario Superior Court, Divisional Court and Court of Appeal.

Heather has a passion for crafting unique and novel litigation strategies, and is a fervent advocate for her clients in every step of the litigation process.

Prior to commencing her legal career, Heather worked in senior Ontario government ministries, assisting in the development of new legislation. She has unique insight into the legislative process, and has been able to use this knowledge in advising her clients.

Heather has provided advice and representation to clients on a broad range of issues, including employment standards, occupational health and safety, human rights and disability accommodation, privacy and workplace safety and insurance.

Employment legislation is constantly evolving, and Heather has her finger on the pulse of the latest developments in employment law.

Prior to joining MacDonald & Associates, Heather worked with two other top-rated labour and employment firms in Toronto. She was called to the Ontario Bar in 2015.

Heather obtained an Honours B.A. in Political Science from the University of Windsor and a Master’s of Public Administration from Queen’s University,

While in law school, Heather served as a peer tutor and volunteered as a team leader with the Queen’s Chapter of Pro Bono Students Canada, where she provided legal services pertaining to the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act to local organizations.

In her spare time, Heather enjoys spending time with her family and friends, cooking and travelling.

 

Professional Affiliations:

  • Law Society of Upper Canada
  • Advocates Society
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Ontario Bar Association

Education:

  • Honours Bachelor of Arts, University of Windsor, 2006
  • Master of Public Administration, Queen’s University, 2007
  • Juris Doctor, Queen’s University, 2014

Publications:

  • Managing Discipline and Disability: A New Approach for Ontario?”, Ontario Bar Association, February 2017