Michael Sherrard, Chair


Michael Sherrard, Chair, is Managing Partner of Sherrard Kuzz LLP, an employment and labour law firm. He is one of Canada’s leading employment and labour lawyers, recognized by Chambers Global®, Who’s Who Legal® (Global Elite Thought Leader & Most Highly Regarded), Legal 500®, Best Lawyers® and Lexpert®. He is former Chair of the National Labour and Employment Law Section of the Canadian Bar Association, and the Labour and Employment Law Section of the Ontario Bar Association.

Acclaimed for his broad range of expertise, strategic excellence, and ability to identify and broker agreement in the most difficult of circumstances, Michael is the recipient of several awards including the Construction Institute of Canada’s Chancellor’s Award of Excellence and University of New Brunswick Alumni Award of Distinction. He is dedicated to his community, serving as Director on Skills Ontario’s Board, Secretary Treasurer of Support Ontario Youth, and former Chair of the Yves Landry Foundation which advances technological education and skills training for Canada’s manufacturing and business sectors. In October 2020, the Government of Ontario appointed Michael as Chair of the Skilled Trades Panel.

Michael is bilingual and graduated from the University of New Brunswick with a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Education.