Mtre. Joanne Brodeur has worked in the health and social services network for more than 25 years. Nurse, lawyer in labour arbitration and medical liability, mediator, investigator, manager and human resource director, she has been called upon to act in many complex files involving important issues vital to the organizations.

She has handled a lengthy list of issues involving psychological and sexual harassment in the workplace. She has acted in a multitude of investigations involving claims of abuse and exploitation of vulnerable health and social services clientele. She has also been asked to intervene in conflicts involving workplace teams, between individuals of different levels in organizations as well as conflicts involving clients, patients and families.

Mtre. Brodeur teaches at McGill University as a course lecturer for aboriginal communities. Delivering the lectures either on site or through video-conferencing, Mtre. Brodeur teaches principles of conflict management, employer obligations and employee rights in psychological and sexual harassment matters, the investigation process as well as ethics and legal issues.

Mtre. Brodeur is also a member of the Sport Dispute Resolution Centre of Canada (SDRCC) roster of investigators for complaints involving sexual allegations.

Mtre. Brodeur is an ambassador of well-being in the workplace, constantly searching for best practices in order to ensure a healthy workplace environment and workplaces free from all forms of harassment. Her specialty: addressing conflict in a proactive manner, thinking ahead towards prevention and resolving potential altercations using alternative dispute methods. She has also acted as the employer’s lawyer in labour relations and investigator in several areas of activity.

She holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.Sc.N.) and a Bachelor of Civil Law (B.C.L.), having completed her bar studies at the University of Sherbrooke, and obtained a Masters in Law and Health Politics (LLM) and training in alternative dispute resolution (civil and commercial mediation).