About Paula Knopf

As an arbitrator and mediator, Paula Knopf has been active in labour relations and dispute resolution in the private and public sectors since 1980.

She is a Past President of the Ontario Labour Management Arbitrators Association. She has been active in the National Academy of Arbitrators, serving as Vice President and being on the Board of Governors, as well as being a past Chair of the Committee on Professional Responsibility and Grievances and a member of the Research and Education Foundation.

Arbitrator and mediator Paula Knopf in her office.

In 1996 she was appointed by the Federal Minister of Labour to act as one of the three members of the Task Force recommending changes to Part One of the Canada Labour Code.

She has been the Director of the Ontario Ministry of Labour’s Arbitrator Development Program.

She served as Chair of the Education and Colleges Relations Commissions from 1991 - 1997.

She has served as a part-time Vice-Chair of the Ontario Labour Relations Board and the Grievance Settlement Board of Ontario.

She is named as a roster arbitrator in several collective agreements. She has been an adjunct professor at Osgoode Hall Law School, who has taught Labour Arbitration and supervised several Masters theses.

In 2023, she received the Bora Laskin Award for her outstanding contribution to Canadian labour law.