Joy Noonan, LL. B., LL. M.(ADR), C. Med.

Joy is an accomplished lawyer who shifted her practice in 2007 to that of full time neutral work.

She has received the designation of Chartered Mediator (C. Med) from the ADR Institute of Canada and is available to mediate and/or arbitrate most civil and commercial matters with a specialty in labour/human rights/employment law matters. She is frequently sought out to conduct workplace investigations and has now performed over 300 of those processes. A long-time mindfulness practitioner, Joy is also a popular choice for conflict coaching and mindfulness coaching/training – and is a senior trainer and facilitator with the internationally renowned Potential Project (; the international gold standard in corporate based mindfulness training.

Joy earned her law degree at Dalhousie University (now the Schulich School of Law) in 1989, and was called to the Ontario Bar in 1991. Before shifting her work to that of a full-time neutral, Joy was a partner in a large national law firm, initially in Toronto and then in Ottawa co-anchoring a new office for that same firm starting in 1999. After leaving private practice and while co-leading APTUS with Roger, Joy earned her Masters of Law (LL.M) from Osgoode Hall Law School in 2011, specializing in Alternative Dispute Resolution and temporarily joined the University of Ottawa Law school’s ranks as a part-time professor for a term in 2012 to teach an advanced seminar class on Human Rights.

While currently taking a breather from Board work, Joy has served on a number of Boards of Directors and is currently enjoying being among the Ambassadors for the ‘Women for Mental Health Program’ with the Royal Ottawa Foundation for Mental Health.

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