Ms. Ginette Brazeau was appointed as Chairperson of the Canada Industrial
Relations Board (CIRB) on December 28, 2014. Prior to her appointment as Chairperson of the CIRB, Ms. Brazeau held the position of Executive Director and General Counsel of the CIRB since September 2012 and was first appointed as Executive Director and Senior Registrar of the CIRB in April 2008. In these capacities, Ms. Brazeau had delegated responsibilities for the administration of the Board and was responsible for case management, legal services and the regional operations of the Board.
Prior to joining the Board, Ms. Brazeau was the Senior Director of Strategic Policy and Legislative Reform with the Labour Program of the Department of Employment and Social Development and also worked at the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service as Director of Legislation, Research and Policy. In these capacities, she was responsible for advising senior management and the Minister of Labour on labour and employment programs or legislative initiatives and on the administration of the Canada Labour Code. She started her career in the Public Service with Industry Canada serving in different positions related to corporate law policy and strategic planning. Ms. Brazeau serves on the executive boards of the Association of Labor Relations Agencies and the Council of Canadian Administrative Tribunals. She is a member of the Law Society of Ontario and holds a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Social Sciences from the University of Ottawa.