Ms. Barbara Mittleman is a part-time member of the CIRB, serving as an employer representative.
Prior to her CIRB appointment, Ms. Mittleman held the positions of Legal Counsel, and subsequently, Director Employee Relations & Chief Privacy Officer at Canadian Pacific (CP), where she played a key role in employment-related policy and legislative initiatives with various organizations including FETCO (Federally Regulated Employers–Transportation and Communications), the Conference Board of Canada’s Council of Chief Privacy Officers, and the Canadian Human Rights Commission.
Prior to joining CP, she practiced in the fields of labour and employment law with the Canadian Air Line Pilots Association and the law firm of Ogilvy Renault.
She obtained her B.A. from McGill University, where she graduated with Distinction, and was awarded the Brian Dixon Award for the highest marks in the combined Civil and Common Law Program at the University of Ottawa. Ms. Mittleman has also received a Human Rights Leader Award from the Canadian Human Rights Commission, as well as a Platinum Award for Government Relations from CP.
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