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Twila Reid, ICD.D


Suite 1100, Cabot Place
100 New Gower St.
St. John’s, N.L.
A1C 6K3




Language(s) spoken: English

Bar Admission(s): Newfoundland and Labrador, 2003

Legal Assistant(s): Erinn House

Twila represents employers across all industries with respect to any issue in the workplace. She primarily practices in the areas of respectful workplace, harassment, investigations, arbitrations, collective bargaining, administrative law, privacy and construction litigation. The following is a list of her reported decisions:

Education & Career


ICD-Rotman, Directors Education Program, 2020
University of New Brunswick, LLB, 2002
Memorial University of Newfoundland, BA (honours), 1999


Director, Canadian Mental Health Association – NL
Committee member, HR Committee 2025 Canada Games
Member, Labour Management Arbitration Committee 2023 – present
Past Chair, Board of Directors, Newfoundland and Labrador Employers’ Council
Director, Newfoundland and Labrador Employers’ Council, 2014 – present
Member, Judicial Advisory Committee: Newfoundland and Labrador, 2017 – 2022
Lecturer, Bar Admission Course, October 2018 – present
Director, Board of Directors, Canadian Bar Association, 2017 – 2019
Member, Working Group on Cannabis Regulations, Canadian Bar Association, 2017 – 2018
Member, Minister of Justice and Public Safety’s Committee on Violence Against Women and Girls, 2017 – present
Director, School Lunch Association, Inc., 2014 – 2017
Director, Newfoundland and Labrador Sexual Assault Crisis and Prevention Centre, 2015 – 2017
Member, Section Executive, CBA National Administrative Law Section, 2014 – present
Chair, Section Executive, CBA National Administrative Law Section, 2016 – 2017
Vice Chair, Section Executive, CBA National Administrative Law Section, 2015 – 2016
Treasurer, Section Executive, CBA National Administrative Law Section, 2015
Member, Labour & Employment Section, NL Branch CBA
Member, Canadian Association of Counsel to Employers (CACE)
Member, Human Resource Professionals of NL (HRPNL)
Member, Canadian Association of University Solicitors (CAUS)
Past Chair, Administrative Law Section, NL Branch CBA 2013 – 2015
Past Director, St. John’s Status of Women Council, 2002 – 2011


Fellow, College of Labor and Employment Lawyers
Chambers and Partners Canada 2023, 2024 Employment & Labour – Atlantic Canada, Band 2 lawyer

Thought Leadership



Presenter, “Life with COVID: Getting Employees to Work Differently”

September 15, 2022

Presenter, “Managing the New Normal – An Update of Covid Considerations in the Workplace”, NLEC 2022 Case Law Review

June 16, 2022

Co-presenter, Canadian Bar Association webinar, Mandatory Vaccinations: Calling the Shots

November 23, 2021

Co-presenter, “Mandatory vaccinations: Calling the shots”, Stewart McKelvey Labour and Employment webinar

September 02, 2021

OH&S Legislation Amendments Regarding Harassment, NLEC Case Law Review, June 2019

Update on Harassment, Stewart McKelvey Newfoundland and Labrador Client Seminar, May 2019

Presenter, Harassment and Respectful Workplace: Lessons Learned from #MeToo and TIME’S UP, CBA, November 2018

Presenter, Lessons Learned from #MeToo at the Workplace, NL Employers’ Council Case Law Update, June 2018

Presenter, Harassment and Respectful Workplace: Lessons Learned from #MeToo, Liberal Party of Newfoundland and Labrador Convention, June 2018

Presenter, Interpretation of Policies, Stewart McKelvey Insurance Day, September 2017

Presenter, CBA Solutions Series, Working with Support Staff: Appreciating your Employees While Getting Results, September 2017

Presenter, Stewart McKelvey Client Seminar, Host Liability, May 2017

Presenter, NL Employers’ Council Case Law Review, 9 Trends in Human Rights, May 2017

Presenter, Stewart McKelvey Legal Issues Affecting Universities, February 2017

Panelist, MNL, Municipal Convention, Respectful Workplace, October 2016

Presenter, Lancaster House audio conference, Stopping Sexual Harassers Cold, June 2016

Presenter, Video Surveillance in the Workplace, June 2016

Presenter, Lancaster House conference, Fulfilling the Duty to Accommodate, May 2016

Presenter, NLEC Case Law Review, May 2016

Presenter, Women in Leadership conference, Encouraging Creative Thinking, April 2016

Presenter, CBA Newfoundland and Labrador branch, Workplace Investigations, February 2016

Panel moderator, CBA Administrative Law, Labour and Employment Conference, Plenary #1: Moving from the sounds of silence to the eye of the tiger, November 2015

Conference Co-Chair, CBA Administrative Law, Labour and Employment Conference, Sex, Drugs and the Charter of Rights, November 2015

Presenter, Lancaster House advanced skills training workshop, Balancing Attendance Management, Accommodation and Return to Work, September 2015

Presenter, Lancaster House workshop, Investigating and Responding to Bullying and Harassment: Moving from a culture of fear to a culture of respect, May 2015

Presenter, NLEC Case Law Review, May 2015

Presenter, Stewart McKelvey Let’s Do Business Seminar, October 2014

Presenter, Stewart McKelvey Labour and Employment Client Day (NL), October 2014

Presenter, St. John’s Board of Trade Workshop, Find and Create Great Employees, September 2014

Presenter, Insight Information’s Atlantic Canada Construction Labour & Employment Relations Forum, June 2014

Presenter, NLEC Case Law Review, May 2014

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