Jennifer Trépanier

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Jennifer Trépanier



(416) 367-7704


(416) 367-2791


“My experience working in the education and human resource sectors enables me to provide nuanced practical solutions to challenging problems and legal issues, recognizing the multifaceted nature of the issues and ongoing relationships.”

Areas of Practice

  • Administrative Law
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
  • Civil Litigation
  • Education Law
  • Employment Law
  • Human Rights Law


Jennifer has developed considerable expertise in the areas of education law, employment law, and human resources law since her call to the Bar of Ontario in 1998.  Her expertise also includes special education, student discipline, privacy and conflict resolution.  Jennifer has advised and represented clients in French and English on a broad range of legal issues and has a unique perspective, having worked both in private practice for over 10 years and in-house at a French language school board. Having worked within a client organization, she understands her clients’ challenges and their needs and how to advise them effectively within the context of their practical, and political reality.

Publications, News & Media:

  • Published a series of books: Student Discipline: A Guide to the Safe Schools Act (2003); Student Discipline: A Guide to the Education Amendment Act, (2007), (2008); and, Student Discipline: A Guide to Bill 157 (Keeping our Kids Safe at School) (2010)
  • Numerous papers and presentations at local and national conferences
  • Client training in various areas including human resources, human rights, student discipline, and conflict resolution
  • Osgoode CPD sessions and professional qualifications training sessions


  • Called to the Ontario Bar in 1998
  • Bachelor of Laws, University of Western Ontario
  • Master of Arts in French, University of Western Ontario
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Western Ontario
  • Le Diplôme d’Études Françaises, Toulon-Var, France
    • Certificate of French Studies – Advanced Level

Professional Membership

  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Ontario Bar Association