Gillian Howe

Tel: 416 777 5424 Fax: 1 888-683-6543


Gillian is an associate in our Employment & Labour Group. Her practice focuses on providing counsel to clients in unionized and non-unionized workplaces with respect to issues and litigation involving the Ontario Human Rights Code, Canadian Human Rights Act, Ontario Labour Relations Act, 1995, Employment Standards Act, 2000, Canada Labour Code, Occupational Health and Safety Act, and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005.

Prior to joining Torkin Manes, Gillian summered and articled at a boutique labour and employment firm. During law school, Gillian was the Chair of the Western Advocacy Committee and worked as an Associate Caseworker for the Western Business Law Clinic. Gillian was the winner of the BLG/Cavalluzzo Labour and Employment Law Moot and a member of Western’s external team for the Niagara International Moot Court Competition.


  • Ontario Bar Association
  • Canadian Bar Association


  • J.D., University of Western Ontario, 2014
  • B.MOS in Management and Organizational Studies, Specialization in Human Resources, University of Western Ontario, 2011
  • Bohuslav Kymlicka Gold Medal 2011


  • Called to the Ontario Bar, 2015