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Bonnea Channe

T: 416.408.5559
E: bchanne@filion.on.ca

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T: 647.797.4452
F: 416.408.4814
E: lfrankcom@filion.on.ca

  • Call to the Bar – Ontario, 2008
  • Queen’s University, Bachelor of Laws
  • Simon Fraser University, Bachelor of Arts

Bonnea Channe

Executive Summary

Bonnea is a partner with Filion Wakely Thorup Angeletti LLP.  She articled with the Firm in 2007 before joining the Firm as an associate in 2008. Bonnea became a partner in 2016.

Bonnea practises in all areas of labour and employment law. She regularly advises and represents employers in labour arbitrations, wrongful dismissal cases, and in matters before the Ontario Labour Relations Board, the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario and the Workplace Safety & Insurance Board.  Bonnea also advises employers on a variety of labour and employment topics, including workplace policies, collective bargaining, and employment contracts.

Bonnea has intimate knowledge and experience in advocating on behalf of employers in matters concerning the Workplace Safety & Insurance Board. Bonnea continually advises employers on workplace policies, particularly those concerning health and safety, as well as substance use.

Memberships and Professional Affiliations

  • The Law Society of Ontario
  • The Advocates' Society 
  • Canadian Association of Counsel to Employers (CACE)

Selected Publications, Presentations and Media Mentions


Ontario Workplace Safety and Insurance Act: Quick Reference, 2011-2019 editions; Toronto: Carswell, 2018 (Co-author)

“Employee Entitled to Sue for Bonus Payments Three and A Half Years After Employer Made its Decision”; Labour Notes, CCH; December 9, 2013, No. 1488 (Author)

“Unlocking Keays: The Latest Bad Faith Damages in Wrongful Dismissal Actions”; FWTA Annual Firm Seminar; June 14, 2013 (Co-author)

“Blue Mountain Decision: When Must Employers Report ‘Workplace’ Accidents Suffered by Non-Workers?”; FWTA Annual Firm Seminar; June 14, 2013 (co-Author)

“Termination and Severance Pay Owed to Employee Recalled from Layoff”; Labour Notes, CCH; September 24, 2012, No. 1459 (Author)

“Working Rules:  Employment Law Update”; The Advocates’ Society; Fall Convention 2012 (co-Author)

“Digging Into Prohibited Grounds: An Update on Workplace Accommodation”; FWTA Annual Firm Seminar; June 3, 2011 (co-Author)

“Navigating the New Human Rights Tribunal”; HRPLD; April 21, 2009 (co-Author)

“Coming Clean: An Update on Drug Testing”; FWTA Annual Firm Seminar; June 6, 2008 (co-Author)


“Dealing with Workplace Impairment:  Balancing Safety, Accommodation and Employee Rights”; Lancaster House Skills Training; June 21, 2018 (Presenter)

“Pulling Over and Testing Ourselves: Assessing Compliance with the Law on Substance Abuse in the Workplace”; FWTA In-House Seminar; May 30, 2018 (Co-presenter)

“Tackling Sick Leave and Return to Work:  Credibility, Self-Reporting, and Other Thorny Issues”; Lancaster House Audio Conference; November 2, 2017 (Presenter)

“Substance Abuse and Drug & Alcohol Testing”; FWTA In-House Seminar; May 25, 2017 (Co-presenter)

“Legal Review and Considerations:  Attendance Support Programs”; Ontario Hospital Association’s 2014 Benefits Forum; September 18, 2014 (Presenter)

“The Nature of Things: Arbitrator Clarifies Scope of Medical Information Requests”; FWTA Annual Firm Seminar; June 1, 2012 (Presenter)

Management Training Seminar; Northumberland Services for Women; March 24, 2010 (Presenter)