Cynthia Lazar

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Cynthia Lazar

Cynthia Lazar Associate

  • University of Manitoba (B.A., with distinction, 1990; LL.B., 1994)
  • Association of Workplace Investigators - Certificate Holder

Cynthia (Cindy) has been practicing in all areas of Labour and Employment Law since her call to the Bar in 1995. Her practice also includes human rights, privacy, defamation, and accessibility. Cynthia has the designation of AWI-CH (Association of Workplace Investigators Certification Holder) and brings extensive experience in conducting workplace investigations.

Cynthia has built strong, long-lasting relationships with her clients and enjoys working with them to navigate their day-to-day employee related concerns, union relations, and collective bargaining. Cynthia taught the Labour and Employment Relations course at the Asper School of Business for nine semesters and enjoyed working with human resource professionals in the making. She is also a very accomplished speaker in the areas of collective bargaining, basic employment law, workplace investigations, human rights, and accessibility. She is a regular contributor to the Globe and Mail’s Nine to Five column.

Since 2008, Cynthia has been a member of the Winnipeg Board of Jewish Education and is a Past President of the National Council of Jewish Women of Canada, Winnipeg Section. She is the Honorary Solicitor of the Rady Jewish Community Centre.

Memberships and Professional Designations

  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Manitoba Bar Association
  • Canadian Association of Counsel to Employers
  • Association of Workplace Investigators
  • Human Resource Management Association of Manitoba
  • Taylor McCaffrey is the exclusive Manitoba member of the Employment Law Alliance, the world’s largest and leading management side network of labour and employment lawyers with selected members literally worldwide
  • Canadian Association of Counsel to Employers (CACE) – the leading management-side labour and employment lawyers organization in Canada


  • Winnipeg Board of Jewish Education, Board of Directors (2015-present)
  • Communications Committee of the Canadian Bar Association’s National Pension and Benefits Law Section (2014-2018)
  • Manitoba Bar Association Women Lawyers’ Forum, Section Executive, Member-at-Large (2013–2018)
  • National Council of Jewish Women of Canada, Winnipeg Section, Board (2008-present), Past President
  • Canadian Association of University Solicitors, National Conference Planning Committee, Member (2015)
  • Jewish Federation of Winnipeg, Board (1994-2001)
  • League for Human Rights of B’Nai Brith Canada, Midwest Region, (1997-2001)
  • Canadian Friends of The Hebrew University (New Leadership Division, Winnipeg Chapter), Executive (1996-2001), Co-Chair (1997-1999)


  • Taught Labour and Employment Relations course at the University of Manitoba, Asper School of Business for nine semesters (2003-2007)
  • Led numerous lectures on labour and employment related topics for industry and human resource organizations including Manitoba Bar Association, Labour Law Online (Centre for Labour Management Development), Lorman Education Services, Legal Administrators of Winnipeg, University of Winnipeg (Menno Simons College), Winnipeg Executives Association, Yellowquill College, and the Canadian Association of Family Enterprise
  • Lectures at seminars and in-house training for clients and other groups on human resource issues including employment standards, discipline and dismissal, reasonable accommodation, privacy, alternative dispute resolution, policy implementation and drug and alcohol dependence
  • Accessibility, Workplace harassment, disability management, respectful workplace, human rights


  • Cynthia Lazar was recently selected by her peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers™ in Canada 2024 in the field of Labour and Employment Law (since 2024)

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