• Admitted to the Bar, 2006, Manitoba.


  • University of Manitoba (LL.B., 2005).
  • University of Winnipeg (B.A., 2002, Gold Medal, Justice and Law Enforcement).


Shereese’s area of practice is labour and employment, specializing in human rights, privacy and employment advice in commercial transactions.  Experienced in all facets of labour and employment law, she is well able to assist clients in any aspect of employment and labour-related matters.  Shereese has also developed knowledge and expertise with respect to the new Anti-Spam (CASL) legislation as well as The Accessibility for Manitobans Act and related regulations.  Shereese speaks frequently at conferences and provides in-house training for clients related to privacy, CASL and human rights matters among other things.



  • Canadian Bar Association.
  • Manitoba Bar Association.
  • Canadian Association of Counsel for Employers, member of Human Rights and Privacy subcommittees.
  • Employment Law Alliance.


  • Manitoba Association for Rights and Liberties, Board Member (2007-2011).
  • Chair of Charter Rights and Legislative Review Committee (2007-2011).
  • Laurel Centre, Board Member (2007-2009).
  • Member at Large for the Administrative Law Section (2012-Present).
  • Sunnyside Child Care Centre Inc., Board Member (2016-Present).


  • Winnipeg Group Insurance Symposium  (2013).
  • MBA Mid-Winter Meeting, Adminstrative Law session (2013).
  • Loman Employment Standards Code Session (2012, 2013 and 2014).
  • MBA Corporate Counsel presentation, Accessibility legislation (2012).
  • CACE Conference, Human Rights panel (2012, 2014).
  • LEAF annual Youth Conference on Anti-Harassment Laws (2012).
  • Asper School of Business, Instructor on Labour and Employment Relations (2008-2011).
  • Canadian Legal Education Association, Instructor on Employment Law (2006-2010).
  • Ft. Garry Women’s Resource Centre, Lecturer on Employment Law (2010).
  • From Knowledge to Action, A community forum on the housing crisis facing low income people with mental health issues living in Winnipeg (2008).
  • Canadian Professional Accountants Conference regarding CASL and Privacy Legislation (2014).
  • AgDays (2016) - Engaging Workers in Agriculture.


  • Author, “Manitoba and Saskatchewan Human Rights Update”, CACE 2012.
  • Co-author, “Challenges in the Zoning Regime”, Canadian Legal Education Association, Employment Law.
  • Co-author, “Status of Farm Income Stabilization Programs in Bankruptcy”, National Creditor Debtor Review, v. 21(3), September 2006.


  • Manitoba Bar Association Pro Bono Award (2009 and 2014).
  • Montague Israel Prize (2006).

Articles by Shereese Qually

#MeToo and #IWill: How to promote a respectful workplace

It all started with Harvey Weinstein. This, of course, isn’t accurate in that allegations of sexual harassment against powerful figures certainly predate the October claims against the media mogul. In the weeks and months following, however, we have seen a…

Don’t Forget the Consents!

July 1st marks the one year mark since CASL was implemented. If you have not already done so it’s time to audit your CEM practices and implement appropriate procedures and policies to conform with this new regulatory scheme.

2014 CACE (MB) Human Rights Update

Manitoba Shereese Qually (Taylor McCaffrey LLP) LEGISLATION / RULES (a)        Human rights statute In Manitoba, The Human Rights Code,[1] (the “Code”) is the statute governing human rights. An electronic version of the legislation is available at: Discrimination in the…

2014 CACE Human Rights Update for Manitoba and Saskatchewan

Human Rights Update For Manitoba And Saskatchewan by Shereese R. Qually and Elizabeth Mitchell, Taylor McCaffrey LLP Introduction This paper reviews recent developments in human rights legislation and jurisprudence in Manitoba and Saskatchewan.  Of note, it appears that both provinces…

2010 CACE Conference – No Non-Compete? No Problem? –

NO NON-COMPETE? NO PROBLEM? by Sharon Cartmill-Lane and Shereese Qually , Taylor McCaffrey LLP Introduction Indeed it is a challenge, perhaps an art, to draft a restrictive covenant which provides a company with adequate protection while at the same time…

The $1.1 Million Dollar Unsubscribe Button

The CRTC has issued its first penalty for a CASL violation in the staggering amount of $1.1 million dollars against the Quebec Company Compu-Finder.  It is the first of such penalties since CASL was enacted on July 1, 2014.  Compu-Finder’s…

Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation – is your business compliant?

Does your business use electronic marketing? Canada’s new anti-spam legislation (“CASL”) comes into force on July 1, 2014.  CASL will greatly affect how businesses in Canada use electronic marketing (including e-mails, text messages and social media messages). CASL will be…