Esther Shainblum   B.A., LL.B., LL.M., CRM

Esther Shainblum
Ottawa Office
Tel: (613) 235-4774 x302
Fax: (613) 235-9838
Email: eshainblum@carters.ca
Toll Free: (866) 388-9596
 
Orangeville Office
Tel: (519) 942-0001
Fax: (519) 942-0300 

Esther Shainblum practices at Carters Professional Corporation in the areas of charity and not for profit law, privacy law and health law. From 2005 to 2017 Ms. Shainblum  was General Counsel and Chief Privacy Officer for Victorian Order of Nurses for Canada, a national, not-for-profit, charitable home and community care organization.  In that capacity Ms. Shainblum provided support to the board, management and staff in a variety of areas including governance, risk management, privacy and access to information, compliance and corporate/commercial matters.   Before joining VON Canada, Ms. Shainblum was Senior Policy Advisor to the Ontario Minister of Health, advising the Minister on a wide range of portfolios, including hospitals, long term care and health care professions.  Earlier in her career, Ms. Shainblum practiced health law and corporate/commercial law at McMillan Binch and spent a number of years working in policy development at Queen’s Park.

Ms. Shainblum obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from McGill University, her law degree from Osgoode Hall Law School and her Master of Laws, Health Law from Dalhousie Law School, Health Law Institute.  She also holds the Canadian Risk Management Designation (CRM).

PRACTICE AREAS:

Charity and Not-for-Profit Law, Privacy Law and Health Law. 

EDUCATION:

B.A., McGill University
LL.B. Osgoode Hall Law School
LLM. Health Law from Dalhousie Law School, Health Law Institute
CRM. Sprott School of Business, Carleton University.

CALLED TO THE BAR:

Ontario Bar, 1988

Publications
FEDERAL BUDGET 2021: Impact on Charities and Not-for-Profits
By Terrance S. Carter, Theresa L.M. Man, Ryan M. Prendergast, Esther Shainblum, Luis R. Chacin, and Sean S. Carter. Charity & NFP Law Bulletin No. 492, April 17, 2021.
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Digital Charter Implementation Act, 2020
By Esther Shainblum and Luis R. Chacin. Charity & NFP Law Bulletin No. 481, November 26, 2020.
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Stage 2 of Reopening Ontario: An Overview for Charities and Not-For-Profits
By Luis R. Chacin, Barry W. Kwasniewski and Esther Shainblum, Business Law Bulletin No. 5, June 30, 2020.
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Stage 2 of Reopening Ontario: An Overview for Charities and Not-For-Profits
By Terrance S. Carter, Barry W. Kwasniewski and Esther Shainblum, Charity & NFP Law Bulletin No. 474, June 25, 2020.
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Privacy and Data Security in Response to COVID-19
By Esther Shainblum, Charity & NFP Law Bulletin No. 468, March 24, 2020.
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Speaking Engagements
Critical Privacy and Security Risks in a Virtual World
Presented by Esther Shainblum at The 2021 Charity & NFP Law Seminar.
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Navigating Privacy Breaches for Charities and NFPs
Presented by Esther Shainblum on Wednesday June 3, 2020 for Carters Spring 2020 - Charity & NFP Webinar Series
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Critical Privacy Update for Charities and NFPs
Presented by Esther Shainblum on Wednesday June 12, 2019 for the Spring 2019 - Carters Charity & NFP Webinar Series
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Healthcare Philanthropy: Check-Up 2019
was co-hosted by Carters and Fasken in Toronto, on Wednesday, May 22, 2019, in Toronto.
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Privacy Issues Affecting Charities
Presented by Esther Shainblum on February 5, 2019 at the OBA Institute hosted by the Ontario Bar Association Charity & Not-For-Profit Law Section.
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