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Janna Young


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University of Toronto, Juris Doctor, 2014

University of Winnipeg, Criminal Justice (with Honours), 2010

Bar admission: Ontario 2015 and Alberta 2017
Aerospace, Agribusiness, food and beverage, Franchises, dealerships and distributorships, Construction, Financial services, Government and not for profit, Life sciences, Oil and gas, Power, Real estate, Renewables and energy transition, Start-up and early-stage companies, Technology
Practice areas:
Occupational health and safety, Employment litigation, Employment and labour, Litigation and dispute resolution


Janna's focus is on:

  • Advising employees and employers on hiring, employment standards, termination and wrongful dismissal, restrictive covenants, employee fiduciary duties, human rights obligations and privacy law
  • Advising employers regarding termination and layoff strategy
  • Drafting employment agreements, independent consultant contracts, executive compensation agreements and personnel policies
  • Commencing and defending employment related litigation and human rights complaints

Professional involvement

Janna is a member of the Publications Committee at BD&P.

Professional associations

  • Member, Law Society of Alberta
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, Calgary Bar Association



Recent honours and recognition

Recognized by Best Lawyers in Canada as Ones to Watch in Labour and Employment Law (2023)

BD&P Employment & Labour Group named 2023 Reader's Choice in the Employment & Labour Law – Full Service Firm category by Canadian HR Reporter