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

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).

Ms. Shainblum practices in the areas of charity and not for profit law, health law, privacy law and lobbyist registration. 


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


B.A., McGill University
LL.B. Osgoode Hall Law School
LLM. Health Law from Dalhousie Law School, Health Law Institute


Ontario Bar, 1988



Esther Shainblum

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