ADR Chambers: Panel Members

Ellen Fry, LL.B., M.B.A.

Ellen is a mediator and arbitrator with ADR Chambers. She has extensive experience as a tribunal adjudicator and as the director of in-house legal departments. She has made numerous presentations on tribunal adjudication and advocacy at conferences and educational programs and to international delegations. She has also been involved in projects to re-engineer adjudication processes and to design legislation and regulations and alternatives to traditional regulation.

Ellen brings over 30 years of experience in dealing with major issues involving commercial and trade law, procurement, customs regulation, environmental law, business and environmental regulation, information and privacy law, administrative law and public law.

Ellen was a Member of the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT), an independent federal quasi-judicial tribunal, from 2001 to 2010. At the CITT she presided over numerous cases involving business, trade and economic issues. These included inquiries into complaints about major federal government procurements, anti-dumping cases, customs appeals and economic inquiries for the Minister of Finance. She has dealt with issues under NAFTA, the WTO agreements, the Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT), the Special Import Measures Act, the Customs Act and the Customs Tariff. She has adjudicated numerous cases involving the business operations of manufacturing companies, including the steel industry.

Prior to her appointment to the CITT, Ellen held the positions of Director of Legal Services at Industry Canada and Environment Canada, Senior Counsel at Transport Canada and Counsel at the Department of Regional Industrial Expansion. Her major commercial files included the construction of Terminal 3 at Pearson Airport, the financial restructuring of Canadian Airlines and financing for the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Ellen also has experience in private law practice.

Ellen has been a member of the Ontario Bar since 1979 and has an LLB from the University of Ottawa and MBA from Queen's University.

Availability Calendar

1. While every effort is being made to keep the calendar up to date, ADR Chambers cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information on the calendar. Please call (416) 362-8555 to confirm availability and book the panel member.

2. Please call (416) 362-8555 if the date you need is marked as unavailable to determine whether you can be accommodated by the panel member.

Booking Information

Home City:

Ottawa, Ontario

Ellen Fry is willing to travel


Private Appeal
Expedited Arbitration
Fairness Monitoring



   Public Policy
   Construction, Engineering and Infrastructure

To book Ellen Fry
416 250 5050