Emond Publishing


Publishing Experts in Education and Justice Sectors

Professor Paul Emond published the very first Emond casebook in 1978. That text, and the ones that followed, were soon adopted into classes at the University of Toronto, Osgoode Hall Law School, and other Canadian common law programs. In response, Professor Emond and his colleague Ann Montgomery founded what is now known as Emond Publishing with the goal of providing students with quality, Canadian-made resources.

Since then, we have worked to establish ourselves as one of Canada's leading independent legal publishers. As a medium-sized organization, we're able to offer the national presence and capabilities of a larger company without sacrificing the individual attention we give to each of our publications and customers. In 40 years of publishing, Emond has expanded to serve college, university, and professional markets. Our extensive catalogue includes textbooks, exam prep resources, CPD accredited video lectures, and legal handbooks that customers can rely on from backpack to briefcase.

Emond titles have received praise from various publications including The Globe and Mail, Queen's Law Journal, Canadian Law Library Review, Blue Line Magazine, and Paralegal Scope Magazine. We have also received multiple industry awards, including the 2018 Hugh Lawford Award for Excellence in Legal Publishing, the 2012 Donald Smiley Prize, and the 2011 Donner Prize.

After operating out of Toronto's Summerhill neighbourhood for many years, we relocated our head office to the Yonge and Eglinton area in 2018. This move allows us to continue developing quality publications that meet the evolving needs of Canadian students, instructors, and legal professionals. These opportunities to grow and succeed would not be possible without our readers, and we would like to sincerely thank everyone who has supported us over the years.

(site: https://www.emond.ca/about-emond.html)

TNT and Emond have partnered in creating three short videos focusing on bringing awareness to the workplace, using cannabis in the workplace and on how to conduct internal reviews if in management or supervisory position.  For more information on how you can order your copies for the workplace or arrange for group training contact: CONTACT EMOND

1 Eglinton Ave E, Suite 600, Toronto, ON M4P 3A1

416-975-3925 | 1-888-837-0815

lsutherland@emond.ca | www.emond.ca

Please see below to view our exclusive trailers for services and training we offer with Emond Publishing!

Cannabis Awareness for the Workplace

Cannabis Awareness for the Workplace delivers a comprehensive introduction to cannabis use (including recognizing it in its various forms) and an overview of the important  legislation surrounding cannabis use (the federal Cannabis Act, Ontario’s Cannabis Control Act, 2017, and the Smoke-Free Ontario Act, 2017).

This information is a good primer for any leadership role in an organization, and the introductory nature of the material will also appeal to anyone who wishes to make themselves more knowledgeable about the topic.

Cannabis Use in the Workplace

Cannabis Use in the Workplace: A Manager’s Guide to the New Legislation discusses the impact of new cannabis laws on the workplace. The presentation covers

the dangers of cannabis use and abuse in the workplace, managing employees with substance use and abuse problems, and the Ontario Human Rights Code, as well as accommodation policies and additional responsibilities that a manager should take into consideration with respect to cannabis in the workplace.

Conducting Internal Interviews

 Conducting Internal interviews: Dealing with Impaired Employees in the Workplace discusses the difficult job that managers and leaders in the workplace have when dealing with the discovery and fallout of an impaired employee. Walk through the importance of being a strong and prepared leader, how to conduct internal interviews, and how to document events in the workplace, as well as strategies to use before, during, and after the internal interview. 

Dr. Zabedia Nazim - CEO of Diversity (CPR)

Dr. Nazim has a strong research and publishing background in areas of equity, diversity, social justice, anti-racism, anti-oppression and organizational change. She has over twenty years of work and research experience in the Canadian financial services industry exploring workplace diversity policies and practices and has worked with the industry to identify systemic barriers and implement more inclusive diversity policies and practices.


In addition to teaching and research Dr. Nazim runs her own consulting business, Diversity C.P.R (Diversity Consulting, Publishing and Research), which specializes in issues of diversity, equity, anti-racism, anti-oppression and organizational change. In her capacity as a consultant she has worked on a number of projects for various private and public sector organizations, which include the Centre for Addictions and Mental Health, Across Boundaries, The Jean Tweed Centre, Correctional Services of Canada, Toronto Hostel Workers, Community Resources Consultants of Toronto, Birchmount Bluffs Neighbourhood Centre, the Canadian Council of Muslim Women, St. Stephens House, and Wilfrid Laurier University. Zabedia has worked with these organizations to design diversity, anti-racism and anti-oppression curriculum, facilitate anti-racism, anti-oppression, diversity and conflict resolution training, conduct needs assessment and program evaluation as well as helping to develop diversity policies and inclusive practices that can be streamlined with company mission statements, guiding principles and existing organizational practices and policies. 


Phil Semple PhD(c) - Diversity Expert

Philip Semple is currently completing his PhD studies at University of Toronto. He retired from the Toronto Police Service after a successful 30-year career. In 2005, Philip transitioned to the education field where he has performed a variety of roles such as Professor, Program Coordinator, Police Foundations Program, and Acting Chair of the EMPSI (Emergency and Public Safety Institute Department), at Toronto’s Centennial College. 


Philip Semple has continued along the path of a lifelong learner earning his BA at Wilfrid Laurier University (1982), his MA in Higher Education at Central Michigan University (2011), a Business Administration Diploma from Wilfrid Laurier University (1985), a joint Certificate in Advanced Police Studies from the University of Western Ontario and the Ontario Police College in (1991). 


Philip Semple grew up as a racialized youth in southern Ontario which has shaped his personal and professional experiences as a subject matter expert on racism at the micro (personal) and the (wider society) macro levels. Along his journey, he became the first black Student Council President and Valedictorian at T. A. Blakelock High School in Oakville, Ontario. As an adult, he worked in law enforcement where he gave back to the community by developing a police-youth mentoring program called the Skill Hill Blues. For over 22 years Phil Semple managed this program. The goal of the program was to bring together racially diverse youths together in a downhill, learn to ski program combined with a curriculum and learning activities. 


Phil Semple is passionate about diversity. He published his graduate thesis on “racial profiling” at Central Michigan University, in the College Quarterly, Fall 2013, Volume 16, Number 4; He also developed an interactive, experiential and culturally based classroom exercise for college students published in the Global Citizen Digest 2014, Volume 2, Issue 3, to help students better understand and address the cultural disparities and issues involved in racial profiling/implicit bias. 


Philip Semple continues to engage the community in facilitating events like the Interfaith Council Faith Seminar (2016) and as the Chair of the Pro Action Grants Committee (since 2012). Pro Action is an organization that financially supports police led, youth mentoring, programs. 


These shared activities have led Philip Semple to inexorably become part of the conversation, and solution, surrounding the problems of implicit bias and racial intolerance in our country. He continues to work in this area by completing his doctoral studies on implicit bias and how these biases unintentionally affect our relations with others. This is groundbreaking work that will be shared in early 2020. 


Philip Semple has been recognized for his work by receiving numerous awards including, the Dean’s Apple Award in 2019, the Dean’s Award for Innovation in Teaching (2013), Innovation in Scholarship (2014) and Looking Beyond (2014). He has presented at the Altogether Better Health IX Conference (2018), on Interprofessional Education and at the Collaboration Across Borders VI Conference in Banff, Alberta (2017). He also received the Queen Elizabeth Golden Jubilee Medal (2003), the Etobicoke Sunrise Rotary Club, Youth Impact Award (2002), and several other Police related awards. Soon, later this year. In October 2019, Philip Semple is presenting his views at the SIM Expo, Montreal, Canada, in October 2019. 


Shelly Ince - Community Specialist

Professor Shelly Ince is considered a mental health expert who has taught and developed courses and curriculum at Centennial College, in the Community and Justice Services Program since 2004. Her strength and passion is her teaching focus on mental health and youths at risk.  

Professor Ince is a graduate of Athabasca with a degree in Criminology and Justice Studies,  Centennial College in Correctional Worker Program Diploma. She also a Graduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, is Certified in Cessation Counseling and Health through the University of Toronto, Faculty of Medicine, is a certified trainer in Adolescent Suicide Prevention and Intervention, Anger Management, Life Skills and Addictions.

Prior to joining the teaching community, Professor Ince Worked for 14 years at Hincks-Dellcrest Children Mental Health Centre for 8 years as Program Director running an Open Custody residential home for youth boys aged 16-17 years.  All youths had been convicted of an offence, most with violent offences and had many mental health issues ranging from ADHD, Addictions, Schizophrenia, OCD, Conduct Disorder, Opposition Defiant Disorder, lack of impulse control, anger management issues. Organizationally this center was viewed as one of the most challenging areas to serve in due to the diversity of issues with the client base.    In that setting Professor spent 2 years working as Assistant House Director responsible for staff and facility. 


Centre For Security Training & Management Inc.


President Steven Ressor

(Former Deputy Chief, Toronto Police Service)

Steven Reesor completed 30 years as a member of the Toronto Police Service.  During his career he worked in numerous policing areas including Uniform Patrol, SWAT, Internal Audit and Homicide.  He was the Director of the Toronto Police Service’s Internal Audit Unit where he managed a combination of police officers and civilian accountants who conducted value for money audits, compliance audits, financial audits and operational reviews on behalf of the Chief of Police and the Police Services Board.  He spent the last nine years as a Deputy Chief of Police and while holding that rank was in charge of over 4,000 officers in Policing Operations.  Upon retiring he spent two years as the Chief Security Officer for Magna International Inc., which is the world’s third largest automotive parts manufacturer.  He was responsible for global corporate physical and information security programs.  While at Magna he developed a security audit program and was directly involved in conducting security audits at 18 Magna facilities in Canada, U.S. and Mexico.  He also developed an audit program to test manufacturing plants for compliance with the U.S. Customs C-TPAT (Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism) Program.   He left Magna to start his own security firm, Harbour Group Security & Investigations Inc., which provides high quality protective, investigative and security consulting services.   He holds both a BA and MBA.   In 2007 he obtained his CPP (Certified Protection Professional) which signifies that he is Board certified in security management by the American Society of Industrial Security.  Steven holds a “Secret” (Level II) Government of Canada Security Clearance.  He is a member of a number of associations including the American Society of Industrial Security, International Security Managers Association, Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police, Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police and International Association of Chiefs of Police.

Canadian Critical Incident Inc.

President Tom Hart

Tom Hart began his career in policing with the Durham Regional Police Service in 1980 in a variety of roles including Tactical Support Unit, Criminal Investigation Branch, Homicide Joint Task Force, and the Intelligence Branch. In 1992 Tom became a qualified Crisis Negotiator, during twenty years in this position he faced many

challenges in Crisis Negotiations and Incident Command responding to over 140 call outs. Tom's twenty years as a Crisis Negotiator and eight years with the Durham Regional Police Tactical Support Unit, followed by four years later with the Nuclear Security Tactical Response Team, adds tremendous value to CCII. Immediately following his retirement in the spring of 2012 Tom became the president of the Canadian Critical Incident Inc. (CCII). CCII which delivers current, comprehensive and dynamic courses in Critical Incident Command and Crisis Negotiation, which are accredited by the Province of Ontario Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services. CCII develops and hosts The Annual Fall Seminar for Crisis Negotiators,

Incident Commanders, Tactical and Correctional Officers. Tom also provides workshops in Crisis Negotiation Techniques for First Responders, dealing with challenging, demanding, and potentially violent interaction with persons suffering from a mental illness and in a state of crisis.