Katrina Haymond
Katrina Haymond
Practice Group Leader
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Katrina Haymond’s primary area of practice is administrative law, with an emphasis on professional regulation, policing, privacy and labour.

Katrina serves as outside general counsel to professional regulatory organizations in Alberta providing advice on issues such as registration, continuing competence, unauthorized practice, and legislative drafting. Katrina regularly acts in a prosecutorial role on behalf of regulatory organizations and acts as independent legal counsel (ILC) to several tribunals. Katrina frequently represents clients in proceedings before the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench and the Alberta Court of Appeal. She also acts as counsel in various police-related matters, including third-party records applications and disciplinary matters. Katrina co-authored The Annotated Health Professions Act, with Jim Casey, QC, Greg Sim and Jason Kully, which was published by Thomson Reuters in 2020 and is a practical guide for legal counsel and regulators and includes extensive annotations, commentary, templates and flowcharts.

Katrina is dedicated to empowering her clients to understand and easily apply relevant legal principles when carrying out their statutory duties. She is a regular organizer and presenter at numerous seminars and workshops for professional regulatory organizations on topics such as the discipline process, registration issues and privacy. Katrina also collaborated with the Alberta Federation of Regulated Health Professions (AFRHP) to create valuable resources for the AFRHP’s members, including a comprehensive training DVD for Hearing Tribunal members and several resource manuals for staff involved in the discipline process.

In addition, Katrina advises professional regulatory organizations, public bodies, and businesses with respect to privacy issues, assisting clients to navigate their obligations under various privacy statutes. Katrina has also acted as counsel in numerous Inquiries conducted by Alberta’s Information and Privacy Commissioner.

Katrina served as the leader of Field Law’s Professional Regulatory Group from 2008-2014, and as a member of the firm’s Executive Committee from 2014-2017.

Value to Clients

“My clients are sophisticated professionals who are adept at dealing with legal issues. But when they identify a situation that presents legal risk, they rely on me to provide timely answers to complex questions. I work with my clients to provide strategic, practical advice when the solution is not immediately apparent.” 

Outside the Office

Katrina enjoys traveling to sunny destinations around the world with her family. Ranked among the top four percent of TripAdvisor reviewers, she’s always on the lookout for a new location to explore. 

University of Alberta, Faculty of Law
Volunteer Judge, Alberta Court of Appeal Civil Moot Team
Canadian Bar Association
2005 - 2009 and 2016 - Present
Council on Licensure, Enforcement and Regulation (CLEAR)
Curriculum Review Coordinator
Canadian Association for Practical Study of Law in Education (CAPSLE)
Member, Planning Committee
Canadian Bar Association, Alberta Administrative Law Section (North)
2006 - 2007
Canadian Bar Association, Alberta Administrative Law Section (North)
Case Review Coordinator
2004 - 2005
Listed Professional Malpractice Law
The Best Lawyers™ in Canada
2022 - 2023
Appointed Queen's Counsel
Edmonton Down Syndrome Society
2005 - Present
Alberta Association of Occupational Therapists
Member, Discipline Committee
2002 - 2005
Sexual Assault Centre of Edmonton
1998 - 2000
Womens' Law Running Club
1996 - 1997
University of Alberta Law Students' Association
1991 - 1992
Edmonton Police Service v Alberta (Information and Privacy Commissioner), 2020 ABQB 207
Edmonton Police Service v Alberta (Information and Privacy Commissioner), 2020 ABQB 10
M.K. Engineering Inc. v. Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta, 2017 ABCA 17
Alberta College of Physical Therapists v Fitzpatrick, 2015 ABCA 95, Alberta Court of Appeal
Edmonton (Police Service) v. Alberta (Law Enforcement Review Board), 2014 ABCA 267, Alberta Court of Appeal
Edmonton School District No. 7 v. Alberta Teachers' Association, 2013 ABCA 155, Alberta Court of Appeal
Fitzpatrick v. Alberta College of Physical Therapists, 2012 ABCA 207, Alberta Court of Appeal
Edmonton (Police Service) v. Alberta (Law Enforcement Review Board), 2012 ABCA 370, Alberta Court of Appeal
R. v. Black, 2011 ABCA 349, Alberta Court of Appeal
Mitten v. College of Alberta Psychologists, 2010 ABCA 159, Alberta Court of Appeal
College of Physical Therapists of Alberta v. J.H., 2010 ABCA 303, Alberta Court of Appeal
Real Estate Council of Alberta v. Alberta (Information and Privacy Commissioner),, 2010 ABQB 598, Alberta Court of Queen's Bench
Business Watch International v. Alberta (Information and Privacy Commissioner), 2009 ABQB 10, Alberta Court of Queen's Bench
February 7, 2023
Important Professional Regulatory Cases of 2022
Learn about the most important professional regulatory court cases of 2022. What are the key legal trends? What are the strategic and operational implications for regulators?Presented by James Casey, KC and Katrina Haymond, KC, this popular annual webi...
August 2022 - 7 min read
Delay in Professional Discipline Proceedings
The Supreme Court of Canada just released a decision of critical importance to professional regulators addressing when delay in administrative proceedings constitutes an abuse of process justifying a stay of proceedings: Law Society of Saskatchewa...
June 14, 2022
Call the Expert! What Regulators Need to Know About Retaining + Instructing Expert Witnesses
Join the Field Law Professional Regulatory Group and your professional regulatory colleagues for our first lunch time roundtable in a couple of years! This roundtable is designed to help complaints directors and other regulatory professionals better un...
May 27, 2022
Getting Ready for Bill 23: Alberta’s Professional Governance Act
Bill 23 was introduced by the Alberta Government on May 2, 2022. As we previously reported, the Bill will bring major changes for 22 professional regulatory organizations in Alberta.Join James Casey, QC, Katrina Haymond, Gregory Sim...
April 28, 2022
Assessing + Preventing Unconscious Bias in Professional Regulation
The concept of unconscious or implicit bias has become prominent in recent years. Professional regulatory organizations are attempting to understand how unconscious bias can impact decisions and what can be done to mitigate the risks of the impact of u...
April 8, 2022
Katrina Haymond Appointed Queen’s Counsel
Congratulations to Katrina Haymond, who has received the honour of Queen's Counsel.  The Queen's Counsel designation is awarded to lawyers who are found to have made a significant contribution to the legal profession or public life in...
February 24, 2022
2021 - A Year in Review: Labour + Employment (Part 2)
Join members of our Labour + Employment Group for our annual Year in Review webinar, which focuses on legal updates for management and employee groups.Part 2 of this series will cover Privacy, Human Rights and Employment. To view the recordin...
February 1, 2022
Important Professional Regulatory Cases of 2021
Learn about the most important professional regulatory court cases of 2021. What are the key legal trends? What are the strategic and operational implications for regulators? Presented by James Casey, QC and Katrina Haymond, this popular annual webi...
November 22, 2021
Coffee + Counsel: COVID-19 + Professional Regulatory Organizations - A Potpourri of Legal Issues
Q+A Session
Join us for Coffee + Counsel, a complimentary webinar series that brings you together with a few of our lawyers for an unscripted chat about legal issues pertinent to professional regulatory organizations across Canada. Your questions guide the discuss...
June 2021 - 5 min read
SCC to Revisit the Issue of Delay in Administrative Proceedings
Perspectives for the Professions
“Justice delayed is not always justice denied.” (Abrametz at para 171) For over twenty years, the Supreme Court of Canada’s decision in Blencoe v British Columbia (Human Rights Commission), 2000 SCC 44, has been the lea...
June 2021 - 3 min read
What's in a Name? Restricted Titles Revisited
Perspectives for the Professions
In College of Midwives of British Columbia v. MaryMoon, 2020 BCCA 224, the British Columbia Court of Appeal (“BCCA”) considered whether restricted title provisions found in the British Columbia Health Professions Act (the &ld...
June 22, 2021
Discipline Tribunal Essentials: Fundamental Skills
Virtual Workshop
Members of regulated professions who serve on discipline tribunals must navigate an increasingly complex environment when fulfilling their role under their governing statutes. Join James Casey, QC, Katrina Haymond, Jason Kully and others from Fiel...
May 13, 2021
Coffee + Counsel: How to Protect Your Business Against Phishing Attacks
Q+A Session
Join us for another edition of Coffee + Counsel, a complimentary series that brings you together with a few of our lawyers for an unscripted chat about legal issues pertinent to organizations in Alberta. Your questions guide the discussion, and we prov...
November 23, 2020
Understanding + Implementing Bill 46: A Guide for Colleges
Bill 46 represents the most extensive set of amendments to the Health Professions Act (“HPA”) since the legislation came into effect nearly 20 years ago. Bill 46 also represents the fourth major reform to the regulation of he...
July 30, 2020
Regulatory Reform Comes to Alberta
Join Field Law’s professional regulatory lawyers and your colleagues from other health regulators for a free webinar on July 30 from 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM. Alberta Health’s discussion paper “Proposals to Amend the Health Professions...
April 1, 2020
Privacy + Data Management Considerations for Employers in a Pandemic
During a pandemic it can be difficult to balance employee privacy rights with the need to collect the information required to make critical decisions. Presented by Katrina Haymond and Kelly Nicholson, this webinar will provide employers with informatio...
March 2020
COVID-19 + The Duty to Report
Perspectives for the Professions
On March 17, 2020, Alberta declared a state of public health emergency “due to pandemic COVID-19 and the significant likelihood of pandemic influenza”.While in the normal course, a patient’s right to privacy is paramount, in the face ...
January 2020
The Annotated Health Professions Act
Published by Thomson Reuters
Written by James Casey, QC, Katrina Haymond, Greg Sim and Jason Kully, The Annotated Health Professions Act is written for both lawyers and members of professional regulatory associations and provides an overview of Alberta’s Healt...
June 2019
Bill 11 – Fair Registration Practices Act
As noted in our previous alert, the United Conservative Party’s election platform included a promise to pass a Fair Access to Regulated Professions and Compulsory Trades Act, modelled on similar legislation adopted by the Province of Ontario in 2...
November 2018
Bill 21 Update: An Act to Protect Patients Now Partially in Force
Professional Regulatory Alert
In our November 5, 2018 Professional Regulatory Alert we provided a brief summary of Bill 21, “An Act to Protect Patients” and addressed some of the implementation steps required of Colleges. By way of update, on November 19, 2018 the Bill ...
November 2018
Bill 21 – An Act to Protect Patients
Professional Regulatory Alert
In June of 2018, Alberta Health issued a Discussion Document indicating that the Government was considering amendments to the Health Professions Act (HPA) to better protect patients from sexual abuse by health professionals. The Discussion Do...
October 2018
Freedom of Speech + Professional Discipline: Striking the Balance
Perspectives for the Professions
In the age of social media, individuals have more opportunities than ever to express themselves and their views in the public sphere. Sometimes the views expressed by regulated professionals could cross the line into unprofessional conduct. Professiona...
September 2018
Issues in Professional Discipline Investigations: Tips + Traps
Effective professional discipline investigations are fundamentally important to the professional discipline process. The information that is obtained is used to make decisions about complaints that are received, including whether there is sufficient ev...
January 2017
Joint Submissions on Sanction
The Supreme Court of Canada Clarifies the Amount of Deference that Should be Given
In a previous article, we discussed a discipline tribunal’s role in considering joint submissions on sanction; namely, a discipline tribunal has the discretion to accept or reject a joint submission. Previous courts adopted principles established...

Katrina regularly presents at workshops, seminars and meetings on issues related to professional regulation and privacy. Set out below is a selection of Katrina’s presentations:

“Trends in Professional Regulation” co-presented with Rebecca Durcan, Lisa Fong and Angela Westmacott, Q.C. at CLEBC Self-Governing Professions Workshop (June, 2017)

“What Does it Mean to be a Self-Regulating Profession”, presented at APEGA’s AGM (May, 2017)

“Privacy Training – Complying with Obligations Under PIPA”,  presented to a regulatory College governed under the HPA (May, 2017)

“Assessing Credibility and Effective Decision Writing” (2016) Co-presented with Jim Casey, Greg Sim and Richard Steinecke

“Legal Issues in Professional Discipline Investigations:  Tips and Traps”, Presentation delivered to the Canadian Network of Agencies for Regulation Annual Conference (November, 2015)

“Social Media and Policing:  Employment and Operational Issues” (Paper delivered at the Law of Policing Conference, Vancouver, B.C.) (November, 2013)

Katrina has also created a number of resources for members of the professional regulatory community and has authored numerous articles regarding topics of interest to regulators. Some examples of resource materials and articles that Katrina has created are set out below:

“Appeals of Hearing Tribunal Decisions:  A Guide for Council”, published by Alberta Federation of Regulated Health Professions, 2017:  co-authors James T. Casey, Q.C. and Katrina Haymond

“Appeals of Registration Decisions:  A Guide for Council “, published by Alberta Federation of Regulated Health Professions, 2017:  co-authors James T. Casey, Q.C. and Katrina Haymond

“Joint Submissions on Sanction: the Supreme Court of Canada Clarifies the Amount of Deference that Should be Given”, Perspectives for the Professions (Winter, 2017)

“Complaints Director’s Manual”, 2015, Prepared for Alberta Federation of Regulated Health Professions

“Handbook for Hearings Directors”, 2013, Prepared for Alberta Federation of Regulated Health Professions

“Case Comment: Penner v. Niagara (Regional Police Services Board): Did the SCC Flip Flop on Finality?”  Perspectives for the Professions (Fall, 2013)

University of Alberta, 1997, Bachelor of Laws
University of Alberta, 1993, Bachelor of Arts