Mitch Frazer

North York General Hospital Board of Governors

Mitch Frazer

Mitch is a Partner and the chair of the Pensions and Employment Practice at Torys LLP. His practice focuses on all aspects of pension, benefits and employment law. 

He is the founder of the National Institute on Ageing at Ryerson University's Ted Rogers School of Management, an Adjunct Professor at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law and a former Adjunct Professor at Osgoode Hall Law School at York University. 

Mitch publishes and speaks regularly on pension, benefits and employment law matters and has been interviewed on television, radio and in print. He is the author of A Practical Guide to Private Pension Plans in Canadapublished by Canada Law Book and the co-author with Ari Kaplan of the second edition of Pension Law published by Irwin Law. 

Mitch is a former chair of the International Pension and Employee Benefits Lawyers Association, the Canadian Bar Association Pension and Benefits Section, the Ontario Bar Association Pension and Benefits Section and the Association of Canadian Pension Management's National Policy Committee and National Conference Committee. 

For the past several years, Mitch has been named in Chambers & Partners' Chambers Global: World's Leading Lawyers for Business, The Client's Guide as a leading practitioner in pension and benefits law, in Lexpert/Thomson Reuters' Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory as a repeatedly recommended practitioner in pensions and employee benefits and in Woodward White's Best Lawyers in Canada as a leading lawyer in employee benefits law. 

Mitch is also chair of Toronto French School's Board of Directors, vice-chair of Ryerson University's Board of Governors, a former vice-chair of the North York General Foundation Board and a former member of the Board of Trustees of the Ontario Science Centre.

Mitch was named by Lexpert Magazine as one of Canada's leading lawyers under 40 and was the recipient of one of Precedent Magazine's Inaugural Precedent Setter Awards, Wilfrid Laurier University's MBA Outstanding Executive Leadership Award, North York General Foundation Chair's Award, Western University Law School's Ivan Rand Alumni Award and a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal.