Esther Shainblum practices at Carters Professional Corporation in the areas of charity and not for profit law, privacy law and health law. She has been ranked by Chambers and Partners in 2023 and 2024. 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).

Education & Call To The Bar
  • B.A., McGill University
  • LL.B. Osgoode Hall Law School
  • LLM. Health Law from Dalhousie Law School, Health Law Institute
  • CRM. Sprott School of Business, Carleton University.
  • Ontario Bar, 1988

By Esther Shainblum and Martin U. Wissmath

By Esther S.J. Oh and Cameron A. Axford

By Terrance S. Carter, Sean S. Carter, Urshita Grover, Theresa L.M. Man, Ryan M. Prendergast, Esther Shainblum, Cameron A. Axford and Martin U. Wissmath

Charity & NFP Law Bulletin No. 526, April 17, 2024.

By Esther Shainblum and Martin U. Wissmath

Featured in the Feb 2024 Charity & NFP Law Update
Speaking Engagements & Seminar Materials
by Esther Shainblum and Barry W. Kwasniewski

during the Annual Charity & Not-for-Profit Law Webinar on Nov 9, 2023.
by Esther Shainblum

Presented during the Spring Charity & Not-for-Profit Law Webinar on March 2, 2023.
Presented by Esther Shainblum at The 2022 Charity & NFP Law Seminar.