Mitch Frazer

Mitch Frazer

Toronto: 416.865.8220
Fax 416.865.7380


ICD.D, 2018
Institute of Corporate Directors
MBA, 2003
Wilfrid Laurier University
LLB, 1999
University of Western Ontario
MA, 1994
Brock University
BA (Honours), 1993
York University

Bar Admissions

Alberta, 2013 Ontario, 2001


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

Representative Work

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Recipient of the Ontario Bar Association Award of Excellence in Pension and Benefits Law in 2019

Chambers & Partners’ Chambers Canada—Leading lawyer in pensions & benefits (2016-2019)

The Legal 500 Canada—Leading lawyer in pensions (2018-2019)

Best Lawyers in Canada—Leading lawyer in employee benefits law (2010-2019)

Lexpert/Thomson Reuters’ Guide to the Leading U.S./Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada—Most Frequently Recommended lawyer in labour and employment (2018)

Ted Rogers School of Management at Ryerson University—2018 Honorary Alumni Award

Lexpert/Thomson Reuters’ Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory—Leading lawyer in pensions & employee benefits – employer (2012-2019)

Globe Business Media Group’s 2017 Client Choice Award in Employment & Benefits for Canada: Ontario.

Chambers & Partners’ Chambers Global—Leading lawyer in pensions and benefits (2008-2017)

Law Business Research’s Who’s Who Legal: Leading lawyer in labour & employment (2017), pensions and benefits (2015)

Practical Law Company’s Which Lawyer—Leading lawyer in employee benefits and pensions (Ontario) (2011-2012)

Awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2013

University of Western Ontario Law School—2011 Ivan Rand Alumni Award for contribution to the Law School and to the alumni community

North York General Hospital Foundation—2011 Foundation Chair's Award for providing exemplary leadership and service to the foundation 

Wilfrid Laurier University—2010 MBA Outstanding Executive Leadership Award

Precedent Magazine’s 2010 Precedent Setter Award—Recognizing excellence and leadership in practice and the community

Lexpert’s Rising Stars: Leading Lawyers Under 40—One of Canada's leading lawyers under 40



Professional Involvement

Mitch is the founder of the National Institute on Ageing at Ryerson University’s Ted Rogers School of Management. He is an adjunct professor at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law and a former adjunct professor at Osgoode Hall Law School of York University. Mitch is a former member of the Wilfrid Laurier University Pension Committee, a former chair of The Learning Partnership’s Annual Tribute Dinner, a past president of the University of Western Ontario Law Alumni Association and was a member of the Ontario Government's post-secondary education advisory committee on first generation students.

Mitch was also a member of the Canadian Association of Supervisory Authorities Fund Holder Arrangements Committee and DC Plans Committee Industry Working Group, and has provided expert testimony before the House of Commons' Standing Committee on Finance and the Legislative Assembly of Ontario's Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs.


  • Ryerson University (chair)
  • Toronto French School (chair)
  • North York General Hospital Foundation (chair)
  • The Centennial Centre of Science and Technology (Ontario Science Centre) (former trustee)

Memberships and Affiliations

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