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    Don W Ewart BAC, PMgr, CArb

     631 Brookhurst Court

    Saskatoon Sk S7V1E5
    Direct Line 306 665-8162
    Fax 306-665-8167
   Toll free 877-665-8162
Management Analysis & Training
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Personality Profiles
Don is our senior consultant and founder of Advanced Labour Solutions Inc. (ALS) As a labour consultant Don advises our unionized clients on such matters as applications for union certification, unfair labour practices and collective agreement administration and interpretation. He has been very effective in  helping clients to plan negotiating strategies and acts as spokes person /negotiator for clients during the collective bargaining process.

With an extensive reputation as a skilled negotiator, trainer, speaker, manager, management consultant  Don  wears several hats at ALS. Don has developed some industry-leading Human Resource and Staff Development Programs, an area so important to any business' future profit potential. A highly-skilled trainer, he is able to train all levels of personnel. The key priorities include a staff appraisal systems for business, management and team assessment and  development plans and programs.

Don has also developed a succession planning program which will ensure development potential for management staff to enable business to fulfill all  future needs.

In addition to training, Don is responsible for developing and  implementing innovative, progressive and realistic personnel policies and procedures for our clients that will not only keep abreast of legislation, but be on the leading-edge of the industry, a majour criteria for staff retention and Union prevention.

With excellent team-building skills, strong financial management experience and a similar unique sense of humour, Don works effectively as a liaison between clients and the employees, managers or unions.

Back Ground

In 1998 after 17 years with the Royal Host Hotels Group Don decided to chase his dream of assisting to develop junior managers and negotiate collective agreements full time.  Don held several positions such as Restaurant manager, Hotel manager, Regional Director of Saskatchewan, director of Saskatchewan and  Alberta, Director of Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia, Colorado. Don Retired from Royal Host as Vice President of Royco Services, a service company he developed within Royal Host.

Dons' talents were then utilized to create the Purchasing department and the Labour Department while maintaining the director responsibilities for the Saskatchewan operation. It was at this time Don decided  and received corporate backing to start a company within the corporate structure, this little 2 person company named Royco Services soon became a significant profit center, negotiating all contracts both labour and service.

Don was the architect of the Positive Employee program which reduce the staff turn over to levels never before believed possible in the service industry.

Academic & Professional  Achievement

  • Negotiating University of British Columbia 1987;
  • Negotiating, University of Saskatchewan 1988;
  • Negotiating (Advanced) University of British Columbia 1992;
  • Law of Contracts University of British Columbia 1993;
  • Grievance investigation and negotiation University of British Columbia 1993;
  • Employment Contracts University of British Columbia 1994;
  • Employment Law University of British Columbia 1994;
  •  Arbitration Preparation Ottawa; 1994;
  •  Arbitration Presentation Ottawa; 1994 - first overall;
  •  Law of Tendering; 1994;
  • Commercial Law University of British Columbia 1995;
  • Negotiation Harvard Law 1995;
  • Breach of Contract 1995;
  • Strategic and mutual gains negotiations Harvard University (Faculty of Law) 1997;
  •  Breach of Contract 1997;

Professional Acknowledgment

  • Honours,  Foodex Institute of  Restaurant  Management Development 1980
  • Royal Host HotelsGeneral Manager of the Year 1986;
  • Royal Host Hotels General Manager of the year 1987;
  • Government of Canada Certificate of Merit for leadership 1988;
  • Certificate of Appreciation from Corrections Canada for five training sessions developed and given to inmates at the Regional Psychiatric Centre 1989;
  • Business Administration Certification (BAC)1993
  • First overall in 1994 Arbitration Competition held in Ottawa;
  • Professional Manager Designation (PMgr) Canadian Institute of Management 1998;
  • Chartered Arbitrator January 2000 (C.Arb)(Canadian Arbitration Mediation Association of Canada);
  • Professional Speaker Trainer Facilitator 2001 (Canadian Association of Professional Speakers);

Service professional and community


  • Member Saskatchewan Labour Relations Board
  • Vice President Saskatchewan Administrative tribunals Association
  • Vice President  Saskatoon Public Schools Foundation Board
  • Past president Saskatoon North Rotary Club
  • Past president Saskatoon Board of Crimestopppers
  • Past president Canadian Association of Professional Speakers (CAPS) Saskatchewan chapter


  • President Saskatchewan Association of Crimestopppers Programs
  • Vice President Saskatchewan Drag Race Association;
  • President Saskatchewan Chapter of Canadian Association of Professional Speakers;
  • Vice-President, North Saskatoon Business Association;
  • Vice President, Arbitration Mediation Institute Saskatchewan;
  • Board of Directors Member, Twenty-fifth Street Theatre;
  • Founding Board of Director Member, Saskatoon Sports Hall of Fame;
  • Board of Director Member, and Business Manager, Combined Events in track and Field - Canada vs USA;
  • Co-chair of 1988 Olympic Torch Relay Committee;
  • Co-chair of 702 Squadron Royal Canadian Air Cadets;
  • Vice-President, Saskatchewan Snooker Referees Association;
  • Purchasing Management Association of Canada;
  • Vice President Saskatchewan Moto Cross Association;
  • Class "A" Snooker Referee trainer and examiner;
  •  President Local 544 Retail Wholesale Department Store