Chantel Goldsmith



Practice Areas

Employment Law


Ottawa, Toronto


As a Partner at Samfiru Tumarkin LLP, Chantel Goldsmith specializes exclusively in labour and employment law, representing clients throughout Ontario from the firm’s Toronto and Ottawa offices. With a fierce dedication to her clients, Chantel is a self-described “wolf in sheep’s clothing,” known for her tenacity, confidence, and relentless pursuit of justice.

Chantel’s employment law practice consists of advising and acting for clients across Ontario with respect to:

Clients consistently praise Chantel for her meticulous attention to detail, accessibility, and responsiveness. Her ability to develop strong emotional bonds with her clients, whether employers or employees, sets her apart. This balanced practice allows her to anticipate and counter opposing counsels’ moves effectively, ensuring the best possible outcomes for her clients.

Outside of her legal practice, Chantel is an energetic outdoor enthusiast who enjoys horseback riding, camping, canoeing, snowboarding, and fishing with her husband and three children. Her passion for the outdoors mirrors her vigorous and determined approach to advocating for her clients’ rights.

If you’re seeking a dedicated and experienced employment lawyer who combines expert legal advice with genuine compassion, Chantel Goldsmith is your ideal advocate. Contact her at Samfiru Tumarkin LLP for unparalleled support and representation in your employment law matters.


Chantel’s extensive expertise is underpinned by a Bachelor of Laws degree from Osgoode Hall Law School, where she focused on Human Rights and Labour & Employment law.

Memberships & Affiliations

Chantel takes exceptional pride in her Métis/Polish heritage and, along with her mother, was a founding member of the Métis Nation of Ontario. At law school, she was a founding member and Vice President of the Osgoode Indigenous Students’ Association.

Her commitment to community service continues as the past Vice Chair of the Corporate Board of Directors for the Reach Out Centre for Kids (ROCK), and was formerly an Appointed Public Member of the College of Naturopaths of Ontario.

Interviews & Media









Transitioning to Self-employment WWH Financial Group Panel

On Sep. 22, 2023, Ontario employment lawyer and Partner Chantel Goldsmith at Samfiru Tumarkin LLP participated in a webinar concerning business owners and employers and how to best prepare for success. The webinar was hosted by WWH Financial Group.

Digital Imaging Association Seminar

In 2020, the Digital Imaging Association (DIA) hosted a panel of three leading specialists in their fields to answer questions and help everyone better understand how they can manage their work and businesses through these unprecedented challenges. Chantel joined the DIA panel to provide vital information for both employees and employers as well as answer questions from attendees.

More from Chantel Goldsmith

Discover more about your employment rights with additional resources from partner Chantel Goldsmith.


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Employment Law September 17th, 2017

Sexual Harassment at Work: Common in Canada

By Chantel Goldsmith

sexual harassment at work is more common than you realize. An Ontario employment lawyer explains how the law works to protect you.

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Employment Law May 24th, 2018

Benefits Cut at Age 65 Violates Charter Rights: Tribunal

By Chantel Goldsmith

An employer’s ability to legally cut off group health, dental and life insurance benefits for employees once they reach the age of…

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In The News

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Employment Law October 8th, 2017

Corus – CBS Executive Fired For Cause Over Las Vegas Comment

By Chantel Goldsmith

Did a CBS Executive's online comments about the Las Vegas Shooting justify her termination for cause? Partner Chantel Goldsmith explains how for…

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See What Chantel's Clients Are Saying

I was recommended to contact Samfiru Tumarkin LLP by one of their previous clients. Chantel Goldsmith drew from her rich experience and structured the claim best representing my rights. She and her team spearheaded the effort to bring my case to a conclusion. I'm very grateful for her commitment to helping me through this process.
Sarah S.
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I required legal advice due to a recent employer situation. Chantel listened to what I had to share during the consultation and used her years of experience to provide keen insight and expert opinion. I felt empowered with the ball in my court. I’m confident your experience will match my experience.
F. Bennie
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I was assisted by Chantel Goldsmith in getting a fair settlement from my former employer after being terminated without cause after 11 years of employment. She and her assistant Cassandra were very helpful and I highly recommend Chantel to anyone seeking legal assistance!
Michele C.
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Chantel Goldsmith is one of the most knowledgeable lawyers who I have met that specializes in employment law. She is able to quickly make recommendations and offer advice to her clients that is always in their best interest. I would fully recommend Chantel and her firm to anyone who is looking for an employment lawyer.
Chris B.
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My wife and I both used the services of partner Chantel Goldsmith. We couldn't be happier with her professional and understanding manner during a stressful time. Her team treated us like family and was always there to answer any of our questions. I wouldn't hesitate a moment to use or refer them to family and friends.
Luigi C.
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