Top 40: Scott Chambers
Contributed - Mar 23, 2021 - People in Business

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Okanagan Edge and the Kelowna Chamber of Commerce are partnering to showcase some of the region’s most exciting entrepreneurs through the “Top 40 Over 40” program.

Sponsored by BDO, the “Top 40 Over 40” recognizes high-achieving professionals in our community and showcases their accomplishments. This marks the seventh year the chamber has conducted a “Top 40” showcase. Honourees will be featured throughout the year on Okanagan Edge.


Scott Chambers moved to the Okanagan in 2017. He wasn’t quite sure how or why he ended up here, but he attributes it to fate.

Chambers took a job at Doak Shirreff, where he was attracted to the firm’s approach to law, which was very different than what he was used to. Chambers has been at Doak Shirreff for three years now, in which time he has made partner and established a defined employment and human resources law practice. Prior to moving to the Okanagan, Chambers lived a fast-paced lifestyle in Toronto for 13 years, where he was a partner at a Bay Street law firm. Moving to the Okanagan was a huge change of pace for him, which he doesn’t regret.

Since moving to Kelowna, Chambers has been a volunteer member of the board of directors of MADD Canada Central Okanagan chapter and was elected treasurer of the board in 2018. He was also involved as a volunteer member of the board of directors of Ozanam Recovery House in Kelowna and served as president from 2018 to 2020. Ozaman is an 18-bed recovery home for men battling addiction and mental illness.

Chambers also provides free employment and HR law lunch and learn seminars for local businesses and HR professionals to help educate employers on the potentially costly employment law mistakes that can happen.

Chambers completed his bachelor of arts in history from the University of Calgary in 2001, his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Western Ontario in 2004 and was granted the CPHR (Chartered Professionals in Human Resources) designation in 2020.

Chambers has been published in the Advocates’ Quarterly legal magazine and has written hundreds of online articles on employment and HR. In 2019 Chambers was recognized by MADD Canada for outstanding volunteer leadership.

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