Tom is a past President and current member of the Human Resources Management Association of British Columbia. He is a member of the Executive Committee (Common Law Canada) of the Canadian Labour Law Association, the Canadian affiliate of the International Society for Labour and Social Security Law. He is also a member of the American Bar Association, the Canadian Association of University Solicitors and the Selection Committee for the Bora Laskin Award, given annually by the University of Toronto for outstanding contribution to labour law in Canada. Tom is currently a member of the Board of Governors for the Business Council of British Columbia. He has written numerous articles, has lectured for Continuing Legal Education and is invited regularly to speak on labour and employment law matters.
In 1992, Tom was appointed by the British Columbia Minister of Labour to a Committee of Special Advisors to recommend an overall labour relations strategy for British Columbia, and was one of three special advisors responsible for drafting the Labour Relations Code.