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The Personal Property Security Act is a highly technical piece of legislation demanding that those working it have a detailed understanding of its rules and requirements. Failure to understand and comply with the Act can have serious consequences for your clients.

OsgoodePD’s practical one-day PPSA program has been designed to give you an in-depth understanding of what you need to know to properly protect your client’s security interests. Experienced practitioners will take you through the PPSA, using practical examples and “hands-on” exercises to help you navigate this complex legislation.

This course will cover:

  • Overview of the PPSA and the “what”, “when” and “how” of attachment
  • The principle elements of financing statements, acknowledgements and searches
  • Differences in PPSA legislation in the common law provinces
  • How to examine a PPSA response certificate
  • Exceptions to the “first come, first served” priority rules
  • Fundamental registration issues and relevant case law
  • Key elements of the Securities Transfer Act and taking security in investment property
  • Real property issues and the PPSA
  • The basic elements of an opinion: enforceability, creation of a valid security interest perfection and more



  • Richard M. Borins, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
  • Benjamin Leith, McCarthy Tétrault LLP



Fees include attendance, program materials, continental breakfast, lunch and break refreshments. Group discounts are available. Please inquire about financial assistance.

Group Discounts for CLE Programs

Please note that the group discount is only available when paying for members of the same organization, at the same time, and payment is made with one invoice.

Program Changes

We will make every effort to present the program as advertised, but it may be necessary to change the date, location, speakers or content with little or no notice. In the event of program cancellation, York University and Osgoode Hall Law School’s liability is limited to reimbursement of paid fees.

Cancellations and Substitutions

Substitution of registrants is permitted at any time. If you are unable to find a substitute a full refund (less $75 administration fee) is available if a cancellation request is received in writing 14 days prior to the program date. No other refund is available.


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Program Details

Questions on program registration?
Please contact the Registration Team at osgoodepd@osgoode.yorku.ca

Questions on the program content?
Please contact the Program Lawyer:
Alison Hurst at ahurst@osgoode.yorku.ca

Program Details

Date & Time

November 15, 2017
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. EST
In Person or Webcast

Optional Workshop
November 16, 2017
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. EST
In Person

Online Replay (Course)
December 18, 2017
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. EDT
Register for the Online Replay.


Osgoode Professional Development Centre,
1 Dundas St. W., 26th Floor Toronto, ON

Fee per Delegate

Program Only: $695 plus HST
Program + Workshop: $995 plus HST

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Eligible CPD Credit Hours


Who Should Attend

  • Lawyers who practice in corporate/commercial law, financial services law, bankruptcy and insolvency law or real estate law
  • In-house counsel
  • Law clerks and paralegals who prepare PPSA filings, conduct PPSA searches and examine PPSA response certificates

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Here’s what attendees from last year’s offering had to say:

“Very informative and great speakers who were able to get the key factors across”.

“Practical and informative”

“What a fantastic and useful workshop. The actual course on the first day was able to unpack the PPSA and get the “theory” conveyed to the audience, but the second day’s workshop did a wonderful job of crystalizing how the PPSA applies in daily situations and the instructors provided a number of valuable practice points to assist. I would definitely recommend this workshop to future participants of the course as a valuable add-on.”