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The legal landscape of consultation is rapidly changing, and you need to keep up to date. This intensive program will deepen your understanding and working knowledge of the duty to consult and accommodate in an era where stakeholders are working to achieve certainty in an evolving regulatory framework.

An area littered with challenging and complex issues, matters surrounding the duty to consult are hotly debated among Indigenous communities, industry and government. This program, designed and delivered by some of Canada’s leading experts, will provide you with the knowledge and practical tools you need to implement effective consultation practices for all stakeholders involved. More than an educational program, this conference serves as a valuable networking tool to liaise with those on the opposite side of the negotiating table.

Throughout the program, there will be plenty of opportunity for questions, discussion and constructive debate. Over one engaging day, you will learn about:

  • Implications of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People and the meaning of “free, prior and informed consent”
  • Engaging in and assessing consultation
  • Understanding the role of Tribunals, Municipalities and other Administrative Bodies
  • Impact of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission
  • The impact of Daniels on Consultation
  • The new horizon – the Duty to Negotiate
  • Understanding the relationship between consultation and reconciliation

Plus! For those looking to obtain a solid grounding in the basics, don’t miss the Optional Primer: Fundamentals of Consultation and Accommodation on September 19. Hear from top experts while obtaining a thorough grounding in this complex and evolving area. Topics include:

  • Introduction to Consultation: Who, What and Why
  • Mechanics of Implementing Consultation: The Relationship and Timing
  • Consultation Agreements: The Essentials
  • Consultation Agreements: Specific Tips, Traps and Pitfalls to Watch Out For



  • Sandra A. Gogal, Miller Thomson LLP
  • Jason Batise, Economic Development & Technical Services Advisor, Wabun Tribal Council
  • Cherie L. Brant, Dickinson Wright PLLC
  • Robert H. Brent, Counsel, Ontario Ministry of Northern Development and Mines
  • Adam Chamberlain, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Zachary Davis, Pape Salter Teillet LLP
  • Nader Hasan, Stockwoods LLP Barristers
  • Brian J. Hebert, McKiggan Hebert Lawyers
  • Larry Innes, Olthuis, Kleer, Townshend LLP
  • Nancy J. Kleer, Olthuis Kleer Townshend LLP
  • Alex Monem, Pape Salter Teillet LLP
  • Terri-Lee Oleniuk, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
  • Signa A. Daum Shanks, Assistant Professor & Director, Indigenous Outreach, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University
  • S. Ronald Stevenson, Senior General Counsel, Department of Justice



Fees include attendance, program materials, continental breakfast, lunch and break refreshments.

Group Discounts

OsgoodePD offers group rates for both on site and webcast formats. Please note these are only available when registering 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 certificate program as advertised, but it may be necessary to change the dates, 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 is available if a cancellation request is received in writing 14 days prior to the program date. If a cancellation request is made with less than 14 days notice, a $75 administration fee will apply. No other refund is available.

Technical Support

In the event you experience technical difficulties, please contact opdsupport@osgoode.yorku.ca for assistance.


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Program Lawyer

If you have any questions or would like more information please contact:
Jessica Foster

Program Details

Date & Time

Optional Primer
September 19, 2017
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. EDT

September 20, 2017
9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. EDT

Online Replay
October 23-24, 2017
9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. EDT


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

Fee per Delegate

$595 plus HST

Conference & Primer
$995 plus HST

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Eligible CPD Credit Hours


Who Should Attend

  • In-House Counsel, particularly those working in the energy, resource and infrastructure development sectors
  • Government policy advisors, lawyers and officials – federal, provincial and municipal sectors
  • Indigenous leaders, councillors and economic development advisors
  • Negotiators and mediators for indigenous communities, government and industry
  • Lawyers practicing in the areas of Aboriginal law, natural resources, environmental and Constitutional law

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Hotels & Parking

If you require accommodations in downtown Toronto, OsgoodePD has arranged Corporate Rates with several hotels within walking distance of our downtown conference centre.

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