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The consultation landscape is evolving constantly. You need to keep current and informed. Deepen your understanding and working knowledge of the duty to consult and accommodate with an intensive one day primer. For those already familiar with the fundamentals, update and enhance your knowledge and tool box with our one day focus on the most critical and current issues in consultation.

Challenging, complex, and constantly changing, the issues surrounding the duty to consult are at the forefront in Indigenous communities, industry and government. This annual program, designed and delivered by some of Canada’s leading experts, will provide you with the knowledge, strategies and practical tools you need to implement effective consultation practices for all stakeholders involved. In addition to gaining the knowledge and insights you need to succeed in this complex arena, this conference serves as a valuable networking opportunity 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:

  • Critical Caselaw Update: Round up of the most significant decisions (including Trans Mountain Pipeline) in the past year and their practical implications for those working in the field
  • Successful strategies for building effective partnerships
  • Implementation of United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People (UNDRIP): Where we’re at in 2018 and Beyond
  • Impact of the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act amendments on consultation
  • Expert Roundtable on the hottest issues in consultation including what are the major challenges moving forward and strategies for how to navigate them

Plus! For those looking to obtain a solid grounding in the basics, don’t miss the Intensive Primer: Fundamentals of Consultation and Accommodation on November 8, 2018. Learn from Canada’s top experts and obtain a thorough grounding in this complex and evolving area.

Topics include:

  • Introduction to Consultation: Who, What and Why
  • Implementing and Assessing Consultation
  • 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


  • Julie A. Abouchar, Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP
  • Andrea Allen, Director, First Nations Affairs & Ombudsman, NB Power, New Brunswick
  • Jeremy Barretto, Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP, Vancouver
  • Robert H. Brent, Senior Counsel, Ontario Ministry of Energy, Northern Development and Mines
  • Adam Chamberlain, Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP
  • Zachary Davis, Pape Salter Teillet LLP
  • Sandra A. Gogal, Miller Thomson LLP
  • Brian J. Hebert, McKiggan Hebert Lawyers, Halifax
  • Larry Innes, Olthuis, Kleer, Townshend LLP, Yellowknife
  • Patricia Lawrence, Westaway Law Group, Ottawa
  • Yves Leboeuf, Senior Counsel, Environment Legal Services, Environment and Climate Change Canada
  • Sara J. Mainville, Olthuis, Kleer, Townshend LLP
  • Renée Pelletier, Olthuis, Kleer, Townshend LLP
  • Denis Roux, LLB, President, Optimum Convergence, Vancouver
  • Paul Seaman, Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP, Vancouver
  • Michelle Wood, Counsel, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry


Group Discounts for CPD Programs

For boardroom and multi-purchase rates, please email us.
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.


After your purchase is complete, the course will appear in the Order History of your OsgoodePD account with a link to "Take Online Course". Once you click "Take Online Course" you will be forwarded to the Moodle page with the materials link. The program video link with be unlocked on the day of the program. You will have access to the video for 90 days.

Program Changes

We will make every effort to present the 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, Substitutions and Refunds

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.


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Date Recorded

November 8-9, 2018

Program Details

Date & Time

Primer: December 10, 2018
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. EST
Register for the Online Replay

Course: December 11, 2018
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. EST
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Online - Replay

Fee per Delegate

Primer Only
$595 plus HST

Course Only
$595 plus HST

Course plus Primer
$995 plus HST

Register for Course + Primer

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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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“Speakers were top notch in their conveying of information and experts on the subject matter. Presentations were pertinent to the topic matter. Personal experience always adds to the quality of information as well.”

Melanie Mathieson, Senior Advisor, Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation Branch, Ministry of Northern Development and Mines

“Really good knowledgeable speakers with practical on the ground experience and examples.”

Barbara Brownlee Head, Environmental Services, Ministry of Transportation, Ontario

“Excellent program. Very informative!”

Christina Larkin, Assistant Land Administrator, Lands Administration

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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