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A unique, practical program focused on assessing, balancing and resolving human rights issues, delivered by a highly distinguished faculty of Canada’s leading experts.

Interpreting and applying human rights legislation in the workplace, in the classroom and other settings presents a complex and unique set of challenges. Failure to comply with applicable laws can be very costly indeed, both in terms of time and money spent defending such claims, as well as the consequent reputational damage, should an individual’s claim be upheld by the tribunal.

This comprehensive program was designed to give you the knowledge and practical skills to competently and confidently handle day-to-day challenges, as well as more complex human rights issues. In-class lectures will be supplemented by simulations, case studies and hands-on workshops.

Day 1 (May 8, 2017)
Human Rights Theory and Practice

Day 2 (May 9, 2017)
Duty to Accommodate/Dealing with Competing Rights

Day 3 (May 10, 2017)
Evidence in Human Rights Matters/Simulation Exercise

Day 4 (May 11, 2017)
Evidence in Human Rights (cont.)/Remedies

Day 5 (May 12, 2017)
Advanced Topics in Human Rights Law and Practice

Faculty

Program Director

  • Patrick Case, Assistant Professor, University of Guelph, Board Chair, Human Rights Legal Support Centre, Adjunct Professor, Osgoode Hall Law School

Advisory Board

  • Antonella Ceddia, Solicitor – Litigation Group, City Of Toronto, Legal Services Division
  • Shelagh Day, President & Senior Editor, Canadian Human Rights Reporter
  • Arleen Huggins, Koskie Minsky LLP
  • Fo Niemi, Executive Director, Centre for Research-Action on Race Relations (CRAAR)
  • Dora Nipp, Human Rights Education & Change Specialist, Ontario Human Rights Commission
  • Andrew Pinto, Pinto Wray James LLP
  • Geri Sanson, Sanson Law Office Professional Corporation
  • Susan Ursel, Ursel Phillips Fellows Hopkinson LLP

Faculty

  • Lisa Addario, Legal Counsel, Public Service Alliance of Canada
  • Raj Anand, WeirFoulds LLP, Adjunct Faculty, Osgoode Hall Law School
  • Sarah E. Atkinson, Lawyer; Workplace Investigator; Mediator, Workplace Resolutions
  • Kim Berhardt, Bernhardt Arbitration & Mediation
  • Josée Bouchard, Vice-Chair, Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario
  • Cory Boyd, Rubin Thomlinson LLP
  • David B. Butt, Barrister
  • Njeri Damali Campbell, Hicks Morley Hamilton Stewart Storie LLP
  • Patrick Case, Assistant Professor, University of Guelph, Board Chair, Human Rights Legal Support Centre, Adjunct Professor, Osgoode Hall Law School
  • Antonella Ceddia, Solicitor – Litigation Group, City Of Toronto, Legal Services Division
  • Rajesh Dhir, Director, Ontario Ministry of Aboriginal Affairs
  • Kelly Doctor, Goldblatt Partners LLP
  • Mahejabeen Ebrahim, Director of Equity, University of Waterloo
  • Neil P. Edwards, Olanyi Parsons Law
  • Peter Engelmann, Goldblatt Partners LLP
  • Melany Franklin, Mediator, Sideroad ADR
  • Avvy Go, Clinic Director, Metro Toronto Chinese & Southeast Asian Legal Clinic
  • Amelia Golden, Golden Investigations
  • Yola Grant, Associate Chair, Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario
  • Sharmaine Hall, Executive Director, Human Rights Legal Support Centre
  • Arleen Huggins, Koskie Minsky LLP
  • Reema Khawja, Counsel, Legal Services and Inquiries, Ontario Human Rights Commission
  • Naomi C. Overend, Vice Chair, Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario
  • Amanda Pask, Cavalluzzo Shilton McIntyre Cornish LLP
  • Andrew Pinto, Pinto Wray James LLP
  • Holly Reid, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
  • Bruce Ryder, Associate Professor, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University
  • Jo-Ann Seamon, Senior Counsel & Manager of Legal Services, Human Rights Legal Support Centre
  • Grace Vaccarelli, Lawyer, Human Rights Legal Support Centre
  • Alan Whyte, Cunningham, Swan, Carty, Little & Bonham LLP
  • Dianne Wintermute, Staff Lawyer, ARCH Disability Law Centre

Agenda

Fees

Fees include attendance, program materials, continental breakfast, lunch and refreshments for each of the 5 days of the program. The price does not include accommodations. Please inquire about group discounts and financial assistance. Fees paid by individuals are eligible for a tuition tax credit. Dress is business casual.

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.

Certificate of Program Completion

In order to successfully complete the program and obtain an, participants must attend all program modules and satisfactorily pass an online multiple-choice exam.

Substitutions, Cancellations 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 21 days prior to the program date. If a cancellation request is made with less than 21 days notice, a $150 administration fee will apply. No other refund is available.

FAQs

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Program Lawyer

If you have any questions or would like more information please contact:
Paul Truster
ptruster@osgoode.yorku.ca

Program Details

Date & Time

May 8 - 12, 2017

Location

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

Fee per Delegate

$2795 plus HST

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Eligible CPD Credit Hours

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Who Should Attend

  • Human Rights Professionals
  • Human Resources Professionals
  • Human Rights Lawyers
  • Employment and Labour Law Practitioners
  • In-House Counsel
  • Trade Union Representatives
  • Employment and Labour Law Practitioners
  • Diversity/Equity Officers
  • Disability and Return to Work Managers
  • Human Rights and Equity Consultants

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“I leave this program impressed, motivated and so much more knowledgeable on human rights issues. I will be recommending it to my colleagues unequivocally”

Laura Colella, Commission for Public Complaints Against the RCMP

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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