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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 recorded 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
  • Robert H. Brent, Counsel, Ontario Ministry of Northern Development and Mines
  • Adam Chamberlain, Gowling WLG
  • Signa A. Daum Shanks, Assistant Professor & Director, Indigenous Outreach, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University
  • Zachary Davis, Pape Salter Teillet LLP
  • 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
  • Justin Safayeni, Stockwoods LLP Barristers
  • S. Ronald Stevenson, Senior General Counsel, Department of Justice


Group Discounts and Financial Assistance

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.  For financial assistance, please email financialaid-opd@osgoode.yorku.ca

Webcast Fee per Delegate

2-3 delegates: 25% off program fee
4-10 delegates: 30% off program fee
11+ delegates: 35% off program fee
Boardroom rates available.


The video stream, including a link to the program materials will be sent to you via email as soon as payment is successfully processed.


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Program Details

Delivery Method

Web - On Demand

Date Recorded
September 19 & 20
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Fee per Delegate

$400 plus HST

$595 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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