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Don’t miss this opportunity to engage with the experts and your peers on the key current and emerging issues in mental health law for children and youth. You’ll walk away from this program with knowledge, tools, strategies and tactics that will help you tackle these complex legal issues in your day-to-day working life.

You know that the legal rights and responsibilities in the area of mental health law are numerous and complex. These issues are even more challenging when they apply to children and youth. This is an area where there is little consensus on the best approach for the delivery of mental health services to children/youth, the type of advocacy support that is most appropriate, or the best approach for assessing and managing risks of violence. Constantly evolving case law further complicates this already challenging arena.

As a legal, health care, mental health, education or law enforcement professional, you are caught in the cross hairs and struggle to stay on top of your obligations and responsibilities.

This 5th annual OsgoodePD program was developed to bring together these professionals for a comprehensive one-day update of essential, current and emerging issues, together with practical legal advice on how to deal with them.



  • Mary Jane Dykeman, DDO Health Law
  • Michele M. Warner, Litigation Legal Counsel, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

Keynote Speaker

  • Forrest Willett, Jack Canfield, Certified Trainer, Forrest Willett Training
  • Samira Ahmed, Staff Lawyer, Justice for Children & Youth
  • Kathryn J. Bird, Hicks Morley Hamilton Stewart Storie LLP.
  • Dr. Antonio Pignatiello, MD, FRCP(C), Associate Psychiatrist-in-Chief, The Hospital for Sick Children, Medical Director, TeleLink Mental Health Program
  • Brian Smegal, Manager, Mental Health and Specialized Client Servics, Youth Justice Services Division, Ministry of Children and Youth Services
  • Kaley Smith, Youth Mental Health Court Worker, Turning Point Youth Services
  • Jane Stewart, Litigation Lawyer, Justice for Children and Youth
  • Alex Yeaman, Youth Mental Health Court Worker, Turning Point Youth Services


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.


All sales are final. Please make all enquiries related to program content and CPD/MCLE credit hours prior to purchase.


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Technical Support

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

Program Details

Delivery Method

Web-On Demand

Date Recorded
January 24, 2017
Running Time


Fee per Delegate

$575 plus HST

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Eligible CPD Credit Hours


Who Should Attend

  • School Administrators/Directors of Education/Supervisory Officers
  • Mental health leads
  • Teachers
  • Health care risk managers
  • Representatives from hospitals, psychiatric facilities and community care agencies
  • Psychiatristics, physicians, nurses and other licensed medical professionals
  • Lawyers in private practice specializing in health, criminal or education law
  • Crown lawyers
  • Government and public policy advisors
  • Expert witnesses and mental health consultants
  • Mental health patient advocates
  • Social workers
  • Health and social service professionals
  • Law enforcement officers
  • Corrections and rehabilitation service representatives

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“Great speakers. Loved the balance of law, education, social work, medical perspectives. A lot of learning today.”

Lisa Weekes
York Region District School Board (2015)

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