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Teachers, school administrators and school boards grapple with ensuring they are meeting their obligations towards students around school excursions. This after school webinar will provide you with a current and concise update on the law that must guide your actions and what you can do to mitigate the risks.

This unique OsgoodePD education webinar has been developed by education law and insurance experts to provide education professionals and their advisors with a clear understanding of the legal risks and best practices surrounding school excursions.

This after-school webinar will drill down on the law, risk management and the practical best practices you need in order to ensure you are effectively dealing with the complex issues you face around school excursion, including:

  • What are the legal responsibilities school boards have towards their students?
  • What is the standard of care that is owed?
  • Understanding the law and policies that should guide your actions when planning and engaging in field trips
  • The process of risk management – what are the steps and strategies required to properly assess and reduce the risks associated with field trips?
  • Is your School Board policy enough?
  • Does the policy provide guidance to staff in identifying and reducing risks?
  • Are staff aware of the policy and actively following it?
  • Case law update – a review of recent case law and unreported claims settlements will be reviewed and analyzed to answer the following:
    • How does implementing risk management strategies eliminate or reduce the risks and severity of losses suffered?
    • Did the school boards meet their standard of care in the cases reviewed?


Program Chairs

  • Teresa Drijber, FCIP, Director of Claims, Ontario School Boards’ Insurance Exchange
  • Sheila M. MacKinnon, Shibley Righton LLP
  • Julie Welsh, FCIP, CRM, Risk Management Program Coordinator, Ontario School Boards’ Insurance Exchange

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.

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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Program Details

Delivery Method

Web - On Demand

Date Recorded
November 29, 2017
Fee per Delegate

$149 plus HST

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Eligible CPD Credit Hours


Who Should Attend

  • School Administrators (Principals, Vice-Principals)
  • Teachers
  • Supervisory Officers
  • School Trustees
  • Special Education Consultants
  • Directors of Education
  • School Board Staff
  • Representatives from Federations, the Ministry of Education, and Ontario College of Teachers
  • Advocates for students and parents
  • Legal Practitioners – education law practitioners, civil litigators, criminal law

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This program is an elective towards The Osgoode Certificate in Education Law.

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