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The consultation landscape is constantly evolving. New and complex issues are on the horizon. Do you have what you need to navigate the challenges?

Over one intensive day, drill down on the critical issues in consultation and engagement. Benefit from the insights and experience of our national faculty of senior lawyers, government and industry representatives and academics as they grapple with the current and emerging challenges, including:

  • The key issue of WHO: identifying the decision makers and other parties who need to be at the table
  • Cumulative Effects: what are they and how do they impact consultation?
  • Studies and the Consultation process
  • Reconciling Indigenous and Canadian law
  • Critical case law update – the key decisions and why you need to know them
  • UNDRIP in 2021: where are we and where do we go from here?
  • Consultation Agreements. Tips, Traps and Pitfalls to watch out for
  • Municipalities and Tribunals and their (expanded?) role in consultation

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

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


Program Chairs

  • Robert H. Brent, Senior Counsel, Ministry of the Attorney General, Ministry of Energy, Northern Development and Mines
  • Sandra Gogal, Miller Thomson LLP

Faculty Includes

  • Julie Abouchar, Willms & Shier
  • Jeremy Barretto, Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP (Calgary)
  • Julia Brown, Olthuis Kleer Townshend LLP
  • Karen Drake, Associate Dean (Students) & Associate Professor, Osgoode Hall Law School
  • Joe Heil, Senior Engagement Advisor, Nuclear Waste Management Organization
  • Robert Janes, Q.C., JFK Law Corporation
  • Susan Morgan, Counsel, Ministry of the Attorney General – Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks
  • Jessica Orkin, Gold Blatt Partners LLP
  • Renée Pelletier, Olthuis Kleer Townshend LLP
  • Michelle Wood, Counsel, Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, Ontario
  • Grace Wu, Cassels Brock and


Fees include attendance and program materials. Please inquire about financial assistance.

Please Note: Included in your registration is access to the on demand online primer, "Fundamentals of Consultation and Accommodation".

Please follow the instructions below in order to access the online primer prior to the start of the program:
STEP 1. Go to [www.osgoodepd.ca]www.osgoodepd.ca and click on CLE Login on the top right of the page.
STEP 2. Enter your login credentials under "Returning Customer".
NOTE: If this is your first time logging into OsgoodePD's platform to view an online program, your username is your email and your password is your last name with the first letter capitalized, as shown on this confirmation.
STEP 3. From your "Order History", select "View Program" and a new screen will open displaying the videos for the primers.

If you have any technical concerns or issues, please call 416.736.5737 or email opdsupport@osgoode.yorku.ca.

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.

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 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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Program Details

Questions on program registration?
Please contact the Registration Team at osgoodepd@osgoode.yorku.ca

Questions on the program content?
Please contact the Program Lawyer:
Alison Hurst at ahurst@osgoode.yorku.ca

Program Details

Date & Time

February 3, 2021
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. EST

Online Replay
March 3, 2021
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Online - Live, interactive

Fee per Delegate

Course: $595 + HST

Newly Licensed (2017-Present): $297.50 + HST

Primer + Course Bundle:  $795 + 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 Indigenous law, natural resources, environmental and Constitutional law

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