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The education environment you work within is more demanding than ever. The Ontario school system and its governing legal framework continues to evolve as new challenges arise. As an educator, administrator, Supervisory Officer, Board official, Trustee or lawyer, you need a clear understanding of the laws that govern the education system. Failure to understand or keep current have serious and potentially costly ramifications.

Completion of this program counts towards
The Osgoode Certificate in Education Law

Using case studies and real life examples, this OsgoodePDprogram has been developed by education law experts to provide you with an understanding of the most pertinent legal issues that confront educational leaders and their legal advisors. You will acquire knowledge and strategies which you can apply immediately. The program written materials will act as a valuable resource long after the course is over.

Topics will include:

  • How the Charter and the Human Rights Code impact your day-to-day decisions, including disability discrimination, religious accommodation and freedom of expression
  • Understanding mental health law issues in schools
  • Family law issues including rights of child/parent, custody & access, child protection, foster care, homelessness
  • Student discipline best practices on the front-lines
  • Privacy rights and search and seizure issues in schools
  • Police protocols & the Youth Criminal Justice Act
  • Your role and responsibilities in relation to the dangers and impact of cyberspace

Faculty

Chairs

  • Robert G. Keel, Keel Cottrelle LLP
  • The Hon. Marvin A. Zuker, Associate Professor, Leadership, Higher & Adult Education, University of Toronto, OISE

Agenda

Fees

Fees include attendance, program materials, lunch and break refreshments for each of the 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.

Substitutions, Cancellations and Refunds

Substitution of registrants is permitted at any time. If you are unable to find a substitute a full refund (less $75 administration fee) is available if a cancellation request is received in writing 14 days prior to the program date. No other refund is available.

Technical Support

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

FAQs

Have questions? Read our FAQs.

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:
Myrsini Zacharakis at MZacharakis@osgoode.yorku.ca

Program Details

Date & Time

February 10-11, 2020

Online Replay
March 30-31, 2020
Register for Online Replay

Location

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

Fee per Delegate

$895 + HST

Newly Licensed (2016-2019): $447.50 + HST

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Eligible CPD Credit Hours

Who Should Attend

  • School Administrators
  • Teachers
  • Supervisory Officers
  • School trustees
  • 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

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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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