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A constantly evolving legal landscape contributes to increasingly complex HR challenges in the education sector. What do you do when your investigation reveals improper conduct? How do you balance competing human rights? What are your obligations for your employees’ mental health? These and other challenges make it imperative that you have a clear understanding of the law, its implications and your obligations.

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

Focusing on the most critical human resource issues facing school boards today, you will gain a practical, up-to-date understanding of these complex and often thorny legal issues and how best to manage them including:

  • The top HR issues facing educators today
  • Privacy rights: striking the right balance
  • The human rights of staff vs. students: how should you prioritize?
  • What are the implications when your board ignores inappropriate behavior?
  • Employer obligations to provide a safe workplace

PLUS! Apply what you have learned with an Interactive Case Study! A chance to engage about the issues, strategies and best practices you can add to your HR toolkit.



  • Jennifer Trépanier, Keel Cottrelle LLP
  • Nicola Simmons, Keel Cottrelle LLP
  • Tilia Cruz, Support Services Advisor, Catholic Principals’ Council Ontario
  • Giovanna Di Sauro, Filion Wakely Thorup Angeletti LLP
  • Christopher Perri, Cavalluzzo LLP
  • Stephanie Strong, Superintendent of Human Resources and Employee Relations, Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board
  • Susan Ursel, Ursel Phillips Fellows Hopkinson LLP (union counsel)
  • Julie Welsh, FCIP, CRM, Risk Management Program Coordinator, Ontario School Boards’ Insurance Exchange
  • Dr. Lindy Zaretsky, Reaching Education Resolutions Inc.



Fees include attendance, program materials, lunch and break refreshments. Group discounts are available. Please inquire about financial assistance.

Group Discounts for CLE Programs

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. Please inquire about financial assistance.

Program Changes

We will make every effort to present the program as advertised, but it may be necessary to change the date, 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.

Cancellations and Substitutions

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.


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Program Details

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

Program Lawyer

If you have any questions or would like more information please contact:
Myrsini Zacharakis

Program Details

Date & Time

May 13, 2019
8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. EDT
In Person & Webcast

Online Replay
June 10, 2019
Register for Online Replay 


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

Fee per Delegate

$545 plus HST

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Printable Registration Form

Eligible CPD Credit Hours


Who Should Attend

  • School Administrators including Principals and VPs
  • Teachers
  • Superintendents/Directors/Managers of HR
  • HR Education Consultants
  • School Board personnel including Directors of Education, Supervisory Officers
  • Education Lawyers
  • Ombudsmen’s Office

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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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