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Now more than ever, understanding the importance of privacy and information management in the education sector is of critical importance. Get the skills and knowledge you need to avoid costly missteps.

School boards, staff and advisors have a legal (and professional) obligation to protect the personal information of their students and their staff. Navigating the legal landscape can be complex, but a lack of understanding can result in costly consequences.

This timely session will include:

  • Overview of the laws applicable to privacy and information management in the education sector
  • What are the rules around consent and disclosure of personal health information?
  • Who is the “custodian” of student health information and what are their obligations?
  • Child Youth and Family Services Act: an overview of the law and how the CYFSA intersects with school obligations
  • Online learning platforms: unique challenges and best practices
  • How to prepare for and respond to privacy breaches in your school or board


Program Chair

  • Kimberley Ishmael, Keel Cottrelle LLP

Faculty Include

  • Marnie Baizley, SpringLaw
  • Irena Brooks, Brooks Law Office
  • Luis Gomes, Senior Manager IT Services, Wellington Catholic District School Board
  • Dara Lambie, Legal Counsel, Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario
  • Michelle Manning, Legal Counsel, Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario
  • Brenda McPhail, Ph.D., Director, Privacy, Technology & Surveillance Project, Canadian Civil Liberties Association (CCLA)



After your purchase is complete, the course will appear in the Order History of your OsgoodePD account with a link to "View Program". Once you click "View Program" you will be forwarded to the Zoom meeting for the webinar. This will be unlocked on the day of the program. You will have access to the content for 120 days.

Program Changes

We will make every effort to present the program as advertised, but it may be necessary to change the dates, location, speakers or content with little or no notice.


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Program Recorded: October 29, 2020

Program Details

Date & Time

November 24, 2020
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. EDT


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Fee per Delegate

$545 + HST

Newly Licensed Rate (2017-Present): $272.50 + HST

Registration for this program is now closed.

Eligible CPD Credit Hours


Who Should Attend

  • School Administrators (Principals, VPs)
  • Teachers
  • Supervisory Officers
  • School trustees
  • Superintendents of Education
  • Directors of Education
  • School board staff including mental heath leads
  • Privacy or information management professionals for schools (public & private)
  • Representatives from Federations, the Ministry of Education, and Ontario College of Teachers
  • Advocates for students and parents
  • Office of the Ombudsman
  • Education law practitioners
  • Special Education consultants
  • Law enforcement officers working with schools & boards
  • Government and public policy advisors
  • Health and social service professionals

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