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This OsgoodePD program, designed and delivered by an expert faculty of practitioners and adjudicators, will provide you with the tools you need to be an effective advocate in residential tenancies law

In this annual update, you will hear about all of the key components of residential tenancies law along with the latest practice and procedure developments.  Practitioners from both landlord and tenant perspectives will discuss the key issues and areas from the past year including:

– Recent case law affecting your practice
– How to interpret the Residential Tenancies Act and the remedies available to your client
– The Human Rights Code in residential tenancies
– Strategies and best practices in representing landlords or tenants
– Landlord and tenant perspectives on some of the most topical areas


Program Chairs:

  • Jack Fleming, Executive Director, North Peel & Dufferin Community Legal Services
  • Joe Hoffer, Cohen Highley LLP

Faculty Includes:

  • Jack Fleming, Executive Director, North Peel & Dufferin Community Legal Services
  • Joe Hoffer, Cohen Highley LLP
  • Jane L. Ferguson, Barrister & Solicitor
  • Jack Fleming, Executive Director, North Peel & Dufferin Community Legal Services
  • Jamie Hildebrand, Executive Director, Huron Perth Community Legal Clinic
  • Joe Hoffer, Cohen Highley LLP
  • Doug Levitt, Horlick Levitt Di Lella LLP
  • Kristin Ley, Cohen Highley LLP
  • Mark Melchers, Cohen Highley LLP
  • Joe Myers, Lawyer/Director, Willowdale Community Legal Services
  • Caryma Sa’d, Law Office of Caryma Sa’d
  • April Stewart, Landlord Legal


Fees include attendance, program materials, lunch and break refreshments.

Group Discounts and Financial Assistance

OsgoodePD offers group rates and financial assistance for both on-site and webcast formats.

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.

Cancellations and Substitutions

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.

Technical Support

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


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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:
Stéphane McRoberts at SMcRoberts@osgoode.yorku.ca

Program Details

Date & Time

April 15, 2020
9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. EDT

Online Replay
May 29, 2020
Register for Online Replay 



Fee per Delegate

$545 + HST

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

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Eligible CPD Credit Hours


Who Should Attend

  • lawyers and paralegals who appear at the Landlord and Tenant Board

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“This was the best Landlord/Tenant CPD program I have ever been to!” 

Sheila Warner, Tenant Rights Paralegal, Aboriginal Legal Services

“Within the first 1/2 hour of the program, I learned some valuable information which essentially paid for the course.  Thank you!” 

Paul Kyte, Paralegal, Paul Kyte Professional Corporation

“Very diverse group of speakers who cater to a variety of attendees.  Thank you for providing some excellent materials.  Course binders are A+”

Conner Godin, STAMM Investments Limited

“All of the sessions were very informative.  I learned a lot and it was interesting from beginning to end.”

Karen Scott, Paralegal, HGR Graham Partners LLP

“It was very practical.  Thank you.” 

Jeannette Savoie, Family Lawyer, Legal Aid Commission of Northwest Territories

“Materials will serve as a useful resource!  Thank you!” 

Stephen Fielder, Paralegal

“Informative, with clear and concise information.” 

Genevieve Shaughnessy, Shaughnessy Legal

“Good program.  I really appreciated the case law provided.” 

Bruce Parsons, Paralegal

“Speakers were very knowledgeable and effective in communicating ideas.”  

Mark Spraggett, Paralegal

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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