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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 landlord and tenant law.

In this unique, full-day program, you will hear from a faculty of practitioners with many years’ experience presiding over or litigating residential tenancies issues. They will examine various key components of landlord and tenant law while also providing you with best practices and useful tips in handling some of the more complex matters in this area of practice.

Topics will include:

  • Current legislation, recent amendments and key practice and procedure developments
  • Recent case law affecting your practice
  • Strategies and best practices in appearing for landlords and tenants
  • Landlord and tenant perspectives on some of the most topical areas including cannabis consumption and cultivation issues
  • The Human Rights Code in residential tenancies


Program Chairs

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


  • Eli Fellman, Legal Counsel, Social Justice Tribunals Ontario
  • Jane L. Ferguson, Barrister & Solicitor
  • Jack Fleming, Executive Director, North Peel & Dufferin Community Legal Services
  • Kenneth Hale, Director of Advocacy and Legal Services, Advocacy Centre for Tenants Ontario (ACTO)
  • Joe Hoffer, Cohen Highley LLP
  • Doug Levitt, Horlick Levitt Di Lella LLP
  • Kristin Ley, Cohen Highley LLP
  • Joe Myers, Lawyer/Director, Willowdale Community Legal Services
  • Benjamin Ries, Downtown Legal Services, University of Toronto
  • Emma Sims, Cohen Highley LLP


Fees include attendance, program materials, lunch and break refreshments for each of the 5 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.

Certificate of Program Completion

In order to successfully complete the program and obtain an Osgoode Certificate in Construction Law, participants must attend all program modules and satisfactorily pass an online multiple-choice exam.

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 21 days prior to the program date. If a cancellation request is made with less than 21 days notice, a $150 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:
Stephane McRoberts at smcroberts@osgoode.yorku.ca

Program Details

Date & Time

April 11, 2019
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. EDT
In Person or Webcast


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

Fee per Delegate

$525 plus HST

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Printable Registration Form

Eligible CPD Credit Hours


Who Should Attend

  • Paralegals and Lawyers appearing 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

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

Bruce Parsons, Paralegal

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

Stephen Fielder, Paralegal

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

Mark Spraggett, Paralegal