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This program is part of The Osgoode Certificate in Canadian Securities Law and Practice. 

The regulation of Canadian securities is complex and evolving, with the policies and priorities of the various regulators and their shared activities trying to keep pace. New and emerging areas of securities law have special rules that can be confusing. Staying current and building comprehensive expertise in securities law is a challenge.

This intensive course, taught by an expert faculty drawn from private practice and regulators, will give you a practical understanding of the fundamentals of current Canadian securities law and practice. It will cover:

  • Principal elements of securities regulation across Canada
  • Mutual Reliance Review System and Passport System
  • Regulatory Burden Reduction Initiatives
  • Types of securities that can be offered through private placements
  • Overview of exemption criteria for private placements across Canada
  • Current and emerging trends in securities litigation and enforcement
  • Preparing the documentation for a public offering: key considerations
  • Public mergers and acquisitions – arrangements and new rules for takeover bids
  • Corporate governance: best practices for public companies
  • Ethics in private placements and public offerings



  • Heather Zordel, Gardiner Roberts LLP
  • Grant Vingoe, Vice Chair, Ontario Securities Commission

Faculty includes:

  • Aaron Atkinson, Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP
  • Erez Blumberger, President, AUM Law
  • Sarah Bradley, Ombudsman and CEO, Ombudsman for Banking Services and Investments
  • Keith R. Chatwin, Stikeman Elliott LLP (Calgary)
  • Mary G. Condon, Professor, Osgoode Hall Law School
  • Kevan Cowan, Chief Executive Officer, Capital Markets Authority Implementation Organization
  • Alex Gorka, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
  • Naizam Kanji, Director, Office of Mergers & Acquisitions, Ontario Securities Commission
  • Michael Partridge, Goodmans LLP
  • Kimberly Poster, Chief Legal Counsel and Senior Vice President, AUM Law
  • Leila Rafi, McMillan LLP
  • Johanna Superina, Deputy Director, Enforcement Branch, Ontario Securities Commission
  • Philippe Tardif, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Sean Vanderpol, Stikeman Elliott LLP
  • John Wilkin, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
  • Rachel Young, Senior Litigation Counsel, Ontario Securities Commission


Group Discounts and Financial Assistance

For boardroom and multi-purchase rates, please email us.
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.  For financial assistance, please email financialaid-opd@osgoode.yorku.ca


After your purchase is complete, the course will appear in the Order History of your OsgoodePD account with a link to "Take Online Course". Once you click "Take Online Course" you will be forwarded to the Moodle page with the materials link. The program video link with be unlocked on the day of the program. You will have access to the video for 90 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. In the event of program cancellation, York University and Osgoode Hall Law School’s liability is limited to reimbursement of paid fees.

Cancellations, Substitutions 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 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.


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Date Recorded

June 5, 12, 19 & 26, 2019

Program Details

Date & Time

September 26-27, 2019
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m EDT


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Fee per Delegate

$1,495 plus HST

Newly Licensed (2016-2019): 50% off the regular rate

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Eligible CPD Credit Hours


Who Should Attend

  • Junior and mid-level associates practicing in corporate and securities law
  • Lawyers who want to develop their securities law expertise
  • Regulators
  • Investment dealers and advisors
  • Corporate executives
  • Finance Officers
  • Civil litigators who practice securities litigation

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