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

Do you have clients with listings on the Toronto Stock Exchange or TSX Venture Exchange?  Join this program to quickly gain the essential skills to properly conduct public market transactions on the TSX and TSX Venture Exchange.

This unique program offers training focused specifically on the framework and rules of the TSX and TSX Venture Exchange. Get the working knowledge you need of the fundamentals and listing requirements. Join leading securities law practitioners and TMX Group staff to gain in-depth knowledge on the following topics:

  • TSX and TSX Venture Exchange fundamentals (and key differences between the exchanges)
  • Step-by-step requirements for filing a listing for a client on the TSX or TSX Venture Exchange
  • Best practices, with a focus on:
    • Forms,
    • Rules,
    • National Instruments,
    • Interpretations, and
    • Published Listing Requirements and Unwritten Requirements
  • Funding Mechanisms: an in-depth look at Prospectus Offerings and Private Placements
  • Proper considerations for the acquisition of a public company
  • Best practices for developing a collaborative working relationship with in-house counsel, as explained by leading in-house practitioners
  • Process and documentation required for reverse takeovers
  • The building blocks for a successful and principled investor relations program
  • Ongoing corporate governance requirements


Program Chair

  • Charlotte Bell, Senior Policy Counsel, General Counsel’s Office, TMX

Advisory Board:

  • Georges Dubé, Mcmillan LLP
  • Sivan Fox, Vice President, Legal and Corporate Secretary, Dundee Corporation
  • Cheryl Graden, Senior Vice President, Group Head of Legal and Business Affairs and Corporate Secretary,
    TMX Group
  • D’Arcy Nordick, Partner, Stikeman Elliott LLP
  • Edward J. Waitzer, Partner, Stikeman Elliott LLP


  • Tim Babcock, Managing Director, Capital Formation, TSX Venture Exchange
  • Jennifer Campbell, Partner, Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
  • Adrienne Fong, Senior Manager, TSX
  • Jeff Foster, Head Business Development, TMX Equity Trading
  • Bradley A. Freelan, Partner, Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
  • Sally Gillies, Senior Manager, Geologist, TMX Group
  • Ramandeep K. Grewal, Partner, Stikeman Elliott LLP
  • Jeff Hershenfield, Partner, Stikeman Elliott LLP
  • Natalie Ho, Senior Manager, TSX Venture Exchange
  • Vaughn MacLellan, Partner, DLA Piper LLP
  • David Mendicino, Senior Legal Counsel, Ontario Securities Commission
  • D’Arcy Nordick, Stikeman Elliott LLP
  • Joe Racanelli, Director, Investor Relations and Communication, Sherritt International Corporation
  • Selma Thaver, Senior Manager, TSX
  • R. David Toyoda, Associate Counsel, Boughton Law Corporation
  • Catherine Youdan, Partner, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
  • Heather Zordel, Partner, Gardiner Roberts LLP



Fees include attendance, program materials, dinner 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 Intensive 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:
Stephen Ahad 

Program Details

Date & Time

November 6 & 7, 2019
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. EST
In Person Only


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

Fee per Delegate

$750.00 + HST

Newly Licensed (2016 - 2019) Rate:
$375 + HST

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Eligible CPD Credit Hours


Who Should Attend

  • Lawyers who want to develop a solid understanding of the TSX and TSX Venture Exchange landscape
  • Junior and mid-level associates practicing in corporate and securities law
  • Civil litigators who practice securities litigation
  • Corporate executives
  • Finance officers
  • Investor relations personnel
  • Investment dealers and advisors
  • Regulators

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“Fantastic program.”
Julius Jn-Baptiste, Legal Counsel, Corporate Finance, Ontario Securities Commission

“Great balance of detail and overview. Case studies were great.”
Anish Shrimankar, RBC Capital Markets

“Charlotte did an amazing job organizing this course which should be followed by all young securities lawyers.”
Guillaume Saliah, Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP

“In a short amount of time it provided a vast majority of extremely important information.”

“Closely related to my line of work. Very useful. Thank you.”

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.