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According to Canada’s recent census, the number of seniors outweighs the number of Canadians aged 14 and under.  As a professional who works with or advises elderly persons, it is imperative you have a grasp on the multidisciplinary nature of elder law, along with your obligations.

Over five, intensive one-day modules – spread out over multiple weeks – you will develop a comprehensive knowledge, gain practical and relevant information of the various areas of law that intersect with caring for elderly clients and expand your professional network.

This program goes beyond the traditional approach to the subject matter and explores the aging process to better understand the circumstances of older adults. There is emphasis on skills-based learning, with in-class lectures being supplemented with group exercises, role play simulations, case studies and peer interactions.

  • The impact of COVID-19 on elder law today and in the future
  • The role of advocacy: tips for being an effective advocate for older adults
  • The aging process and recognizing and combating ageism
  • Tackling the misuse of powers of attorney
  • The role of the Public Guardian and Trustee
  • Privacy rights in long-term care, retirement and community settings
  • Tackling elder investment fraud and financial exploitation
  • The latest on capacity, substitute decision making and healthcare consent


Program Directors

  • Jane E. Meadus, Barrister and Solicitor, Institutional Advocate, Advocacy Centre for the Elderly (ACE)
  • Alexander Procope, Perez Bryan Procope LLP

Advisory Board

  • Clare Burns, Barrister and Solicitor, Institutional Advocate, Advocacy Centre for the Elderly (ACE)
  • Arthur Fish, Perez Bryan Procope LLP
  • Mark Handelman, Firm Counsel, WEL Partners
  • Kathryn Pilkington, Director of Professional Services and Health Policy, AdvantAge Ontario

Program Faculty

  • Benjamin D. Arkin, Arkin Furrow Estate Law LLP
  • Karon Bales, Bales Beall LLP
  • Kelley Bryan, Perez Bryan Procope LLP
  • Clare Burns, WeirFoulds LLP
  • Mary Jane Dykeman, INQ Data Law
  • Suzan Fraser, Fraser Advocacy
  • The Hon. Justice Eileen E. Gillese, Court of Appeal for Ontario
  • Jan Goddard, Goddard Gamage LLP
  • D’Arcy J. Hiltz, Barrister & Solicitor
  • Heather Hogan, Counsel, Office of the Public Guardian & Trustee
  • Krista James, National Director, Canadian Centre for Elder Law
  • Kerry Knickle, LLM (ADR), Communication Matters: INESRA, Director, Simulated Participant Program, The Michener Institute of Education at UHN
  • David Lepofsky, Visiting Professor (Part‑Time), Osgoode Hall Law School, York University; Adjunct Faculty, University of Toronto Faculty of Law; Chair, AODA Alliance
  • Barbara Liu, MD, FRCPC, Executive Director, Regional Geriatric Programof Toronto; Geriatric Medicine Postgraduate Program Director, University of Toronto
  • Faith Madden, Manager, Home and Community Care, Mississauga Halton Local
  • Nancy McNaughton, Med, PhD, Communication Matters: INESRA, Director, Centre for Learning, Innovation and Simulation, The Michener Institute of Education at UHN
  • Jane Meadus, Barrister and Solicitor, Institutional Advocate, Advocacy Centre for the Elderly
  • Melissa Miller, Howie Sacks & Henry LLP
  • Michael R. Newell, Deputy Crown Attorney, Durham Region, Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General
  • Albert H. Oosterhoff, Firm Counsel, WEL Partners, Professor Emeritus, Faculty of Law, Western University
  • Lora Patton, Full-time Vice-Chair, Consent and Capacity Board
  • Patrizia Piccolo, Piccolo Heath LLP
  • Alexander Procope, Perez Bryan Procope LLP
  • Lonny Rosen, CS, Rosen Sunshine LLP
  • Karen Steward, Staff Lawyer, Advocacy Centre for the Elderly (ACE)
  • Judith A. Wahl, Wahl Elder Law, Past Executive Director, Advocacy Centre for the Elderly
  • Meghan Walker, Will Davidson LLP
  • Laura Tamblyn Watts, President, CanAge
  • Graham Webb, Executive Director, Advocacy Centre for the Elderly (ACE)
  • Kim Whaley, WEL Partners
  • Ivan Zinger, JD, PhD, Correctional Investigator of Canada, Office of the Correctional Investigator


Fees include attendance and program materials for each of the days of the program. The price does not include accommodations. Please inquire about group discounts and financial assistance. 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.

Substitutions, Cancellations and Refunds

Substitution of registrants is permitted at any time. If you are unable to find a substitute a full refund (less $75 administration fee) is available if a cancellation request is received in writing 14 days prior to the program date. 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:
Myrsini Zacharakis at mzacharakis@osgoode.yorku.ca

Program Details

Date & Time

March 31 & April 7, 14, 21, 28, 2021
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. EDT


Online - Live, interactive

Fee per Delegate

$2,595 + HST

Newly Licensed (2018-Present): $1,297.50 + HST

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Eligible CPD Credit Hours


Who Should Attend

  • Lawyers in private practice, practicing in the areas of elder law, health law, wills & estates, family law, and estate litigation
  • In-house counsel
  • Government lawyers
  • Long Term care home personnel, including: Owners/operators, presidents/CEOs, managers, administrators
  • Physicians and nurses
  • Risk managers in hospital
  • Social workers
  • Allied health professionals

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“Great breadth of perspectives.”
Molly Rottering, Paralegal, Advocacy Centre for the Elderly

“The program was quite informative and eye-opening. It delves into the nuances of everything you need to know about consent and capacity.”
Angeline Douglas, Paralegal, Advocacy Centre for the Elderly

“Each session is filled with relevant, important information, presented by knowledgeable presenters.”
Kathleen Wodzinski, Paralegal/Community Legal Worker, Community Legal Assistance Sarnia

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