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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 an emphasis on skills-based learning, with in-class lectures being supplemented with group exercises, role-play simulations, case studies, and peer interactions.

  • 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 health care consent


Program Director

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



Fees include attendance, program materials, lunch and break refreshments 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:
Bernard Sandler at BSandler@osgoode.yorku.ca

Program Details

Date & Time

April 22, 29, May 6, 13 & 20, 2020 
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
In Person & Webcast 


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

Fee per Delegate

$2,595 + HST

Newly Licensed (2017-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

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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