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In five intensive one-day modules you will develop a comprehensive knowledge of the multidisciplinary nature of elder law, 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.

Join a growing list of past attendees in gaining critical insights into elder law including:

  • 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 Directors

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

Advisory Board

  • Clare Burns, Weir Foulds LLP
  • Arthur Fish, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Mark Handelman, Firm Counsel, WEL Partners
  • Kathryn Pilkington, Director of Professional Services and Health Policy, AdvantAge Ontario


  • Benjamin Arkin, Arkin Estate Law Professional Corporation
  • Christopher Assié, Neuberger & Partners LLP
  • Lauren Bates, Legal and Policy Writer and Researcher
  • Kelley Bryan, Perez Bryan Procope LLP
  • Clare Burns, WeirFoulds LLP
  • Dr. Carole Cohen, Clinical Director, Community Psychiatric Services for the Elderly, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
  • The Hon. Justice Bernadette Dietrich, Ontario Superior Court of Justice
  • Mary Jane Dykeman, DDO Health Law
  • Arthur Fish, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Suzan Fraser, Principal, Fraser Advocacy
  • Matthew Furrow, Goddard Gamage LLP
  • Jan Goddard, Goddard Gamage LLP
  • Mark Handelman, BA, LLB, MHSC (Bioethics), Firm Counsel, Whaley Estate Litigation
  • D’Arcy J. Hiltz, Barrister & Solicitor
  • Kerry Knickle, LLM (ADR), Communication Matters: INSERSA, Director, Simulated Participant Program, The Michener Institute 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
  • Nina Lester, Senior Lawyer Member, Consent & Capacity Board
  • Wendy Lewis, Senior Manager, Compliance and Enforcement, Long-Term Care Inspections , Long-Term Care Homes Division, Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care
  • Karen A. Lindsay-Skynner, Barrister & Solicitor
  • Clara McGregor, Staff Litigation Lawyer, Advocacy Centre for the Elderly (ACE)
  • Nancy McNaughton, Med, PhD, Communication Matters: INSERSA, Director, Simulated Participant Program, The Michener Institute at UHN
  • Faith Madden, Manager, Home and Community Care, Mississauga Halton Local Health Integration Network
  • Jael Marques de Sousa, Counsel, Office of the Public Guardian and Trustee
  • Kate Mazzucco, Beacon Law
  • Jane E. Meadus, Barrister and Solicitor, Institutional Advocate, Advocacy Centre for the Elderly (ACE)
  • Angelique Moss, Casey & Moss LLP
  • Michael R. Newell, Assistant Crown Attorney, Durham Region
  • Patrizia Piccolo, Piccolo Heath LLP
  • Alfonso E. Campos Reales, Lerners LLP
  • Shawn Richard, Lenkinski Law
  • Lonny Rosen, CS, Rosen Sunshine LLP
  • Karen Steward, Staff Litigation Lawyer, Advocacy Centre for the Elderly (ACE)
  • Anita Szigeti, Anita Szigeti Advocates
  • Laura Tamblyn Watts, Chief Public Policy Officer, CARP
  • Judith A. Wahl, Wahl Elder Law
  • Kimberly A. Whaley, WEL Partners
  • Graham Webb, Executive Director, Advocacy Centre for the Elderly (ACE)
  • Moira Welsh, Investigative Reporter, Toronto Star
  • Ivan Zinger, JD, PhD, Correctional Investigator of Canada, Government of Canada


Certificate of Program Completion

You will receive a certificate upon completion of The Osgoode Certificate in Elder Law. Participants must attend the program modules and successfully complete the take-home assignment to receive a certificate.


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.

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.


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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

January 29, February 12 & 26, March 19, April 3, 2019
5 modules over 9 Weeks
In Person


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

Fee per Delegate

$2,595 plus HST

Registration for this program is now closed.

Eligible CPD Credit Hours


Who Should Attend

  • Lawyers in private practice, practicing in the areas of elder law, health law, wills and estates, family law and estate litigation
  • In-house counsel advising on the above areas
  • 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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