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Flexible attendance options are available. Can't make the live dates? You have 90-day access to online program content, so you can complete course requirements when and where you can.

Get up-to-date on all phases of mining activity, from exploration through closure, including the role and rights of local communities and Indigenous peoples.

Topics include:

  • Fundamentals of mining, mining projects, negotiations and agreements
  • Standards of disclosure for mineral projects
  • Due diligence and risk assessment
  • Global legal systems for acquiring and securing mining rights
  • How to structure investments outside Canada
  • Methods for assessing and mitigating environmental risks
  • Types and sources of financing for mining projects
  • How to comply with international standards of practice
  • Strategies for developing a comprehensive Corporate Social Responsibility program
  • Anti-corruption legislation and policies; the reach of governments in enforcement
  • Drafting effective international arbitration clauses
  • How to develop policies and codes of conduct to protect against risks
  • The Extractive Sector Transparency Measures Act: what you need to know

Program Directors

  • Brian Dominique, Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
  • Catharine Farrow, President, FarExGeoMine Ltd.
  • Ann Watterworth, Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP


  • Julie Abouchar, Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP
  • Luc Arsenault, P.Geo, Senior Manager, Toronto Stock Exchange
  • Eva Bellissimo, McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Wendy Berman, Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
  • Michael J. Bourassa, Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
  • David G. Clarry, Vice President, Corporate Social Responsibility, Hudbay Minerals Inc.
  • Lisa Damiani, General Counsel, New Gold Inc.
  • Nancy Eastman, Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
  • Dr. Catharine Farrow, President, FarExGeoMine Ltd.
  • Ben-Schoeman Geldenhuys, Partner, Deloitte – Canadian Mining Tax Leader & Toronto Mining Leader
  • Carole Gilbert, Norton Rose Fulbright
  • Erik Goldsilver, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Joel Heard, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
  • Kate Kempton, Olthuis Kleer Townshend LLP
  • Christopher Langdon, McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Deborah McCombe, P.Geo, President & CEO, Principal Geologist, RPA Inc.
  • Glenn Nolan, VP Government Affairs, Noront Resources
  • Terri-Lee Oleniuk, Blake Cassels & Graydon LLP
  • Fred Pletcher, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • John Roberts, Executive Advisor, TMAC Resources Inc.
  • Myriam Seers, Torys LLP
  • James M. Small LLB, Willingdon Advisors Ltd.
  • Lawrence Devon Smith, Principal, Mineral Economics, Lawrence Devon Smith & Associates
  • Jeffery A. Snow, Senior Vice President & General Counsel, IAMGOLD Corporation
  • Gray Taylor, Gray Taylor Law
  • Kristin Taylor, Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
  • John A. Terry, Torys LLP
  • Estair Van Wagner, Osgoode Hall Law School
  • Craig Waldie, P.Geo, Senior Geologist, Corporate Finance, Ontario Securities Commission
  • Ann Watterworth, Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
  • Robert Wisner, McMillan LLP
  • Richard Wong, Osler, Hoskin & Harcount LLP


Fees include attendance, program materials, lunch and break refreshments.  Please inquire about group discounts and financial assistance.

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.

Certificate of Program Completion

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

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 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.

Program Lawyer

If you have any questions or would like more information please contact:
Stephen Ahad 

Program Details

Date & Time

April 1, 15, 29,
May 13 & 27, 2019

In Person or Webcast


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

Fee per Delegate

Regular Rate: $4,295 plus HST

Government Rate: $3,795 plus HST

PDAC Members: 20% off regular rate

Registration for this program is now closed.

Eligible CPD Credit Hours


Who Should Attend

  • Mining lawyers in private practice or in-house at mining companies
  • Transactional, Securities, Environmental and Corporate Commercial Lawyers
  • Senior mining company: professionals, in-house engineers, geologists, environmental specialists
  • Government representatives from natural resources departments

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“The beauty of the mining law program is that it cuts through mining from A to Z. One would have thought it is all about law, but it handles processes, risks, markets, violations, approvals, agreements, rights, CSR, etc.” – 2016 participant

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