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On October 17, 2018 the new Cannabis Act comes into effect – with far-reaching implications for Human Resources professionals across the country.

OsgoodePD in co-operation with the Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA), offers this essential guide to the impact of the new law on your workplace.

Through an expert interdisciplinary faculty, you will learn about:

  • Overview: The New Law On Cannabis and Its Impact On the Workplace Status Quo
  • Workplace Safety and the 3 “Ds” (Deterrence, Detection and Development of Policy)
  • Human Rights and Accommodation Issues and Their Solution
  • Medical Marijuana and the Workplace
  • Fitness For Duty: A Positive and Realistic Approach to Designing and Drafting Effective Workplace
  • Policies Under the Cannabis Act and Regulations
  • Special Considerations For Unionized Workplaces



  • Norm Keith, LL.M., Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
  • Jennifer Mathers McHenry, Teplitsky Colson LLP

Our outstanding faculty includes:

  • David Chondon, Crawford Chondon & Partners LLP
  • Dr. Jonathan Davids, Corporate Medical Director/Occupational Health Specialist, DriverCheck Inc.
  • Katherine Ferreira, Koskie Minsky LLP
  • Philip Graham, Koskie Minsky LLP
  • Darryl Hiscocks, Torys LLP
  • John Illingworth, Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
  • Laurie Jessome, Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
  • Krista Kais-Prial, Israel Foulon LLP
  • Jacqueline Luksha, Hicks Morley Hamilton Stewart Storie LLP
  • Asha Rampersad, Lawyer & Human Resource Advisor, Bernardi Human Resource Law LLP
  • Krista Siedlak, Turnpenney Milne LLP


HRPA Accreditation

This program has been approved for 6 continuing professional development (CPD) hours under Section A3 of the continuing professional development (CPD) log of the Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA).


Fees include attendance, program materials, lunch and break refreshments.

Group Discounts

OsgoodePD offers group rates for both on site and webcast formats. Please note these are only available when registering for members of the same organization, at the same time, and payment is made with one invoice.

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.

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:
Paul Truster at ptruster@osgoode.yorku.ca

Program Details

Date & Time

April 4, 2019
9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. EDT
In Person or Webcast

Online Replay
April 26, 2019
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. EDT
Register for the Online Replay


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

Fee per Delegate

$595 plus HST

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Printable Registration Form

Eligible CPD Credit Hours


Who Should Attend

  • HR Directors
  • HR Managers
  • HR VPs

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Approved by HRPA for 6 Continuing Professional Development hours

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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