Program Directors

Mary G. Condon

Professor & Former Dean, Osgoode Hall Law School

Lawrence Ritchie

Partner, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

Jordan Solway

Executive Vice President, Legal and Enforcement, Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario




Financial regulation in Canada operates within a unique, multi-layered and rapidly changing legal, political and cultural landscape.

Join an exclusive cohort of financial regulators and get the up-to-date and critical framework and tools you need to strategically identify problems and evaluate solutions to enhance your ability to make more-informed decisions.

While regulation is carefully layered within specific jurisdictional boundaries and discreet mandates, there is a growing need for financial regulators to focus on regulation within the Canadian financial system as a whole in order to better address the increased complexities and the interconnectedness with global events, rapidly changing technology and shifting market, political and public expectations.

Designed by and for financial regulators, this practical OsgoodePD certificate features blended learning, case studies and group discussion to enhance your experience. You will delve into a functional examination of the Canadian legal, administrative, political and cultural framework in order to better evaluate how to optimize regulatory approaches and tools, achieve outcome-based solutions and define regulatory success on a more multi-faceted and holistic level.

You will have the opportunity to engage with leading regulatory and scholarly authorities and experts, as well as your peers from other financial services regulatory bodies across Canada. You will emerge equipped with an improved ability to analyze and prioritize problems, solutions and outcomes from a broader financial regulation perspective and to better navigate complex issues and challenges and adapt to rapidly changing technology and the future of regulation.

Registration includes 30-day unlimited, online access to the recorded program.

What You’ll Learn

How and why the context and framework of the Canadian landscape sets the unique stage for financial services regulation

Techniques for evaluating and prioritizing statutory objectives and mandates within the Canadian financial system

Strategies for enriching fluency with regulation and making smarter regulatory management or compliance decisions

Crucial analytical tools for making and responding to regulatory decisions more effectively

Approaches for tackling challenges involving the public interest, input and future and populist challenges

How to implement an evidence-based framework to assess regulatory effectiveness

Tactics for adapting to rapid change, structural challenges, extraterritoriality and the future of regulation

Approaches for demonstrating comprehension and application of the major concepts and techniques used to inform and improve decision-making across all areas of economic and social regulation

Enhanced methods to establish, implement, enforce, influence or comply with regulations

Analytical techniques for providing internal or external input into regulatory development, review and modification

Tools for integrating key behavioural economics and cost benefit analysis concepts

How to navigate the impacts of technology, including artificial intelligence, machine learning, data analytics and other emerging technologies

Problem-solving insights and tips from other financial services regulatory bodies, intermediary agencies and authorities

Who Should Attend


This program offering is available by invitation only, exclusive to staff members with Canadian financial services regulatory bodies/agencies.


Program Directors

Mary G. Condon

Professor & Former Dean, Osgoode Hall Law School

Lawrence Ritchie

Partner, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

Jordan Solway

Executive Vice President, Legal and Enforcement, Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario

Advisory Board

Sarah Corrigall-Brown

General Counsel, British Columbia Securities Commission

Cristie Ford

Professor, Allard School of Law, University of British Columbia

Naizam Kanji

General Counsel and Executive Vice President, Legal, Ontario Securities Commission

Eric Pan

President & CEO, Investment Company Institute, and Elected Member, The American Law Institute

Judith Robertson

former Commissioner, Financial Consumer Agency of Canada



Feb 3, 4, 5, 11, 12 & 13, 2025

Interested in attending this program? Complete this form to request information about eligibility and registration.

$3,995 + TAX


February 3, 2025

10:00 a.m – 4:30 p.m (ET)

February 4, 2025

10:00 a.m – 4:30 p.m (ET)

February 5, 2025

10:00 a.m – 4:30 p.m (ET)

February 11, 2025

10:00 a.m – 4:30 p.m (ET)

February 12, 2025

10:00 a.m – 4:30 p.m (ET)

February 13, 2025

10:00 a.m – 4:30 p.m (ET)

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Certificate Requirements

To receive an Osgoode Certificate in Canadian Financial Services Regulation, Analysis and Decision-Making, you must view all primer modules, attend all program modules (whether live and/or by viewing program archive), and successfully complete an online assessment, all within 30 days of the last module. 

CPD and Accreditation

Please Note

Final CPD accreditation has yet to be confirmed. The hours below are for the 2024 iteration of the program and should be used as an estimate only. Confirmed hours will be available soon.

OsgoodePD is an accredited provider with the LSO, the Law Society of BC and NY CLE Board. Select your location to view the eligible hours you may claim.

CPD Hours
Contact us for inquiries about other provinces.
Substantive30h 30m
Total CPD33h 30m
Substantive30h 30m
Total CPD33h 30m

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