Program Chair(s)

Dr. Sharon Pyke

Superintendent of Education – Student Well-Being, Greater Essex County District School Board

Naveen Hassan

Borden Ladner Gervais LLP


Engage with experts and peers on the most pressing current and emerging issues in mental health law for children and youth.

Developed based on your requests for a program that would bring together legal, health care, mental health, education and law enforcement professional, this annual OsgoodePD program brings together these professionals for a comprehensive one-day update of essential, current and emerging issues, together with practical legal advice on how to deal with them.

You’ll walk away with knowledge, tools, strategies and tactics that will help you tackle these complex legal issues in your day-to-day working life.

Can’t Make the Date? Registration includes 120-day unlimited, online access to the recorded program.

What You’ll Learn

The law guiding your actions: what is applicable to children’s mental health?

Community collaboration challenges, the role of educators and the complexities that arise in the context of criminal law, in addition to the constantly evolving case law

The historical and contemporary mental health challenges of Black and Indigenous children and youth

The ins and outs of representing children in family law: interacting with the Office of the Children’s Lawyer

Privacy, confidentiality and information sharing in the context of children and youth with mental health challenges

Who Should Attend

School Administrators/Directors of Education/Supervisory Officers

Mental health leads


Health care risk managers

Representatives from hospitals, psychiatric facilities and community care agencies

Psychiatrists, physicians, nurses and other licensed medical professionals

Lawyers in private practice specializing in health, criminal or education law

Crown lawyers

Government and public policy advisors

Expert witnesses and mental health consultants

Mental health patient advocates

Social workers

Health and social service professionals

Law enforcement officers

Corrections and rehabilitation service representatives


Program Chairs

Naveen Hassan

Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

Dr. Sharon Pyke

Superintendent of Education – Student Well-Being, Greater Essex County District School Board


View the 2021 program agenda to see what you’ll learn from leading experts.  A  detailed agenda for the upcoming program will be available soon. 


Apr 6, 2022

$595 + HST


Apr 6, 2022
8:30 am – 4:00 pm (ET)

May 4, 2022

$595 + HST


May 4, 2022
8:30 am – 4:00 pm (ET)

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Build to a certificate

This course can build towards Education Law.

CPD and Accreditation

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
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Substantive5h 15m
Total6h 15m

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