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Are you equipped to tackle the issues affecting classrooms today?

Professionals across the Education sector—from educators, to administrators, to school board officials and lawyers—are dealing with rapidly-shifting policies every day. In this dynamic context, you need a solid understanding of the laws governing the education system.

The education environment you work in is more demanding than ever. The Ontario school system and its governing legal framework continues to evolve as new challenges and issues arise. Using case studies and real-life examples, this OsgoodePD program has been developed by experts in education law to provide a foundation in the most pertinent legal issues confronting educational professionals and legal advisors today.

You will learn strategies and gain knowledge that you can apply immediately. Long after the course is over, the course materials will serve as a valuable resource.

This is a required course for the Certificate in Education Law. Due to administrative changes, all required and elective courses for the Certificate must be completed by August 31, 2024.

What You’ll Learn

How to apply Equity & Anti-Racism principles in the Education context

Understanding mental health law issues in schools

How the Charter and the Ontario Human Rights Code impact your day-to-day decisions, such as disability rights, religious accommodations, and freedom of expression

Family law issues affecting schools, such as rights of the child and the parent, custody and access, child protection, foster care, and homelessness

Privacy rights and search and seizure issues in schools

Police protocols in schools and the Youth Criminal Justice Act

Your role and responsibilities in relation to the dangers of cyberspace

Who Should Attend

School Administrators


Supervisory Officers

School trustees

Directors of Education

School board staff

Representatives from Federations, the Ministry of Education, and Ontario College of Teachers

Advocates for students and parents

Legal practitioners – education law practitioners


Program Chairs

Nicola Simmons

Partner, Keel Cottrelle LLP

Alex Battick

Principal Lawyer, Battick Legal Advisory



View the program brochure and agenda to see what you’ll learn from leading experts.


Recorded: Feb 22, 2024

$995 + TAX

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“Is financial assistance or funding available?”

As law evolves, we know how important it is to stay up to date. We also understand the financial implications of continuously upgrading your professional skills and knowledge. For more information on available options, including Job Grants, OSAP, please visit:

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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Substantive9h 55m
Total10h 55m

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Frequently Asked Questions

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