Program Chair(s)

Dr. Sharon Pyke

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

Nicola Simmons

Keel Cottrelle LLP

Partners

Today’s education system is more challenging than ever

To ensure that the learning rights and safety of all students and staff are not compromised, it is critical that those working in special education have a complete and current understanding of the law and how it guides their day-to-day actions.

The OsgoodePD Legal Guide to Special Education Law program was developed to provide you with a practical, up-to-date understanding of the most pertinent legal challenges in special education law today and give you strategies to deal with them.

What You’ll Learn

The latest human rights case law relating to special education and schools

The positive duty to address allegations of discrimination in the school

Strategies for dealing with violent behavior in schools: protecting students and staff

How does OHSA impact special needs students, their teachers, and other educational workers?

Can a school board refuse to admit a student under the Education Act? Why and how?

Who Should Attend

School Administrators

Teachers

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

Faculty

Program Chairs

Dr. Sharon Pyke

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

Nicola Simmons

Keel Cottrelle LLP

Agenda

View the 2021 program agenda to see what you’ll learn from leading experts.

Register

Jan 20, 2022

$595 + HST

Time

Jan 20, 2022
8:30 am – 3:45 pm (ET)

Dec 1, 2021 & Feb 3, 2022

Register for Legal Guide to Special Education Law and Advanced Issues in Special Education Law (Online, Live) [Bundle]

$895 + HST

Time

December 1, 2021

8:30 am – 3:30 pm (ET)

February 3, 2022

8:30 am – 3:30 pm (ET)

Jan 20 & Mar 3, 2022

Register for Legal Guide to Special Education Law and Advanced Issues in Special Education Law (Online Replay) [Bundle]

$895 + HST

Time

January 20, 2022

8:30 am – 3:30 pm (ET)

March 3, 2022

8:30 am – 3:30 pm (ET)


Printable registration form

If a downloadable form is required, please contact osgoodepd@osgoode.yorku.ca.

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Build to a certificate

This course can build towards Education Law.

CPD & 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
Format
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Substantive5h 25m
EDI45m
Total6h 10m

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