22nd Annual Event!
RegPro2018 - Professional Regulation & Discipline
Protect the Integrity of Your Profession and the Public Interest with Effective Complaints, Investigation, and Resolution Processes
April 10 - 11, 2018 · Toronto, Ontario
Featuring These Industry Experts
Benjamin Alarie, CEO and Founder, Blue J Legal; Osler Chair in Business Law, University of Toronto
Benjamin Alarie is an expert author in taxation law and in constitutional law with respect to issues of taxation and fiscal federalism, as well as a scholar of judicial behaviour and politics. Main research interests include tax law, tax policy, judicial decision-making, law and economics. As Associate Dean of the law school (2011-2015), he co-chaired reform of first year of the JD program, including curriculum development and design of new courses in legal methods and legal research and writing. As chair of the JD Admissions Committee (2012-present), targets the most promising students in the world for admission by pairing good old-fashioned committee review with the judicious use of statistics. Ben previously served as law clerk to Madam Justice Louise Arbour of the Supreme Court of Canada.
Nancy Awwad, Director, Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC)
Nancy Awwad is a seasoned finance and management professional with over fourteen years of rich experience in developing and evolving organisational strategy.
Her resume reflects the magnitude of this experience; through expertise in: finance planning, strategic vision/ tactical implementation, project management excellence and revenue growth and management. An expert in architecting bespoke client experience programs/ strategy to deliver major client experience improvements. Nancy is accredited as a Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant (RCIC).
Claude Balthazard, Vice-President, Regulatory Affairs and Registrar, Human Resources Professionals Association
Claude Balthazard, PhD, has over 20 years of professional experience in Human Resources in academia, government, consulting, and business. He responsibilities include ensuring that HRPA is diligently discharging its regulatory mandate and that it is proactively doing what it can to ensure the Human Resources profession is serving the public interest in Ontario. Claude has a Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Waterloo, is a registered psychologist in the Province of Ontario, and holds the Certified Human Resources Leader (CHRL) designation. He joined HRPA in March 2007.
Chantal Belisle, Director, Investigations and Hearings, Ontario College of Teachers
Chantal Belisle was first employed by the College in 2008 as a bilingual Investigator and she has held other positions in the organization including that of a secondment to the Complaint Resolution Program, and that of a bilingual Program Officer in Accreditation. Chantal holds Principal's Qualifications as well as a Master of Laws degree, through York University's Osgoode Hall Law School, and has advanced certification in dispute resolution and mediation through York University. Prior to arriving at the College, Chantal was a teacher for 16 years in Simcoe County with the Catholic as well as the public French language school boards. Chantal's other professional experience includes participation on initiatives for the Ministry of Education and a roster member with York University's ADR program.
Dean Benard, President, Benard + Associates
Dean Benard has been an investigator for over 20 years in the areas of regulatory, workplace, and criminal investigations. He has investigated hundreds of matters involving allegations of professional misconduct, harassment, and discrimination. His eclectic background includes positions as a Registered Nurse, Police Officer, and Manager of Investigations. Dean Benard founded Benard + Associates in 2004 with a vision to integrate his expertise in investigations and mediation, and develop unique and effective approaches for all his clients. Dean has been an investigator for over 20 years and has established himself as an expert in his field. As a former registered nurse, police officer, regulatory investigator and manager, as well as a seasoned workplace investigator, Dean is frequently sought after to take on complex and high profile investigations. He has built a strong client base through the consistent delivery of high quality investigation and mediation services.
Natasha Danson, Associate, Steinecke Maciura LeBlanc (SML)
Natasha Danson advises and represents clients in all areas of professional regulation, with a focus on matters related to complaint investigation, discipline and unauthorized practice. Danson also advises regulators on employment and human resources matters and has a particular interest in human rights. She volunteers as amicus counsel at the Divisional Court for Pro Bono Ontario. She sits on the University Health Network's Research and Ethics Board and is an editorial board member for Health Law in Canada, published by LexisNexis. She is also an executive board member of the Ontario Bar Association's Health Law Section. Natasha completed a Bachelor of Arts and Science (Honours) at McMaster University and obtained her law degree from the University of Ottawa. She is also a member and former executive board member of the Ontario Bar Association's Health Law Section.
Irwin Fefergrad, Registrar, Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario
Irwin Fefergrad, CS, BA, BCL, LLB, has the distinction of being the first lawyer in the history of the Law Society of Upper Canada to achieve a double specialty in civil litigation and in health law. He is also the first Ontario lawyer to receive a specialty in the practice of health law. In private practice for nearly 30 years, in 2000 he was appointed the Registrar/Chief Executive Officer of the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario. Mr. Fefergrad also served as the Executive Director of the Canadian Dental Regulatory Authorities Federation until December 31, 2015, the only organization that speaks for the over 18,000 dentists in Canada on professional regulatory issues related to the practice of dentistry.
Jordan Glick, Partner, WeirFoulds LLP
Jordan Glick acts in defence of those charged with business crimes and assists clients facing regulatory proceedings before the Ontario Securities Commission and other financial regulators. Jordan acts as part of the Ontario Securities Commission's Litigation Assistance Program, which provides pro bono representation to individuals facing enforcement proceedings. Jordan acts as external counsel for a variety of self-regulating colleges and organizations where he conducts discipline, incompetence and fitness to practice proceedings, and provides litigation support in areas including registration, privacy, proceedings administered under the Provincial Offences Act and civil litigation. Jordan additionally has extensive experience defending professionals under investigation and in discipline proceedings. Jordan additionally provides advice and litigation support to individuals, corporations and governmental institutions regarding privacy law and making or responding to access to information requests.
Patricia Harper, Partner, Keel Cottrelle LLP
Prior to attending law school, Patricia Harper enjoyed a five-year career as a teacher at a private high school in Toronto, teaching senior level humanities and social science courses. A broad civil litigation and administrative law practice, serving both private and public sector clients, she acts for both plaintiffs and defendants in a wide range of litigation matters and have represented clients before various levels of the Superior Court of Justice. Having appeared before numerous administrative bodies including the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal, the Ontario Municipal Board, and the Financial Services Tribunal, in addition, to frequently acting as prosecution counsel in the professional regulatory context.
Lai-King Hum, Principal, Hum Law
After years of practice at top-tier national firms in Montreal and Toronto, in 2014, Lai-King Hum, founded Hum Law Firm, a boutique employment law/human rights firm in downtown Toronto. Lai also practices in the areas of administrative law and litigation. Lai provides her expertise to businesses, non-profit organizations, and individuals for matters across Canada. She writes and presents in these areas, as well as leadership and diversity, and has appeared in various levels of court and tribunals. Licensed as a lawyer in both the Ontario Bar and Quebec Bar, she offers legal services in English and French for employers and employees seeking Workplace and Employment Law advice. She also speaks conversational Mandarin and Toisin Chinese dialects. Lai is also a member of ADR Ontario, and offers mediation in English and French for workplace disputes and employment law matters.
Jasmeet Kala, Associate, Keel Cottrelle LLP
Jasmeet Kala has appeared before the Tax Court of Canada, the Ontario Court of Justice and the Ontario Superior Court of Justice (Civil), and has been engaged in several private Arbitrations with respect to Insurance Law matters. She has also participated in various human rights law, administrative law and civil litigation matters. In addition to legal practice, she actively assists with Keel Cottrelle's Student Program and contributes to writing for the firm's newsletters. Prior to attending law school, Kala was a secondary school teacher with the Peel Board of Education.
Justice Anne Molloy, Superior Court of Justice, Ontario Courts
The Honourable Madam Justice Anne Molloy has been a judge of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice since 1995. Called to the Ontario Bar in 1980, her practice was initially concentrated in the fields of civil and commercial litigation, with a strong side interest in human rights law. In 1988, while a partner in the litigation department of MacMillan Binch, she took a leave of absence to become Legal Director of the Ontario Human Rights Commission. Thereafter she decided to concentrate entirely on public law. For the five years prior to her appointment to the bench, she was legal counsel to the Advocacy Resource Centre for the Handicapped (ARCH) where she did test case litigation involving the equality rights of persons with disabilities. Madam Justice Molloy's duties in the Superior Court of Justice have included civil, criminal and Divisional Court work. She is a member of the Ontario Courts Accessibility Committee and sits on the Board of the Ontario Justice Education Network.
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