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.
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.
Jill Dougherty, Partner, WeirFoulds LLP
Jill Dougherty has extensive experience in public law and civil litigation, with a focus on professional self-regulation and discipline, judicial review of government decision-making, alcohol and gaming and access to information and privacy. Jill regularly appears as counsel before the trial and appellate courts and administrative tribunals in many aspects of public law. She also acts as prosecuting counsel on behalf of a wide variety of professional self-regulatory bodies in discipline and fitness to practise matters, and serves as Independent Legal Counsel in registration appeals and discipline and fitness to practise hearings. Jill is a regular speaker at the two major annual conferences for professional regulators in North America, Council on Licensure, Enforcement and Regulation (CLEAR) and Canadian Network of Agencies for Regulation (CNAR).
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 Ontario to achieve a double specialty in Civil Litigation and in Health Law. He currently maintains his specialty in Health Law. In private practice for nearly 30 years, in 2000 he was appointed the Registrar of the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario. Mr. Fefergrad also holds the position of Executive Director of the International Society of Dental Regulators, an organization addressing regulatory concerns on an international level. He is is the Chair of the Advisory Group for Regulatory Excellence (AGRE) in Ontario. He was appointed Assistant Professor (adjunct) at the University of Toronto, Faculty of Dentistry where he is the course director of the ethics program
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
Patricia Harper enjoys a broad civil litigation and administrative law practice, serving both private and public sector clients. She represents clients in a wide range of litigation matters, including employment and procurement litigation, and has represented clients before various levels of the Superior Court of Justice. Patricia has appeared before numerous administrative bodies including the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal, the Ontario Municipal Board, and the Financial Services Tribunal. Patricia frequently acts for professional regulators, either as prosecution counsel or independent legal counsel to panels or tribunals.
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 harassment and discrimination, and has appeared in various levels of court and tribunals. In addition to her practice, Lai was also appointed as one of three Harassment and Discrimination Counsel, for the Harassment and Discrimination Counsel Program, funded by the Law Society of Ontario. She is also a Deputy Judge for Toronto Small Claims Court. She is 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 engages in a diverse practice involving administrative law, including professional discipline, as well as civil litigation and employment law. She has acted as prosecution counsel for professional regulators and has also advocated for clients before the Ontario Court of Justice, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice (Civil) and the Tax Court of Canada. Jasmeet has also engaged in several private Arbitrations with respect to insurance law matters. Prior to attending law school, Jasmeet was a secondary school teacher with the Peel Board of Education.
Yusra Siddiquee, Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright
Ms. Siddiquee develops corporate immigration strategies and facilitates the temporary and permanent entry of senior executives and key personnel of Canadian and multinational corporations. Her practice is not limited to Canada, as she is experienced in facilitating visas and permits to global destinations. She assists clients in developing internal immigration compliance policies for frequent business travellers. She also assists companies in determining the human capital costs when bidding on international projects. As well, she provides extensive training to human resource professionals and in-house counsel on the implementation and execution of immigration policies and processes. From an employment law perspective, she advises clients on the employment and termination of foreign workers. Ms. Siddiquee's practice is focused on assisting clients in the engineering, telecommunications, information technology, health sciences and energy sectors.
Other Upcoming Events: Courses and Training Seminars
Managing Your Duty to Accommodate
Ottawa, Ontario · March 27 - 28, 2018
Public Sector Internal Controls - Toronto
Toronto, Ontario · March 27 - 28, 2018
Municipal Issues in the Legalization of Cannabis
Vancouver, British Columbia · April 17 - 18, 2018
Public Sector Internal Controls - Ottawa
Ottawa, Ontario · May 29 - 30, 2018
Strategic Policy Development for the Public Sector
Ottawa, Ontario · May 29 - 30, 2018
Big Data and Analytics for the Public Sector
Toronto, Ontario · May 29 - 30, 2018