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Fasken Ottawa Symposium (8th Edition)

Ottawa Symposium (Fasken Institute)
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55 Metcalfe St., Suite 1300
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Ottawa, ON
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Fasken's Symposium provides lawyers with educational seminars for continuing professional development (CPD) and will also be of interest to non-lawyers from private and public sector organizations. This complimentary half-day event may be applied towards the Substantive and Professionalism Hours required by the Law Society of Ontario.

  • Learn from recognized legal professionals
  • Network with your peers as you study alongside them
  • Speak and consult with our lawyers

Agenda

  • 8:30 am - 9:00 am Registration and Breakfast
  • 9:00 am - 9:40 am Avoiding Pitfalls when Structuring your Not-for-Profit Corporation and Compliance Risks in Lobbying
  • 9:40 am - 10:20 am Coming Soon to a TV near You: Future Programming Distribution Models
  • 10:20 am - 10:35 am Coffee Break
  • 10:35 am - 11:35 am Human Rights, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace : Why It’s Important and What You Should Know

Topics

9:00 am - 9:40 am: Avoiding Pitfalls when Structuring your Not-for-Profit Corporation and Compliance Risks in Lobbying
Virginia K. Schweitzer and Kyle Morrow

Not-for-Profit corporations have their own rules. This presentation will identify key corporate issues for consideration when incorporating a federal not-for-profit corporation and highlight the legal obligations imposed on directors, employees, officers and volunteers of not-for-profit entities who interact with government officials. It will address commonly overlooked compliance risks in the areas of lobbying, conflicts of interest, gift-giving and hospitality and how to structure the corporation in a compliant manner.

This program contains 40 minutes of Substantive content

9:40 am - 10:20 am: Coming Soon to a TV near You: Future Programming Distribution Models
Scott M. Prescott

On September 22, 2017, the federal Cabinet issued an Order in Council requesting that the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (the Commission) report before June 1, 2018 on future programming distribution models. The federal Cabinet noted that programming is increasingly being made available through online and mobile platforms and that Canadian distributors will have to adapt to the new environment. The Commission responded to that request by holding a public proceeding and invited all stakeholders and members of the public to comment on the issues raised in the Order in Council.

This presentation will summarize the Commission’s report, which will be issued prior to June 1. The report is expected to provide an analysis of how distribution models for programming will evolve and indicate from whom Canadians will access programming. It will also address the extent to which these models will ensure a vibrant domestic market that is capable of supporting the continued creation, production and distribution of Canadian programming, in both official languages, including original entertainment and information programming.

This program contains 40 minutes of Substantive content

10:35 am - 11:35 am Human Rights, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace : Why It’s Important and What You Should Know
Judith Parisien

Ensuring the protection of human rights, equality, diversity and inclusion in the workplace is not simply grounded in legal requirements, it is a wise business practice.

In this one-hour presentation, we will touch upon the various facets of these topics in the workplace, and in the legal workplace in particular. This will include what it means to protect human rights, equality, diversity and inclusion in the workplace, why it is important, who should care about these protections and to whom they apply. We will provide tools and strategies, including best practices, on how and when you should address matters such as discrimination and harassment, as well as specific commentary on the Rules of Professional Conduct and the recent Continuing Professional Development requirements for lawyers.

LSO Accredited EDI

This program contains 1 Equality and Inclusion Professionalism Hour

The Symposium will be presented in English only.

Note: Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP has been approved as an Accredited Provider of Professionalism Content by the Law Society of Ontario.

Cost

The Symposium is complimentary

RSVP

As seating is limited, please RSVP in advance via the form below.

 

Event contact

Andrea Tulloch Marketing Events Specialist +1 416 868 3329