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Fasken Ottawa Symposium (11th Edition)

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Fasken's Ottawa Symposium provides lawyers with educational sessions for continuing professional development (CPD) and will also be of interest to non-lawyers from private and public sector organizations.

The Ottawa Symposium will be completely virtual and, by attending this half-day series of webinars, you can receive up to three hours of education that can be applied towards your CPD requirements.


  • 8:20 - 8:30 am Registration
  • 8:30 - 9:30 am Developing Employment Law – New Requirements and Obligations
  • 9:30 - 9:40 am Break
  • 9:40 - 10:40 am How to Navigate Potential Foreign Corruption
  • 10:40 - 10:50 am Break
  • 10:50 - 11:50 am Reconciliation in Canada: Striving for Equity
  • 11:50 am - 12:00 pm Closing Remarks


8:30 am - 9:30 am Developing Employment Law – New Requirements and Obligations

Fasken Speakers: Véronique Champoux, Associate and Boris Subara, Associate

The last two years have seen significant changes to employment law, including new legislative requirements. As employers work to implement these changes alongside returns to work and dealing with new workforce realities, this panel will cover:

  • Ontario’s new disconnecting from work policy requirements
  • Ontario’s impending requirements for policies on electronic monitoring of employees
  • Ontario’s new restrictions on post-employment non-competition requirements
  • Federally regulated employers’ new “pay transparency” reporting obligations

This session is eligible for 1 hour of Substantive content.


9:40 am - 10:40 am How to Navigate Potential Foreign Corruption

Fasken Speakers: Patrick McCann, Counsel and Nabila Abdul Malik, Associate

The world has become more connected than ever. However with the greater ease of access to others around the world, comes new risks to those who want to do business outside of their home country. The presentation will discuss key concerns and potential pitfalls for Canadians doing business in foreign jurisdictions, focusing on developing countries, and key considerations within relevant Canadian legislation when dealing in foreign jurisdictions.

This session is eligible for 1 hour of Substantive content.


10:50 am - 11:50 am Reconciliation in Canada: Striving for Equity

Guest Speaker: Chris McLeod, CEO, NVision Insight Group

In this session we will explore the path toward reconciliation in Canada including perspectives from Indigenous communities, leaders and knowledge keepers. Reconciliation requires participation from every person, business and organization in this country and a commitment to support the TRC Calls to Action and the principles of UNDRIP. We will explore practical examples of reconciliation and some of the ideas around how individuals, groups and entities can take reconciliation action today.

This program contains 1 EDI Professionalism Hour.

LSO Accredited EDI


The Symposium will be presented in English only. 


The Symposium is complimentary


The Symposium is offered via webinar only 

3Hours Available Via Webinar
Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP has been approved as an Accredited Provider of Professionalism Content by the Law Society of Ontario. The hours from the non-accredited seminars may be applied towards the 9 Substantive Hours of annual CPD required by the Law Society of Ontario.
A confirmation of participation will be sent to you for your continuing education hours with the Barreau du Québec.
For CPD/CLE in other jurisdictions, please contact your local Law Society.

Event contact

Andrea Tulloch Marketing Events Manager +1 416 868 3329

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