The Osgoode Certificate in Elder Law

As a professional working with the elderly, it is imperative you have a grasp on the multidisciplinary nature of elder law, along with your obligations.

Over five, intensive one-day modules – spread out over 5 weeks – you will develop comprehensive knowledge, gain practical and relevant information of the various areas of law that intersect with caring for elderly clients and expand your professional network.This program goes beyond the traditional approach to the subject matter and explores the aging process to better understand the circumstances of older adults.

There is an emphasis on skills-based learning, with in-class lectures being supplemented with group exercises, role-play simulations, case studies and peer interactions.
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What You Will Learn:

  • The impact of COVID-19 on elder law today and in the future
  • The role of advocacy: tips for being an effective advocate for older adults
  • The aging process and recognizing and combating ageism
  • Tackling the misuse of powers of attorney
  • The role of the Public Guardian and Trustee
  • Privacy rights in long term care, retirement and community settings
  • Tackling elder investment fraud and financial exploitation
  • The latest on capacity, substitute decision making and health care consent

Who Should Take This Program:

  • Lawyers in private practice, practicing in the areas of elder law, health law, wills & estates, family law, and estate litigation
  • In-house counsel
  • Government lawyers
  • Physicians and nurses
  • Long Term care home personnel, including: Owners/operators, presidents/CEOs, managers, administrators
  • Risk managers in hospital
  • Social workers
  • Allied health professionals


Program Directors

  • Jane Meadus, Barrister and Solicitor, Institutional Advocate, Advocacy Centre for the Elderly (ACE)
  • Alexander Procope, Perez Bryan Procope LLP