Cannabis in Schools: An Educator’s Guide to the Law and Best Practices

October 10, 2018 by  
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Medical and recreational cannabis and its use by staff and students is a new(er) challenge for teachers, school administrators and school boards. This session will provide current and concise information on the law and risk management issues that must guide your actions.

Bringing together educational, legal, health care, law enforcement and other professionals to provide guidance on legal obligations and best practices in dealing with this evolving area. Topics will include:

  • The applicable laws around the use of both medical and recreational cannabis by staff and students in schools
  • What is legal vs. what is not – dispelling any misconceptions
  • What are the different forms of cannabis that can be used? For what purpose? Medical vs. recreational
  • The applicable medical documentation and paperwork that needs to be submitted
  • Questions around storage, possession limits, administration and minimum ages will be discussed
  • The impact on schools with the introduction of legal recreational use of cannabis – student and staff expectations and discipline
  • Duty to accommodate issues – staff and student



  • Wendy Lopez, Counsel, Catholic Principals’ Council Ontario (CPCO)
  • Nicola Simmons, Keel Cottrelle LLP

Faculty Includes

  • Wayne Baker, Superintendent of Education, Grand Erie District School Board
  • Mary Birdsell, Executive Director, Justice for Children and Youth
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Fees include attendance, program materials, lunch and break refreshments. Group discounts are available. Please inquire about financial assistance.

Group Discounts for CLE Programs

Please note that the group discount is only available when paying for members of the same organization, at the same time, and payment is made with one invoice.

Program Changes

We will make every effort to present the program as advertised, but it may be necessary to change the date, location, speakers or content with little or no notice. In the event of program cancellation, York University and Osgoode Hall Law School’s liability is limited to reimbursement of paid fees.

Cancellations and Substitutions

Substitution of registrants is permitted at any time. If you are unable to find a substitute a full refund (less $75 administration fee) is available if a cancellation request is received in writing 14 days prior to the program date. No other refund is available.


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Program Details

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Program Lawyer

If you have any questions or would like more information please contact:
Myrsini Zacharakis

Program Details

Date & Time
October 12, 2018 
8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. EDT
In Person & Webcast

Online Replay
November 21, 2018
Register for the Online Replay.

Osgoode Professional
Development Centre,
1 Dundas St. W., 26th Floor
Toronto, ON
Fee per Delegate
$545 plus HST

Take advantage of special pricing when registering for both this program andAdvanced Issues in Special Education Law
$825 plus HST

Register for Both Courses.
Register for Both Courses (Online Replay – Nov. 20).

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Printable Registration Form

Eligible CPD Credit Hours


Who Should Attend

  • School Administrators
  • Teachers
  • Supervisory Officers
  • School trustees
  • Directors of Education
  • School board staff
  • Representatives from Federations, the Ministry of Education, and Ontario College of
  • Teachers
  • Advocates for students and parents
  • Legal practitioners – education law practitioners

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