Service Animals and the Law (Archived Video Stream) 

Nov. 28, 2016
Toronto Online

Animal Law / Constitutional, Civil Liberties and Human Rights Law | Original Program Date: November 28, 2016

Service animals provide an important support for people with a variety of visible and invisible disabilities. It is essential that service providers and employers understand the state of the law around service animals to avoid running afoul of their obligations. Join us to explore this important legal area, including::

  • Unraveling the legislative landscape: a cross-jurisdictional comparison 
  • What challenges does Ontario’s current legislative scheme pose?
  • Making sense of recent Ontario Human Rights Tribunal decisions on service provider responsibilities
  • Managing religious, cultural and allergy concerns in the employment setting
  • Unique challenges for schools as animals are increasingly being used to support children with autism or mental disability


Karen Ensslen, Ursel Phillips Fellows Hopkinson LLP
Katerina Svozilkova, Barrister & Solicitor


Catherine Bickley, former member of the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario
Neena Gupta, Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP
Tamara Leniew, National Service Dogs
Nadya Tymochenko, Miller Thomson LLP


For 1 to 3 Participants CBA Member: $50*
Non-Member: $80*
For 4 or more Participants CBA Member: $75*
Non-Member: $145*

*plus applicable taxes


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