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Continuing Professional Development


Mental Health and the Legal Professional: Project Cold Days

2 Substantive Hours

OABP is dedicated to raising Mental Health awareness in the Legal Profession with a focus on erasing the stigma and spotlighting how Mental Health significantly impacts legal professionals, how they can access support and incorporate healthy habits in their personal and professional daily lives.

In partnership with UDocs, OABP presents Project Cold Days, a CPD accredited course. The overall objective of this course is the promotion of work/life balance and wellness principles, regarding mental health, substance use and addiction awareness for professionals. (LSO Accredited for 2 hrs Professionalism). This course is completed entirely online and participants receive CPD certification after completion.

To supplement the course and bring a greater focus to the intersection of Mental Health and race, OABP held a webinar on September 18, 2021 from 10am-12:30pm. Moderator, Royland Moriah, took a deeper dive with panelists Dominique Dennery, Tameka Francis and Daniel Stein. Law Society of Ontario Treasurer Teresa Donnelly brought opening remarks.

*Licensed Paralegals Only

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OABP Career Panel: Black Professionals in Under-represented Areas of Law (Replay)

2 Substantive Hours

The Ontario Association of Black Paralegals hosted a career panel on June 12, 2021 from 10:00am to 12:30pm.

The panel focused on under-represented areas (fields and regions) of law for Black professionals and was designed as an informational session for new licensees and students.

Guest speakers were Gail Smith, Michael Cook and Christopher Uwagboe.

*Licensed Paralegals Only


The Intersection of Racism, Disability, Sexual Orientation and Gender (Replay)

LSO Accredited for 2 Professionalism EDI Hours

Navigating discrimination in the workplace is complicated enough. When you must deal with multiple layers of discrimination based on your circumstances, it can be even more frustrating.


Hear from this panel of legal professionals their stories of discrimination, the tools they use to navigate and thrive in the legal industry and how they believe we can show up as better allies.

*Licensed Paralegals Only

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