I’m Kate Dewhirst.

Join me in 2020 for my
Webinars on legal topics
for EDs and managers
in primary care.

Kate Dewhirst Health Law - bringing the law to life.

Calling all FHTs, OHTs, FHOs, NPLCs (and birth centres)!

Join me and Maria McDonald from McDonald HR Law for my seventh annual Legal Issues for Primary Care Teams which will launch in January 2020.

Kate Dewhirst

Kate Dewhirst Health Law

Kate’s mission is bringing the law to life. She takes legal theory and makes it understandable, accessible and fun. She is the founder of Kate Dewhirst Health Law, a law firm in Toronto, Canada. Kate loves working with primary care teams and understands the real life struggles you face.


Maria McDonald

McDonald HR Law

Maria has been an employment lawyer for more than 20 years and works almost exclusively with health care employers on all their human resources and human rights needs.
Maria understands the practical realities facing health care employers. Her advice is understandable and practical; balancing expertise and experience. The advice is not only legal but also considers the human and cultural issues of the health care employer. Health care employers know they will be promptly served by Maria as she understands human resource matters don’t wait. Maria is great resource for health care employers.


The topics we will cover in the 2020 webinar series are:


Legal update for you and your board

Find out what’s new, so you’re not caught off guard.
January 9
12 noon

Case study: Family status accomodation

How much information can you ask for? What is self-accommodation? What process should you follow? What claims can employees make if they are not satisfied with the accommodation?
February 6
12 noon

Top 5 questions to ask your insurer

We give you the questions you need to ask to keep you covered
March 5
12 noon

Case Study: Changes to pregnant employees’ positions

What changes can an employer make to an employee’s position before or after pregnancy leave? What process can employers use to protect themselves? What claims can employees make if they are not satisfied with the decision or the process?
April 2
12 noon

Governance tips and tricks

Welcome to the new world of Ontario Health Teams
May 7
12 noon

Case Study: Difficult terminations

How to terminate an employee who has made unmeritorious claims of disability or harassment? What type of packages should be offered? What documentation do you need to protect against legal claims? What claims can an employee make if they do not accept the termination package?
June 6
12 noon

Privacy litigation

Learn about the latest cases in privacy so you can better understand your privacy risks
September 3
12 noon

Case Study: Harassment investigations

How do you investigate an employee who cries “harassment” in response to legitimate management decisions? Do you have to spend thousands on an external investigator if the unmeritorious claims is against the ED? How to do you satisfy the OHSA requirements for investigating harassment? What claims can an employee make if they aren’t happy with the results or process of the investigation?
October 1
12 noon

Anchors & Kites: a guide to creative questioning

Leadership tips and how to channel staff queries into positive actions
November 5
12 noon

Employment case law update

Learning about what’s new
December 3
12 noon

... while this is what you're really buying:

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Knowlege and expertise to do your job better.

These are some of the real benefits to you and to your organization when you join my 2020 webinar series:

I'll help you get a good night’s sleep

No more night terrors! These webinars give you peace of mind that you're on top of the latest issues in health law and employment law.

I'll equip you with hands-on practical knowledge

These webinars use actual examples from cases with other primary care practices to give you practical information. Each webinar includes handouts and tools you can put to use immediately.

I’ll help you stimulate team conversations on difficult topics

All webinars are recorded so you can play and replay them in your team meetings at any time.

Understand you are not alone

Join our community of Primary Care leaders who face the same issues as you do.

What people have said about Kate’s webinars and training:

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How much does it cost?

2020 Legal Issues for Primary Care Teams Webinar series

$795 + HST
Early-bird price available until November 15, 2019:
$695 + HST

your subscription includes

  • 10 hours of live webinars
  • live Q & A to Kate and Maria throughout
  • Everything is recorded for you to replay to your teams, or for you, if you miss one
  • A one hour bonus webinar, on a topic to be announced
  • Online attendance at every webinar for you and as many members of your team as you like
Exceptional value!
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What if I find I don’t like it?

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No problem: I'll take all the risk away from you. I’m so sure that you’ll love training with me that I make you this promise:

If at any time you don’t enjoy the webinars, if for any reason the series isn't what you wanted or hoped for, or if you’re not finding it useful, then I'll refund you in full. No conditions.

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