2019 CPR Canada Conference - Toronto

Monday, February 04, 2019

Fasken | Bay Adelaide Centre 333 Bay Street, Suite 2400 P.O. Box 20, Toronto , ON , M5H 2T6

CPR held its 2019 Canada Conference in Toronto on Monday, February 4, 2019 between 8:15 am and 2 pm at the offices of Fasken in Toronto. The theme of the conference was “Resolving the Unresolvable.”

Conference Overview

The Conference is organized by the CPR Canada Advisory Board in collaboration with Arbitration Place and is co-chaired by CAB Members Rachel A. Howie of Dentons Canada, P. John Landry of DLA Piper and David Ziegler of Fasken. 

At the conference, participants will engage in interactive panel discussions with distinguished in-house counsel and practitioners from Canada and the United States. The first panel titled "The Future of ADR" will explore how the ADR community is responding to recent attacks on and critiques of traditional arbitration and mediation, and how these and other ADR techniques can stay relevant as means to resolve disputes.  The second panel will focus on the "Resolution of Complex, Multi-Stakeholder/Jurisdictional Disputes" and how ADR tools and mechanisms can efficiently be used by counsel to resolve these and other highly sensitive issues. 

The agenda is available HERE.   


Our luncheon keynote speaker will be The Honourable Thomas Albert Cromwell, former Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada.  The Honourable Thomas Albert Cromwell is senior counsel in BLG’s Ottawa and Vancouver offices. As a member of the judiciary, Thomas sat on the Supreme Court of Canada from December 2008 to September 2016 and on the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal from 1997 to 2008. Prior to his appointment to the bench, Mr. Cromwell was executive legal officer to Chief Justice Antonio Lamer from 1992 to 1995. He began his career practising law in Kingston and Toronto, and has taught in the Faculty of Law at Dalhousie University. He is a Companion of the Order of Canada, serves as the Chair of the Chief Justice of Canada's Action Committee on Access to Justice in Civil and Family Matters, and is a Trudeau Foundation mentor. Justice-Cromwell

New York 3 CLE credits | CPD (Ontario) 3.5 Hours 

To register for the conference, click HERE.  
Space is limited and registrations will be confirmed on a first come, first served basis.

Click HERE for sponsorship opportunities. Meeting panelists and participants in the 2019 CPR Canada Conference will include an outstanding group of in-house counsel, leading practitioners, academics and jurists, as well as international arbitrators and mediators.

 Registration Fee

  • Standard Registration Fee – CA$250
  • CPR Members & CPR Distinguished Neutrals – Free
  • Corporate Counsel – Free 
  • Academics – Free
  • Not-for-profit and Toronto Arbitration Place Arbitrators – CA$125  

CPD (Ontario) = 3.5 hours

This program contains 3 hours and 30 minutes of Substantive content (Ontario).

New York CLE = 3 CLE credits

This program has been approved for 3 New York CLE Credits. This course is for both newly admitted and experienced attorneys. The CPR Institute has been certified by the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board as an Accredited Provider of continuing legal education in the State of New York. CPR is a non-profit organization. Under financial hardship guidelines, at its discretion, CPR may waive the fee for attorneys who demonstrate that they are not currently employed (not retirees). CPR may also provide a special discounted price to attorneys, full-time judges and administrative law judges practicing in the non-profit and public sectors full time. E-mail info@cpradr.org for more information.