LAW SOCIETY OF ONTARIO
CPD ACCREDITATION
PROCESS CPDACC@LSO.CA
CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT (CPD) ACCREDITATION
Application for Re-accreditation Program (Equality, Diversity and
Inclusion Professionalism Content Only)
Application Instructions
Review the Accreditation Criteria for Professionalism Hours webpage for information about the topics that
qualify for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion professionalism accreditation.
Use this Application form if you are an educational provider or licensee whose program was accredited by
the Law Society for Professionalism Hours prior to December 31, 2017 and you wish to request that the
program be re-accredited to take into account the part or parts of the program that focus on equality,
diversity and inclusion topics.
Submit a copy of this Application form by email to cpdacc@lso.ca. The original Application for
Accreditation Program (Professionalism Content) and all supporting documentation must be included
with your Application form.
Complete a separate Application for each program re-accreditation request.
Re-Accreditation Process
The Law Society deals with a high volume of Applications and the standard processing time for re-
accreditation applications is approximately 15 business days of receipt of the Application. Incomplete
Applications may require additional processing time.
Applications for re-accreditation of Professionalism Hours may be submitted at any time prior to or
following the program. Applications must be completed and submitted by no later than 30 days prior to
the program date in order to facilitate re-accreditation in advance of the delivery of the program.
Applicants must not indicate in their promotional materials or agenda that a program is eligible for EDI
Professionalism Hours (including that an application for accreditation or re-accreditation has been
submitted or that accreditation is pending) until they have received a Notice of Accreditation or Re-
Accreditation from the Law Society for the program.
Section 1: Provider and Program Information
Previous application and supporting materials attached:
Provider Name:
Contact Name and Title:
Contact Phone: Contact
Email:
Program Title:
Date of Notice of Accreditation (if applicable):
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CPD05 01/2018
ABC Provider
ABC Provider Contact, CPD Program Developer
(123) 456-7890
contact@abcprovider.ca
Cultural Competence for Adjudicators
October 18, 2017
Application for Re-accreditation Program
Section 2: Re-Accreditation Information
Applicants are encouraged to review the Accreditation Criteria for Professionalism Hours prior to
completing this section of the Application.
Provide the information requested below for each session(s) of the accredited program that you are
seeking accreditation for EDI Professionalism Hours, including identifying the applicable equality,
diversity and inclusion topic(s) and describing the connection between the content and the
EDI criteria.
Only those sessions of the accredited program that are listed and described as required will be assessed
for accreditation for EDI Professionalism Hours. If the program contains more than three sessions that
include EDI content, describe those additional sessions in Appendix “A” to this Application.
Session 1:
Title/Description:
Total Professionalism Hours Accredited:
EDI Professionalism Hours
All other Professionalism Hours (excluding
EDI Professionalism Hours)
Brief description of the connection between the content and EDI criteria:
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Cultural Competence: Knowledge and Attitude
50 mins.
N/A
6.1 (Value of diversity and inclusion)
6.2 (Understanding power and privilege, unconscious bias or cultural homophily)
The goal of this session is to educate administrative adjudicators in Ontario about the current
approaches to cultural competence. Training will be based on the three-pronged approach to cultural
competence adopted by leading educators. Attendees will be introduced to key concepts relating to
cultural competence and and learn how biases, power and privilege can impact the quality of their
interactions and decision-making. At the end of the session, attendees will be able to understand and
describe cultural competence and its relevance to the adjudicative process. Attendees will also have
an opportunity to engage in mini-exercises designed to challenge and enhance awareness of cultural
assumptions and biases. For more information, see the attached supporting materials.
Application for Re-accreditation Program
Session 2:
Title/Description:
Total Professionalism Hours Accredited:
EDI Professionalism Hours All other Professionalism Hours (excluding
EDI Professionalism Hours)
Brief description of the connection between the content and EDI criteria:
Session 3:
Title/Description:
Total Professionalism Hours
Accredited:
EDI Professionalism Hours
All other Professionalism Hours (excluding
EDI Professionalism Hours)
Brief description of the connection between the content and EDI criteria:
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Cultural Competence: Skills
1 hour
1 hour
N/A
6.2 (Understanding power and privilege, unconscious bias or cultural homophily)
6.3 (Impact of daily verbal, behavioural and environmental indignities)
This session will build on the concepts introduced and discussed in Session 1. Attendees will learn the
strategies for improving cultural competence and the methods for reducing implicit bias. The barriers
to effective intercultural communication and the impact of micro-aggressions and other subtle forms of
discrimination will also be discussed. Attendees will have an opportunity to participate in a reflective
learning exercise to increase cultural competency. For more information, see the attached supporting
materials.
Sexual Violence: A Test Case for Cultural Competence.
45 mins.
45 mins.
N/A
6.1 (Value of diversity and inclusion)
6.5 (How to prevent and address discrimination and harassment)
This session will focus on how cultural competence can inform an adjudicator's response to sexual
violence cases. Various topics will be discussed to enhance adjudicators' cultural awareness of sexual
harassment such as sexual violence as a gendered crime and barriers to reporting and treatment in
the legal system. Myths and stereotypes around sexual assault will also be discussed as well its
relevance to professional regulation and adjudication. For more information, see the attached
supporting materials.
Application for Re-accreditation Program
Name: Date:
Section 3: Declaration
Please check the applicable box.
Application submitted before program date.
By s
ubmitting this Application, I c
onfirm that the EDI content will be delivered in accordance with
the materials and information provided. If the content varies from that which is presented in this
Application and/or the re-accreditation granted, I agree to notify the Law Society immediately in
order to adjust the EDI credit available for the program.
Application submitted after program date.
By s
ubmitting this Application, I confirm that the EDI credit requested was completed in the
program.
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ABC Provider Contact
January 5, 2018
THE LAW SOCIETY OF UPPER CANADA
CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT (CPD)
ACCREDITATION PROCESS
130 QUEEN STREET WEST, TORONTO, ON M5H 2N6
CPDACC@LSUC.ON.CA
CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT REQUIREMENT
Application for Accreditation of Programs
For Professionalism Content Only
Provider Name:
Contact Name and Title:
Email: Telephone:
Note: The Law Society deals with a high volume of Applications and the standard processing time for
accreditation Applications is approximately 15 business days. Incomplete Applications may require
additional processing time.
Program Name:
Program Location
:
Program Start and End Times:
Program Date(s):
Request for Special Consideration for an Expedited Program (for programs to be held within 30
days)
List Reasons:
Live in Person Live Webcast Live Audio Online On-demand
FOR LAW SOCIETY USE Date:
Program Accreditation:
APPROVED NOT APPROVED
Comments:
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Special consideration will be granted in circumstances where a program is being expedited to provide
members with timely information on significant changes in the law, procedure or policy. We may not be
able to accommodate last minute program changes and marketing schedules. To ensure timely review
please indicate “Expedited review requested” in the email subject line.
Progra
m Format (select all that apply)
ABC Provider
ABC Provider Contact, CPD Program Developer
(123) 456-7890
contact@abcprovider.ca
Cultural Competence for Adjudicators
Law Society of Upper Canada, Osgoode Hall
October 4, 2017
1:30 P.M. - 4:30 P.M.
APPLICATION FOR ACCREDITATION OF PROGRAMS
General Criteria for Accreditation of Program Content
In order to qualify for accreditation for Professionalism Hours, programs and content must address
topics of professional responsibility, ethics, and/or practice management. Education providers and
members are encouraged to refer to the following primary sources of professionalism principles for
topics that may be relevant to their particular instructional or learning context: Accreditation Criteria,
Rules of Professional Conduct, Paralegal Rules of Conduct, Paralegal Professional Conduct Guidelines,
By-Laws 7, 7.1, 8, 9, and 14, and/or Practice Management Guidelines.
The f
ollowing factors will be
considered in the assessment of programs or activities for
accreditation:
Relevance of topics in the session to core professionalism principles
Time allocated to professionalism content (minimum 15 minutes required)
Learning level of subject matter
Overall learning context
Accreditation of Professionalism Content
Learning Objective of Program
Audience (i.e., lawyers, paralegals, support staff)
Program Agenda is included with this application which provides the following information for each
topic which contains professionalism content for which you are applying for accreditation: length of
time this topic devotes to professionalism content, and professionalism content’s
connection/reference to the following: Accreditation Criteria, Rules of Professional Conduct,
Paralegal Rules of Conduct, Paralegal Professional Conduct Guidelines, By-Laws 7, 7.1, 8, 9, and 14,
and/or Practice Management Guidelines.
Professionalism Credit Requested
Session Title or Time (on agenda)
Time Requested
See SAMPLE Applications and Accompanying Program Agendas for assistance.
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This program will introduce adjudicators to best practices in cultural competence and
implicit bias training. It will also address harassment and discrimination policies,
evolving and emerging challenges and strategies for improving cultural competence.
The program is designed for adjudicators (made up of lawyers, paralegals and the
public).
1:40 P.M. - Cultural Competence: Knowledge and Attitude (50 minutes)
2:30 P.M. - Cultural Competence: Skills (30 minutes)
3:00 P.M. - Cultural Competence: Skills, Continued (30 minutes)
3:45 P.M. - Sexual Violence: A Test Case for Cultural Competence (45 minutes)
Total time requested is 3 Professionalism Hours.
APPLICATION FOR ACCREDITATION OF PROGRAMS
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Accreditation of Teaching Hours
If you would like to seek accredit
ation of Teaching Hours for this program on this application, include
the following information for each presenter in the space below: member name, Law Society membership
number, e-mail address, topic and number of hours of teaching. Actual teaching time may be multiplied
by a factor of 3 to reflect preparation time.
Application for Accreditation
of Teaching Hours
For additional information, please visit the website at www.lso.ca contact us
by email at cpdacc@lso.ca or
by telephone at 1-800-668-7380, ext. 2938 or 416-947-3300 ext. 2938.
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SAMPL
E PROGRAM AGENDA
CULTURAL COMPETENCE FOR ADJUDICATORS
12:30 1:3
0 p.m.
LUNCH
1:30 – 1:40 p.m. Introduce Programs and Facilitators
1:40 2:30 p.m. Cultural Competence: Knowledge & Attitude
Professionalism Topics covered in this part of the presentation:
-Respecting multicultural issues and diversity
Relevant Rules of Professional Conduct:
-Section 6.3 (Sexual Harassment)
-Section 6.3.1 (Discrimination)
Participants will do mini-exercises throughout the presentation, including
video review and response, social privilege inventory
What do we mean by culture? Cultural competence?
Relevance to adjudication
Institutional requirements, including harassment and discrimination
policies
Implicit bias, power and privilege
Introduction of reflective discussion template
2:30 p.m. 3:00 p.m. Cultural Competence: Skills
Professionalism Topics covered in this part of the presentation:
-Respecting multicultural issues and diversity
Relevant Rules of Professional Conduct:
-Section 6.3 (Sexual Harassment)
-Section 6.3.1 (Discrimination)
Participants will use a reflective discussion template to do a series of
reflect/pair/share exercise throughout the presentation.
Effective intercultural communication
Challenging areas: micro-aggressions, use of language, humour
3:00 p.m. 3:15 p.m. BREAK
3:15 p.m. 3:45 p.m. Cultural Competence: Skills (Continued)
Benchcards and other strategies for reducing implicit bias
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3:45 p.m. 4:30 p.m. Sexual Violence: A Test Case for Cultural Competence
Professionalism Topics covered in this part of the presentation:
-Respecting multicultural issues and diversity
Relevant Rules of Professional Conduct:
-Section 6.3 (Sexual Harassment)
-Section 6.3.1 (Discrimination)
Sexual violence as a gendered crime
Rape myths, rape culture, victim blaming and other stereotypes
Barriers to reporting, treatment in the legal system
Relevance to professional regulation and adjudication