Our 2023 conference has concluded. Join us in 2024 for meaningful conversations and networking with chiefs of police, in-house counsel, and a wide-variety of government and civilian agencies from across Canada.


Take a look at the lineup of speakers and event highlights from our 2023 event:

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Christopher Diana

Senior Counsel, Legal Services Branch
Ministry of the Solicitor General

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Marianne Wright

General Counsel
Toronto Police Services

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Detective Chief Superintendent Andrew Gould

National Cybercrime Programme Lead
UK National Police Chiefs’ Council

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Ryan Teschner

Inspector General of Policing,
Inspectorate of Policing

Ministry of the Solicitor General

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Sean Hanley

Legal Counsel, Constitutional Law Branch
Ministry of the Attorney General for Ontario

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Sarah Kennedy

Ontario Special Constables Association (ON)

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Ronald J. MacDonald, K.C.

Chief Civilian Director (CCD)
Independent Investigations Office of British Columbia (IIOBC)

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Sgt. Tish Tarachandra

National Critical Incident Program, Crisis Negotiator
RCMP O Division

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Sharon Wilmot

Legal Counsel
Peel Regional Police

  • Preparing for the Uncertain Impact of Incoming Disciplinary Regimes under the Reformed Comprehensive Ontario Police Service Act
  • Investigating Suspected Criminal Police Corruption: Best Practices for Police Executives and Senior Leaders
  • CASE STUDY! Implementing Early Warning Systems for Uncovering Officer Misconduct
  • Freedom of Expression Limits for Police: Reconciling Charter Rights with Employment Policies Amid Protests, Political Unrest and Social Media Activity
  • Investigating Suspected Crimes Against Police Officers: The Finer Points of Effective Processes and Procedures

A View from the Bench

Participate in the panel with Ontario Court Judges to hear their perspective on common legal and policing issues that come before the bench.

  • The Hon. Justice Michael Block
  • The Hon. Justice G. Paul Renwick
  • The Hon. Justice Jodie-Lynn Waddilove

Earn CPD Credits

Gain 6 substantive hours and 1.5 professionalism hours of annual Continuing Professional Development (CPD) as required by the Law Society of Ontario.

Plus! Receive an additional 3 EDI hours and 3 professionalism hours for attending the pre-conference workshops.

  • Police Chiefs, Deputy Chiefs, Sheriffs, and their Counsel
  • Police Commissioners
  • Professional Standards Investigators
  • Executives of Police Associations and their Counsel
  • Police Discipline Adjudicators
  • Criminal Law Practitioners
  • Government Policy Drafters
  • Government Attorneys
  • Members of the Plaintiff Bar
  • Police Service Board Members
Canada’s must attend event for in-house police counsel and professional standard officers.

Police operations are getting an overhaul in Ontario and provinces across Canada are watching for the ripple effect. The incoming Comprehensive Ontario Police Service Act is due to come into effect in 2023, bringing a wide range of changes, including a new disciplinary regime, safeguards for whistleblowers, mandatory systemic racism training, and more.

Join The Canadian Institute’s 14th Annual Law of Policing Conference, Eastern Edition, taking place May 3 & 4, 2023, as our expert speaker faculty delves into the most critical challenges and controversial issues facing police services, police associations, police boards, peace officers, special constables, and their counsel. Plus, discover the new ways advancements in technology are changing the way police investigate crimes, the way legal counsel applying the law, the way judges are reviewing evidence in court.

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Great experience overall. Appreciated the different points of view represented by the different speakers on such a variety of topics.

Lt.-Com. Lyse Markert, Canadian Forces National Defence
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Very well-organized conference. Good variety of topics and speakers, yet all relevant to our work.

Mathieu St. Germain, Legal Counsel, Calgary Police Service
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Very good, interesting and informative. Wonderful presenters.

Caroline Peters, Akwesasne Mohawk Police Commission

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