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Celebrating 2 years! What’s coming next?

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Thrilled to be celebrating 2 years at Kate Dewhirst Health Law and Law2Life Coaching.

This year has been amazing and also very difficult.  When asked, I’ve been answering, “It’s been the best of times and the worst of times.”

The BEST!

  • We welcomed dozens of new clients. The heart of our work is serving healthcare organizations and we continued to expand our reach through our day-to-day legal advice, in-person training and online courses
  • We now officially serve more than half of all the family health teams in Ontario! If you are a FHT and you don’t know us yet – we’d love to work with you too!
  • Advanced Privacy Officer training launched – it’s an interactive course – like a choose your own adventure for privacy officers with real life scenarios and twists and turns
  • We updated our website to serve you better!   Have you checked out our main website lately?
  • We won a blog award!
  • We made the summary of all the IPC decisions free – if you are a Privacy Officer in a healthcare organization in Ontario, this is a must have resource (which is kept up-to-date)
  • I was the keynote speaker for the Law Society of Ontario’s Coach and Advisor Network
  • I joined Choir!Choir!Choir! – so much fun!

The WORST …

There has been a lot of personal loss this year. That of course affects a business and us as a team.  In January, my beautiful sister Beth passed away unexpectedly.  In August, my wonderful dog, Marge the Bouvier, died.  The outpouring of support from family, friends, colleagues, and clients has been tremendous.  In these times of profound grief and loss, there have been incredible windows of opportunity to connect with others in a deeper, more meaningful way.

WHAT’S NEXT?

Kate Dewhirst Health Law has some exciting upcoming events!

Law2Life Coaching is the best place for successful lawyers to unlock more fun and fulfillment from life and work. Last year, we 10x the number of coach participants we served from the year before. Stay tuned this year for:

  • December 4 – Let’s talk about stress: Resilience training for exhausted lawyers with Christine Burych of Starlingbrook Leadership Consultants – accredited for 3 professionalism hours
  • The Studio: An interactive environment for practicing the art of law
  • Anchors and Kites – leadership advice book launch

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Thank you for celebrating with us.  On behalf of Melissa, Alec and me, we really appreciate your continued trust in us!

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Some of Kate’s recent and upcoming events

Primary care webinars: Employment Law Update & Legal Issues for EDs and Board members

Part of Kate’s monthly webinar series.

Our January program will address an employment law update for health leaders.
Full details of the 2021 webinar series and registration here.

Free healthcare privacy webinar - ask me anything!
the first Wednesday of every month

Free webinars - advance registration needed

Whether you're an experienced privacy officer or new in the field, pick Kate’s brain for free for an hour, in this live webinar. No charge, but you’ll need to register in advance.

Health Privacy Officer training
April 12, 19, 26, May 3, 10, 17, 24 2021

For Privacy Officers within healthcare organizations.

This course focuses on how to become a more confident privacy officer and gives you the tools to document your privacy program. Full details and registration here...

Osgoode Privacy and Information Management Course
Jan 18, 25, Feb 1, 8, 16,

Advanced privacy learning opportunity for lawyers, privacy officers and health leaders

Learn more about Canadian health privacy and information management More Details...

Advanced Health Privacy Officer training
June 2021

For Privacy Officers within healthcare organizations - now totally online

This course focuses on taking theory into practice and we do real life scenarios to build your Privacy Officer skills.
Full details and registration here.

Team Privacy Training Events
January 7, 8, 13, 26, 27, 29

For Primary Care clinics, Hospitals, Community Agencies, Schools, Police departments

Kate trains health professionals from many more health care organizations how being privacy-respectful can improve therapeutic relationships. More details...

Part X CYFSA Privacy Designate Course

For Privacy Designates in the child welfare sector including children's aid societies and indigenous children's well-being centres

We focus on how to implement Part X of the Child Youth and Family Services Act in your organization.
Full details and registration here.

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