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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!

If you are interested in more information and staying in touch, please subscribe to my mailing list to be kept up-to-date in health law or legal coaching or both!


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Some of Kate’s recent and upcoming events

Health Privacy Officer training
September 22, 2020

For Privacy Officers within healthcare organizations - now totally online.

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...

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

Part of Kate’s monthly webinar series.

Our September program is on privacy litigation and the October program will address harassment issues and scenarios.
Full details of the 2020 webinar series and registration here.

Free healthcare privacy webinar - ask me anything!
the first Wednesday of every month (Off for the Summer - next up: September 2 and October 7)

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.

Free Part X CYFSA privacy webinar - ask me anything!
the second Wednesday of every month (next up: July 8 and August 12)

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.

Team Privacy Training Events
July 8, 23, 28 August 4, October 7, 8

For Primary Care clinics, Hospitals, Community Agencies and Children’s Aid

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

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