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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

Team Privacy Training Events

September 17, September 24, October 16, October 24 and November 21

For Primary Care clinics, Children’s Aid and FHTs

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

Speaking event

October 23, 2019

Osgoode Professional Development – Mental health Certificate

Kate joins the faculty for this training event. More details...

Primary care webinars: Contracts & Communications

September 5 and October 3, 2019, 12 noon

Part of Kate’s monthly webinar series.

Our September webinar is about understanding contracts you may be asked to sign, and in Octber our title is Managing incapacity in the workplace.

Full details of the 2019 webinar series and registration here.

Privacy Officer training

January 20 & 27 and February 3,10 & 18, 2020

Kate is the program chair for the Osgoode Certificate in Privacy in Healthcare.

This program explores the range of privacy interests that must be protected in the day-to-day treatment of patients, the development of information systems and the creation of institutional policies.More details ...

Advanced Privacy Officer training

December 10, 2019

For experienced Privacy Officers within healthcare organisations.

This one day training course focuses on how to handle difficult privacy situations using real-life (but anonymized) case studies and role-play. Full details and registration here...

Free healthcare privacy webinar - ask me anything!

August 7 and September 4, 2019, 10-11am EST

Free webinars - advance registration needed

Whether you're an experience 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.

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