Conference - Institutional Liability for Sexual Assault & Abuse

Venue: Metropolitan Hotel

Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Event Date/Time: Apr 07, 2010 End Date/Time: Apr 08, 2010
Early Registration Date: Mar 10, 2010
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The Canadian Institute is pleased to invite you to attend our 9th National Summit on Institutional Liability for Sexual Assault and Abuse, which, in response to your voiced needs, focuses exclusively this year on overcoming hurdles in bringing and defending claims in respect of current or historical abuse against children.

New claims of sexual assault and abuse against children are being brought against governments, religious institutions and schools alike for both current and historical claims. Institutional liability for foster care situations is a key concern and institutions are unsure of the extent of their liability for the acts of certain types of individuals. Class actions litigation for child abuse claims presents particular challenges with regard to certification and determining quantum of damages, and the ranges in damages awards for abuse claims generally are so wide that anticipating and advising on damages appears next to impossible. Meanwhile, the past year has seen significant case law developments in determining causation factors and assessment of the quantum of damages.

This year’s program provides defence and plaintiff’s counsel and institutions the opportunity to determine the impacts of recent case law, legislative and other trends on litigation strategies and internal risk exposures and processes. Our outstanding faculty will help you to:

•CONSIDER the impacts of the new civil litigation regime in Ontario for abuse cases
•IMPLEMENT state-of-the-art forensic and investigative techniques
•DEVELOP strategies to manage evidentiary challenges in historic abuse claims
•APPLY winning strategies in litigating class action sexual assault and abuse claims
•UNDERSTAND factors contributing to the ranges in damages awards
•EXAMINE recent case law and trends relevant to insurance coverage for institutional liability claims
•And much more!
PLUS! Add practical value to your attendance by joining our post-conference workshop, “Developing Effective and Practical Risk Management Programs”.

Register now by calling toll-free 1-877-927-7936 or online at

I look forward to welcoming both new and past attendees to the conference in April!