OPA Education Committee


OPA Education Committee
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  • Kathleen Cooper, Paralegal
    Kathleen Cooper, Paralegal
    Senior Researcher and Paralegal at Canadian Environmental Law Association

    Kathleen Cooper has worked in environmental research positions for 35 years. As Senior Researcher at CELA, and a paralegal, she provides casework support to environmental litigation files, conducts law reform and public legal education, and has authored several publications about the effects of environmental contaminants on fetal and child health as well as links between early life exposures and later life chronic disease.

    Working with colleagues in the Canadian Partnership for Children’s Health and Recent work has focused on the RentSafe project to address indoor environmental health issues for low-income tenants in Ontario, research and advocacy about law and policy across Canada concerning radon, and the federal regulatory assessment of pesticides used indoors.

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Jun 17 2021


7:00 PM - 9:00 PM


Free for active members.

OPA CPD SERIES: Environmental Justice and Public Health

June 17, 2021 ‒ 7 to 9 PM via Zoom

As part of the 2021 OPA CPD Series, the Education Committee presents a remote live-streamed Zoom CPD:


Join our 2021 William J. Simpson Distinguished Paralegal Award recipient as she presents Canadian Environmental Law Association and the overall practise area of Environmental Law.
Kathy will raise awareness about the current environmental and public health issues facing the low-income community and discuss a vision which includes a forward-looking path to bridge the Access to Justice gap faced by low-income communities.

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This program is not yet accredited. LSO Acceditation for this program is under consideration.

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