Planner as an Expert Witness

February 27, 2023

Virtual - Zoom

9:30 AM (EST)

Dates: Feb. 27, 2023, Mar. 1, 2023 & Mar. 3, 2023

(participants join all three sessions)

Time: 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

3-Part Virtual Workshop


You can register for the in-person workshops:

May 3, 2023 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. 

October 10, 2023 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. 

One of the most critical roles that professional planners play in Ontario is acting as an expert witness at tribunals. In this interactive virtual three-part workshop, facilitated by Denise Baker from WeirFoulds LLP, participants will learn about legislation that dictates how planning is done in Ontario including the Planning Act, PPS & Growth Plan and Official Plans, gain a better understanding about duties and responsibilities pre-hearing including steps from appeal to beginning of hearing and alternatives to hearings. Participants will also learn more about hearings including how they operate, how to prepare and understanding the role of the planner, how to write a witness statement, how to respond to questions, and cross examination.

This workshop will run as three sessions from 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. on Feb. 27th, Mar. 1st, and Mar. 3rd, 2023. Participants are responsible for joining all three sessions as recordings are not provided. 


Member: $250 + HST

Non-Member: $300 + HST

Student: $210 + HST

Please note, registrants are responsible for attending all sessions of the workshop. Workshop recordings are not provided. Please check your email (including spam folders) for Zoom links and any additional resources. When registering, we suggest clicking on the option to add this event to your calendar for convenient access to the date and time of the workshop. Workshop Zoom links will be emailed upon registration and again the day prior to the first workshop. If you have not received a Zoom link 12 hours prior to the workshop, please contact


Cancellation Policy for OPPI Events:

Full refund: requires a minimum of one month's notice

75% refund: requires 2-4 weeks' notice

No refund: if less than 2 weeks' notice