The Commons Institute is Canada’s national provider of Continuing Professional Development to legal, public service and workplace management professionals.

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Accreditation
Our programs are accredited across Canada by various law societies for mandatory legal professional development purposes. In addition, we are a Law Society of Upper Canada accredited provider of professionalism content.

Breadth
Covering virtually every area of law, many areas of concern to federal, provincial and municipal civil servants, as well as areas of note for workplace management professionals, our broad scope ensures your ongoing professional development needs can be reliably met, time and again.

Convenience
Our programs are delivered in a variety of convenient formats - physical attendance, live webcast, archived webcast, and USB flash drive delivery. With no charge for switching between formats, we ensure your program is available to you whenever you are ready - week day, weekend, night cap or lunch hour.

Access
Scroll, tab, click, touch or toggle, our live and archived webcasts are optimized for viewing on any of your devices. Out of town or out of the country? No problem. Your content is there for you through the internet wherever you are, is ready whenever you are, and can be accessed however you wish.

Reward Miles
Take a step closer to your dream reward. Earn AIR MILES® reward miles when you register for a professional development program by The Commons Institute. Our quarter-day programs grant you 20 reward miles, with 40 reward miles for half-day programs, 60 for full-day programs, 120 for multi-day programs, and 160 per annum for members.

Choice
Interested in a cost-effective approach to professional development? No problem. Our Commons Access and Commons Access Plus membership options for legal practitioners grants access to our vast legal CPD offering for a low annual fee. Partial to registering on a case-by-case basis? No worries. Our pay-as-you-go option ensures access to any specific program of interest.

After experiencing CPD program cancellations elsewhere, it’s truly refreshing to have a provider with a “no cancellation” guarantee. That along with the vast practice area coverage and the convenient access options got me convinced. The reward miles is the icing on the cake.
The Commons Institute has become the go-to, trusted partner for my CPD needs. The programs and speakers are consistently top shelf, and they take a very personable approach to meeting customer needs.

Did you know?
For legal practitioners in Ontario and British Columbia, the viewing of archived content without a colleague for Continuing Professional Development purposes is limited to six credit hours per year.

Be Special.
Our Commons Access and Commons Access Plus membership categories include concierge services. Members receive a call a couple of days in advance of their program of choice, to ensure all is in order for a smooth delivery, and a concierge takes care of all needs through to and beyond the end of the program.

Consider this.
Every year in the month of March, The Commons Institute presents Civil Litigation in the Sun, a CPD program for Canadian litigators, held on location in sunny Cayo Coco, Cuba.

EMAIL
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PHONE
Call: 1.800.278.3170
MAIL
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PO Box 56062
Ottawa, Ontario, K1R 7Z0
FAX
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