Advantage CPD: R. v. Greater Sudbury (City) – Where Do Construction Companies Go From Here?

Event Details

December 14, 2023
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Zoom Webinar

Please note registration for this event is now closed.

Fee: Complimentary


On November 9, 2023, the Supreme Court of Canada issued the long-awaited decision in R. v. Greater Sudbury (City). The outcome of the decision is that site owners will be considered to be “employers” with respect to health and safety obligations on construction projects. As a result, construction companies need to ensure they are adequately protected when entering into contracts for future projects.


In this one-hour Advantage CPD webinar, we will cover:

  • the background and case history of R. v. Greater Sudbury
  • the relevant provisions of the Occupational Health and Safety Act
  • why construction organizations need to be aware of this decision
  • what impact the decision could have on how construction organizations conduct business, including issues such as commercial contracts, inspections and reporting obligations

Audience and Learning Objectives:

Developed specifically for owners, operators, employers and HR professionals in the construction industry, participants will leave with an understanding of the history of this decision, how it will affect their business and potential changes they may need to make to ensure they are protected for the future.

This webinar will include an interactive Q&A feature. A panel discussion will be built into the last 15 minutes of the session to address audience questions that were submitted.



This program has been approved for 1 hour(s) of Continuing Professional Development by the Human Resources Professional Association.
For members of the Law Society of Ontario, this program is eligible for up to 1 Substantive Hour(s).


Practice Areas: Employment Law, Occupational HealthIndustries: Construction