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A webinar series on Peer Support Programs for healthcare workers

Webinar Series:  From 12:00-1:00pm ET on June 12, June 20, and September 12, 2019.

Creating a Safe Space: Confidentiality and Legal Privilege for Peer Support Programs

One of the first challenges many organizations confront in exploring the feasibility of a Peer-to-Peer Support Program is the ambiguity surrounding what type of legal protections may be available against disclosure of these communications in legal proceedings like malpractice actions or professional disciplinary hearings, or in employment or college disciplinary proceedings.  Our guest speakers will review the guidelines within "Creating a Safe Space" and endeavours to clarify the legal privilege and professional confidentiality considerations of implementing peer-to-peer support programs for health professionals who are emotionally affected by a Patient Safety Incident.


Guest Speakers:  

Brent Windwick, QC, 
Health lawyer and educator, 
Assistant Adjunct Professor of Medicine and Dentistry and former Executive Director, Health Law Institute, University of Alberta.

Jonathan Gutman
Legal Counsel
Healthcare Insurance Reciprocal of Canada

Melanie De Wit
VP, Clinical and Enterprise Risk and Chief Risk Officer
Sinai Health System

Diane Aubin, MSc Phd
Healthcare culture and patient safety specialist
Diane Aubin Consulting

Learn the answers to your questions regarding the confidentiality of Peer -to-peer support programs, and resources to help you develop your organizational program.  

The session is designed to allow for conversation among participants, so be prepared to contribute to the dialogue. The webinar recording and slides (in English) will be publicly available after the session  For more information or to share your experience, a resource, or feedback, please contact us at

Upcoming Webinars 

Webinar #1:  Wednesday May 15th 12:00-1pm ET - Creating a Safe Space: Confidentiality and Legal Privilege for Peer-to-Peer Support Programs

Webinar #2:  Wednesday June 12th 12:00-1pm ET - Results of the Pan Canadian survey of Healthcare Workers' Views on the Second Victim Phenomenon

Webinar #3:  Thursday June 20th 12:00-1pm ET - Global environmental scan of Peer-to-Peer Support Programs

Webinar #4:  Thursday Sept. 12th 12:00-1pm ET - Canadian Best Practices for Peer-to-Peer Support Programs and the launch of the Peer Support Toolkit

Join us on the four dates indicated above for the Creating a Safe Space Webinar Series. You will hear from experts in the field and learn how to implement a peer support program in your organization.   

Each Webinar will run for one hour starting at 12 pm ET (10 am MT). For those who aren't able to join live, recordings will be at posted at