I’m Kate Dewhirst.

Join me in 2018 for my next
Training for Privacy Officers
for Family Health Teams
and Primary Care Clinics.

Kate Dewhirst Health Law - bringing the law to life.

“If you're the Privacy Officer for a primary care clinic or Family Health Team I invite you to enrol and join the more than 7500 people and 200 organizations whom I've trained in healthcare privacy.”

I will give you confidence and flair in your Privacy Officer role, boosting you with my eighteen years legal experience in the field.

For one all-inclusive price you get all this ...

16 Hours of privacy training

The course comprises one full day of in-person training in Toronto, followed by five two-hour webinar sessions. So you get the benefits of both meeting your fellow Privacy Officers in person as well a minimizing your travel time and time away from the office.

Privacy Officer Handbook

I'll give you my Privacy Officer Handbook, my personal collection of tools easy to adapt to your organization, including:

  • 16-step privacy programme checklist
  • A summary of the 49 orders and decisions of the Privacy Commissioner
  • A summary of the privacy litigation cases across Canada
  • Privacy terms and conditions to add to your contracts
  • Annual confidentiality agreement for all staff, students and volunteers
  • Privacy breach action lists and sample notification letters
  • Sample emails or newsletter posts to send to your team once a month for a whole year

Online resources

Course participants get direct access to curated online copies of all the resources you need to hand as a Privacy Officer, including IPC factsheets and advice

Videos of all sessions

All sessions are recorded and made available to participants on my online training platform to review at your convenience. That means you can catch up with anything you missed, and replay any parts you want to see again. And again. And again.

Q & A forum

Course participants can use the course online forum to ask me questions, either between sessions or after the course is concluded. You can also contribute to and read questions and answers from other Privacy Officers on your course.

Course completion certificate

After following the course you can take pride in your increased competence as a Privacy Officer. So I'll give you a decorative certificate to celebrate.

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... while this is what you're really buying:

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I will help you do your job better.

These are some of the real benefits to you and to your organization when you train with me:

I'll help you get a good night’s sleep

No more night terrors! My training gives you peace of mind that you're on top of the latest issues in health privacy law.

You will learn how you're doing so far

My training gives you a measuring stick to know if your privacy compliance is #goodenough or if you have #worktodo.

I'll equip you with hands-on practical knowledge

My training teaches you how to lead your organization to embrace an even better culture of privacy.

Understand you are not alone

Attending my training you will meet a community of like-minded people who are also Privacy Officers.

See Kate in action and learn how important healthcare privacy can be, and the consequences when it goes wrong.

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What’s included

  • Everything listed above including ...
  • 16 hours of training
  • Privacy Officer Handbook
  • Online videos and resources
  • Q&A forum
Exceptional value!

Policy package


What’s included

If your organization doesn’t have privacy policies, or you want to update the ones you have, upgrade your training package to receive six turnkey policies specially written for primary care practices. My regular price for these policies alone is normally $2450.

  • Basic package plus...
  • Public statement to post on your website
  • General privacy policy
  • Safeguards
  • Access Correction and Release policy
  • Lockbox policy (including patient handout)
  • Privacy breach protocol



What’s included

If you feel like your team is lagging behind you may want some extra hand-holding and a shortcut. For a flat fee you can catapult yourself to the front of the privacy class with the all-in-one privacy package.

  • Registration for two of your team members (value of $2490)
  • Privacy Policies (value of $2450)
  • Three hour in-person team training session by me to your team anywhere in Ontario - no additional travel fees
  • Online videos of your own team training for review and orientation of new team members
  • Online testing and pass certificate in Privacy Training for all your team members
Yes! I’m ready to sign up

What if I find I don’t like it?

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No problem: I'll take all the risk away from you. I’m so sure that you’ll love training with me that I make you this promise:

If at any time you don’t like the way your training is going, if for any reason it isn't what you wanted or hoped for, or if you’re not finding it useful, then I'll refund you in full. No conditions.

So you can attend and be completely confident that what you'll learn will make you stronger and more effective in your role as a Privacy Officer.

Your next opportunity to take Privacy Officer Training with Kate will be in Spring 2018.

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Kate Dewhirst Health Law

My mission is bringing the law to life. I make legal theory understandable, accessible and fun! I’m available and love to work for all organizations in the healthcare sector across Ontario and beyond.

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