Contributing authors of "Law and Mental Health in Canada: Cases and Materials" discuss the intersection of mental health and Indigenous persons who become charged with a criminal charge or come before the Consent and Capacity Board. They also explore the ways mental health can impact decisions at the bail and sentencing stages in criminal proceedings.
Key Learning Objectives
• To identify and address issues specific to Indigenous persons living with mental health disorders in both the criminal and civil mental health fields.
• To identify and address issues specific to bail and sentencing for accused persons presenting with mental health disorders.
• To participate in a Question & Answer period with the opportunity to ask live questions.
1:00 – 1:05 Introduction and agenda overview
1:05 – 1:10 Intergenerational Trauma and Barriers to Accessing Justice for Indigenous Peoples
1:10 – 1:15 Indigenous Approaches to Mental Health and Culturally Appropriate Treatment (Mazzei v BC)
1:15 – 1:20 The impact of Gladue and Ipeelee on mental health proceedings
1:20 – 1:25 Fetal Alcohol Syndrome – specialized courts
1:25 – 1:30 Bail Conditions and Review
1:30 – 1:35 R. v Zora: A reminder about the presumption of condition-less bail
1:35 – 1:40 Treatment/Counselling Conditions in Bail Orders
1:40 – 1:45 Other Instances of Terms Being Placed on a Mentally Disordered Accused
1:45 – 1:50 Intersection of mental health, Indigenous persons, and the bail and sentencing stages
1:50 – 2:00 Q&A and Conclusion
CPD Credits (1 hour)
• For Ontario, 1 hour can be applied towards the 9 Substantive Hours of Continuing Professional Development as required by the Law Society of Ontario
• For other provinces, consider including this 1 hour course as a CPD learning activity in your mandatory annual Continuing Professional Development Plan as required by the Law Society