The Estate Planning Council of Toronto

2020/2021 MEETINGS

Meetings will be held virtually over Zoom, until further notice, with an opportunity to ask the speaker(s) questions. To bring added value to our existing and new members this season, we will feature an appetizer speaker or networking session and a main course speaker where noted. The virtual sessions will be held from 6:30 p.m. - 7:45 p.m. (Please refer to the meeting schedule as below). The virtual sessions will be recorded and accessible to members for post-view.

Meeting registration begins two weeks before the meeting. You will receive notices via email for registration. You may also register for a meeting by logging in to your member account. Cancellations are accepted until 5:30 pm on the Thursday before a meeting.

Instructions on member and guest registration are available at the link below:

Time of Meeting: 6:30 - 7:45 p.m. presented via Zoom

Download the 2020/2021 program (PDF).

    • 3 Nov 2020
    • 6:30 PM - 7:45 PM (EST)
    • Online

    Date & Time:
    November 3, 2020, 6:30 pm via Zoom

    15-Minute "Appetizer" Network session via Zoom breakout room

    60-Minute "Main Course Topic":  Advising High Net Worth Individuals and Families in Crisis
    Speaker:  Jaime Watt, Executive Chairman, Navigator Ltd.

    Zoom Meeting Link:
    You will receive the Zoom link, meeting ID and passcode in the Meeting Registration Confirmation email.

    To register, please click on the buttons in the emailed notices, or go to https://www., click Register (blue button at the left), enter the address this email was sent to and follow the prompts.

    Unlimited, free guests can be registered for all virtual sessions (not including the December Virtual Wine Tasting).

    Changes or cancellations to your meeting registration are accepted until the Sunday before the meeting. For this meeting, you will have until midnight, Sunday, November 1, 2020 to change or cancel your attendance and/or your guest registration.

    To change or cancel your and/or your guest registration, please email

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

10-Minute "Appetizer" TopicCOVID and your health - your questions answered
Speaker:   Talia Zenlea, MD, Gastroenterologist, Women's College Hospital

60 minute "Main Course" Topic:  Incentive Trusts and Purposeful Trusts
Speakers:  Elena Hoffstein, Miller Thomson LLP and Eric Hoffstein, Fogler, Rubinoff LLP

Tuesday, November 3, 2020

15-Minute "Appetizer" Network session via Zoom breakout room

60-Minute "Main Course" Topic:  Advising High Net Worth Individuals and Families in Crisis.
Speaker: Jaime Watt, Executive Chairman, Navigator Ltd.

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

10-Minute "Appetizer" Topic:  Philanthropy
Speaker:  Aneil Gokhale, Toronto Foundation

45-Minute "Main Course" Topic:  Sommelier Presentation
Details to follow

15-Minute Topic:  New Governance - Articles of Association, EPCT
Speakers:  Nicole Woodward and Tiffany Harding, EPCT Governance Committee

Tuesday, January 5, 2021

15-Minute "Appetizer" Network session via Zoom breakout room

60-Minute "Main Course" Topic:  Advisors' Negligence Panel
Speakers:  Michael Bookman, Babbin Bessner Spry LLP, Kellie Seaman, LawPRO, and Malcolm D'Souza, CPA Plan

Tuesday, February 2, 2021

15-Minute "Appetizer" Network session via Zoom breakout room

60-Minute "Main Course" Topic: Capacity - Ulysses Contracts and Capacity Assessments
Speakers:  Arthur Fish, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP and Alannah Kaye, Designated Capacity Assessor

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

10-Minute "Appetizer" Topic:  Mindset & Health
Speaker:  Amy Deacon, Cleveland Clinic

60-Minute "Main Course" Topic:  Strategic Planned Giving
Speaker:  Mark Halpern, Inc.

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

10-Minute "Appetizer" Topic:  Case Comment
Speaker:  Emma Hamilton, Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP

60-Minute "Main Course" Topic:  Estate Litigation
Speakers:  Angela Casey, Casey & Moss LLP and Clare Burns, WeirFoulds LLP

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

20-Minute "Appetizer" Topic:  Work from Home Technology
Speaker:  Jason Pereira, Woodgate Financial Ltd.

50-Minute "Main Course" Topic:  Tricky Tax Issues
Speaker:  David Stevens, Gowlings WLG International Limited

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