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    • Wednesday, March 08, 2023
    • 8:45 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Virtual by Zoom

    Human trafficking is a form of modern slavery. The United Nations defines human trafficking as "the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harbouring or receipt of persons by improper means such as force, fraud, coercion, deception, abduction and abuse of power for the purpose of exploitation." It’s a multi-billion-dollar criminal industry that denies freedom to an estimated 40.3 million people around the world, including 20.9 million people who are forced into different forms of labour and sex trafficking.

    People read statistics but don’t often engage with trafficking on a deeper level because they feel it is a problem that is happening “over there” in developing countries. Many think such exploitation, trauma and oppression could never happen here. As the old saying goes, “Out of sight, out of mind.”

    Yet, Canada and Bermuda are not immune to human trafficking. Canada has been labelled internationally as a “destination country” for human-trafficking victims, a “transit country” through which victims are moved and a “source country” for recruiting potential victims. No matter where we live, chances are it is happening nearby.

    Commissioner M. Christine MacMillan was born in Montreal and raised in Toronto where, following high school, she trained as a social services worker.  Prior to entering The Salvation Army Training College in 1973, she served as a social service worker in Metropolitan Toronto Community Services and later as Director of Social Services with The Salvation Army in the City of North York, Ontario and as a corps assistant, with a congregation in Toronto.

    From 1975 to 2012, Commissioner M. Christine MacMillan served as a Salvation Army officer in a variety of appointments in Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, Papua New Guinea, and the United States.  The range of her experience, from front-line ministry to senior administrative leadership has been motivated by her deep commitment to the Gospel and to social justice.  Through all of her appointments, she was actively engaged in promoting social justice, including the establishment of The Salvation Army’s International Social Justice Commission. 

    In July 2012, following retirement from The Salvation Army, Commissioner M. Christine MacMillan was selected by the World Evangelical Alliance to serve as their Senior Advisor for Social Justice.  While serving with the World Evangelical Alliance (WEA) as Associate Secretary General for Public Engagement, Commissioner M. Christine MacMillan oversaw the work of the WEA United Nations teams in Geneva and New York inclusive of WEA networks in the fields of Refugees, Climate Change, Humanitarian Advocacy, Peace & Reconciliation, Human Trafficking and Health and Healing.  She continues with the WEA as a Senior Advisor – Social Justice while chairing their Global Task Force on Human Trafficking and representing the WEA at the United Nations.  Commissioner M. Christine MacMillan sits on various boards and advises organizations in discerning strategic ways forward in fulfilling impactful influence through paradigms of integral mission while emphasizing intentional relationships of integrity. This includes an appointment by the United Nations to serve on the UN Multi-Faith Advisory Council.

    Ray Lamont - National / Territorial Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking (MSHT) Response Coordinator (Canada and Bermuda)

    Ray has completed her Anti-Human Trafficking Certificate through Vanguard University and was involved in an EU sponsored Advance MSHT Training in the Netherlands. She has also completed her Masters of Slavery and Liberation through the University of Nottingham with her dissertation focusing on how Canada's federal anti-trafficking plan reproduces and sustains colonial structures that increase the vulnerability of Indigenous women and girls to be victims of domestic sex trafficking. She has been involved in front line work in this field in Canada and Greece while having some short-term experiences in Italy and Bangladesh. She is the Vice Chair for The Salvation Army's International MSHT Response Council and is the Coordinator for MSHT Response work for the Caribbean and North America Zone.

    We will be giving away FOUR copies of this book which is a collaboration between Commissioner M. Christine MacMillan, founding director of the Army’s International Social Justice Commission (ISJC); Don Posterski, currently on the leadership team of the ISJC; and Dr. James Read, executive director of the Army’s Ethics Centre in Winnipeg. The book is divided into five sections, the last of which is a personal reflection from Commissioner MacMillan and covers a variety of topics, from poverty to gender inequality, and racism.

    • Thursday, April 20, 2023
    • 8:15 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Virtual by Zoom


    • Wednesday, June 07, 2023
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Virtual by Zoom

    John Douglas is the Managing Principal of John Douglas Forensic Accounting, Fraud Investigation & Litigation Support.  He continues to have an interesting and varied career that takes him across Canada and into International settings. He has garnered significant fraud investigation and forensic accounting expertise in multiple industries including insurance, health care, family law, criminal law, corporations, financial services for individuals, employee fraud, theft, and kickback investigations, just to name a few. During this one hour webinar, John will share some stories and their learning moments gained so far in his career.

    John earned a Bachelor of Science from the University of Waterloo, and is a Chartered Accountant, Chartered Professional Accountant, Certified Fraud Examiner, and Certified Fraud Investigator. He is a member in good standing of The Canadian Institute of Chartered Professional Accountants, The Institute of Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario, The Institute of Chartered Professional Accountants of Alberta, The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, and The Association of Certified Forensic Investigators.

    • Sunday, June 11, 2023
    • Friday, June 16, 2023
    • Seattle, Washington & Virtual


    The ACFE will provide more details in the 2023 New Year.

    • Tuesday, September 19, 2023
    • 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Hybrid (BMO-IFL, Pharmacy Ave, Toronto **AND** Virtual by Zoom)

    Full Workshop Agenda will be available in June, 2023.
    Register Today!

    Registration for the In-Person option includes free parking at BMO-IFL, free Wi-Fi, Continental Breakfast, snacks throughout the day, and the IFL world-famous Luncheon Buffet.

    Keith Elliott is the President & CEO of Reed Research, which provides comprehensive investigative reports with actionable intelligence since 1995 through an extensive network of local and global associations and affiliates. Keith has been a licensed Private Investigator since 1991and currently oversees the daily operations of the Reed Research's development and is the primary point of contact for many clients. He is a Law & Security Administration - Honours graduate, and holds additional diplomas in Private Investigations, Advanced Interview Techniques, and Close Protective Services. Keith's experiences are varied, dealing with Property and Casualty, Criminal and Life and Health insurance investigations across Canada and internationally. He is a Certified International Investigator and a Certified Fraud Examiner.

    • Wednesday, November 29, 2023
    • 12:30 PM
    • Thursday, November 30, 2023
    • 4:30 PM
    • Zoom Only -12:30 pm - 4:30 pm each day

    Topics include:

    Investigative Ethics – including addressing concerns about false confessions, and cognitive bias (2 hours).

    Financial Investigations & Forensic Accounting – including how to get started with a financial investigation, addressing the issue of intent in financial investigations, financial documents and how to use them to further your investigation, and tips and tricks to successfully find facts in a forensic accounting investigation (6 hours total)

Wednesday, January 25, 2023 Embezzlement & Vendor Fraud Case Study (2.0 CPE credits)
Friday, December 02, 2022 ACCA Public Sector (Virtual) Conference
Thursday, December 01, 2022 Bi-Annual (Virtual) Ethics Day: "Ethics in a Changing World" with Karen Wensley, MBA, ICD.D (4 Ethics CPEs)
Tuesday, November 29, 2022 ACCA Accounting for the Future (Virtual) Conference FREE
Sunday, November 13, 2022 2022 ACFE Fraud Conference Canada (In-Person Only)
Wednesday, November 09, 2022 Twin Cities & Georgia ACFE Chapters Conference (5.25 CPEs)
Tuesday, November 08, 2022 Whistleblowers & Public Integrity (In-Person)
Monday, September 19, 2022 DETECTING & PREVENTING FRAUD in the POST-COVID ERA (16 CPEs) with Mary Breslin
Thursday, September 08, 2022 SEP 8, 2022 (5 - 8 pm) In-Person Patio Networking Event
Tuesday, June 28, 2022 **RE-SCHEDULED (due to illness)** "Tin Hats and Tin Badges: When Tech Meets Investigation" (1 CPE)
Sunday, June 19, 2022 33rd Annual ACFE Global Fraud Conference
Tuesday, May 31, 2022 ACFE Calgary Chapter 2022 Annual Conference (8 CPE credits)
Thursday, April 21, 2022 Fraud Investigation Techniques FIT 2022 Forum (7 CPEs)
Wednesday, March 09, 2022 Proving Unreported Sales in the Post COVID Era and CAFC Update (3.0 CPE)
Wednesday, January 26, 2022 Analysis of Fraudulent Documents with Samiah Ibrahim (1 CPE)
Tuesday, November 30, 2021 Interviewing with Don Rabon (7.0 CPEs)
Thursday, November 18, 2021 CPIO 2021 Professional Development Day
Sunday, November 07, 2021 2021 Canadian (Virtual) Fraud Conference
Monday, September 20, 2021 "Think Like a Forensic Accountant" with Tiffany Couch. Sep 20 - 23, 2021 --12 Noon to 4 pm (Toronto Time) EACH DAY (Earn 16 CPEs incl 1 Ethics)
Thursday, September 09, 2021 GTA Chapter (Fiscal 2020) Annual General Meeting
Thursday, July 15, 2021 CPA Ontario Ethics Summit
Tuesday, July 06, 2021 Deception Research Society
Monday, June 21, 2021 ACFE 2021 (Virtual) Global Fraud Conference
Wednesday, June 09, 2021 Biometrics: Applications in Fraud Prevention, Detection & Investigation with Simon Marchand, Nuance Communications (1 CPE)
Tuesday, June 01, 2021 Deception Research Society Lies & Allies June Session
Thursday, May 27, 2021 "Unicorns and the Case for Analytics" (1 CPE) Atlantic IIA Chapter
Thursday, May 13, 2021 ACFE Calgary Chapter 2021 Virtual Conference (8 CPEs)
Tuesday, May 04, 2021 Deception Research Society Monthly Meeting
Thursday, April 29, 2021 "Fraud & Cybercrime in Canada" (Public Sector Network)
Wednesday, April 28, 2021 Canada, Justice and Equity: Where Do We Stand?
Thursday, April 22, 2021 FIT 2021 (Fraud Investigation Techniques) 7.0 CPEs
Tuesday, April 06, 2021 Deception Research Society Webinar
Tuesday, March 09, 2021 Emerging Trends Impacting Investigative Interviewing & COVID-Related Fraud Update (3 CPEs)
Wednesday, February 24, 2021 ACCA: Achieving Equity: How Finance Professionals can Drive Change in Diversity & Inclusion
Monday, February 08, 2021 Advancing Your Career in Fraud & Financial Crime Prevention (for Seneca College)
Thursday, February 04, 2021 A Review of the 2020 Report to the Nations & A Primer on the CFE Credential (for Seneca College)
Wednesday, January 27, 2021 Non-Verbal Communication, Biases & Video Interviews with Vincent Denault...Chapter 2021 Kickoff (1 CPE)
Thursday, January 21, 2021 ACFE Ottawa: (Virtual) Annual Fraud Professional's Conference
Tuesday, December 01, 2020 ACCA "Accounting for ther Future" Conference ("Rethinking Business for a Sustainable Future") Up to 18 CPDs
Thursday, November 26, 2020 Planning Your Next Career Move (for Chapter Student Affiliates)
Thursday, November 19, 2020 Calgary ACFE "How to obtain CRA information in order to support your investigations and how we can work together to deter crime."
Monday, November 16, 2020 CPIO Professional Development Day "Building Surveillance Success"
Monday, November 02, 2020 2020 Canadian (Virtual) Fraud Conference
Sunday, November 01, 2020 2020 Canadian (Virtual) Fraud PRE-CONFERENCE
Wednesday, October 14, 2020 ACFE Montreal: First Virtual Conference (3 CPEs)
Wednesday, October 07, 2020 ACFE Ottawa: Rebounding Securely in the Post-Covid Era (1 CPE)
Wednesday, September 23, 2020 ACFE Atlantic: "Ethics & Artifical Intelligence" (2 Ethics CPE)
Monday, September 21, 2020 Annual Sep (Online) Workshop: "Current Topics for Fraud Examiners" (with Nejolla Korris)
Thursday, September 10, 2020 Chapter Annual General Meeting for Fiscal 2019
Monday, August 24, 2020 ACFE Virtual CFE Exam Review Course
Monday, June 22, 2020 ACFE 2020 (Virtual) Global Fraud Conference
Wednesday, May 13, 2020 Dynamic Audit Planning (Institute of Internal Auditors Toronto Chapter)
Thursday, April 02, 2020 Fraud Investigation Techniques (FIT 2020) Forum
Thursday, March 26, 2020 Student Affiliate Networking Evening (Cancelled due to COVID)
Wednesday, March 04, 2020 The Future of Cybersecurity & Data Privacy (Institute of Internal Auditors Toronto Chapter)
Wednesday, December 04, 2019 Artifical Intelligence & Internal Audit (Institute of Internal Auditors Toronto Chapter)
Wednesday, November 06, 2019 Decoding Ethics in the Digital Age: 2019 Edition (Institute of Internal Auditors Toronto Chapter)
Sunday, October 20, 2019 2019 Canadian Fraud Conference (Montreal)
Wednesday, October 09, 2019 Auditing Culture & Identifying Cultural Artifacts (Institute of Internal Auditors Toronto Chapter)
Wednesday, October 02, 2019 Understanding & Living Ethics in a Fast-Paced World
Wednesday, October 02, 2019 ACFE-GTA Chapter Annual General Meeting
Tuesday, October 01, 2019 Open Source Intelligence "OSINT" (Council of Professional Investigators of Ontario)
Wednesday, September 25, 2019 Moving Towards A Smart Digital Internal Audit (Institute of Internal Auditors Toronto Chapter)
Tuesday, September 17, 2019 Understanding & Investigating Fraud Perpetrated by Management (with Janet McHard & Beth Mohr)
Monday, June 10, 2019 The Connection Between Fairness and Effectiveness in Investigations - Presented by: Gerry McGeachy
Monday, April 29, 2019 CFE Exam Review Course
Tuesday, April 09, 2019 Fraud Investigation Techniques (FIT 2019) Forum
Wednesday, January 23, 2019 January 2019 - Monthly Event - Sponsored by SAS Canada
Sunday, October 28, 2018 2018 Canadian Fraud Conference (Ottawa)
Monday, October 15, 2018 Ethics Matters (with Dr. Jim Read, Executive Director of Salvation Army Ethics Centre)
Tuesday, October 02, 2018 Anatomy of An Investigation (co-hosted with CPIO)
Tuesday, September 11, 2018 Ethics & Trust in a Digital Age (with Narayanan Vaidyanathan, Head-Business Insights at ACCA)
Tuesday, May 29, 2018 Health Care Fraud: A Prescription for a Solution (with Andrew Kautz)
Tuesday, April 10, 2018 Fraud Investigation Techniques (FIT 2018) Forum
Monday, February 26, 2018 AML & Financial Crime in Canada - A 2018 Update (with Mark McManus)
Tuesday, January 30, 2018 Assessing the Risk of Fraud (with Linda Lister)
Tuesday, November 28, 2017 Cybercrime: Insurance Coverage Issues & Options (with Reid Lester)
Sunday, October 29, 2017 2017 Canadian Fraud Conference (Toronto)
Friday, September 22, 2017 How to Detect if Someone is Lying (with Nejolla Korris)
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 Employee Dishonesty and the Role of Ethics Training (with Andrew Kautz)
Wednesday, April 05, 2017 Fraud Investigation Techniques (FIT 2017) Forum
Tuesday, January 24, 2017 Defending your Digital Data (with Ryan Duquette)
Tuesday, November 15, 2016 Cybercrime & Digital Forensics Workshop (with CPIO)
Tuesday, October 25, 2016 Where Have All the Fraudster Gone? (with Ross Dunsmore)
Sunday, September 11, 2016 2016 Canadian Fraud Conference (Montreal)
Tuesday, June 28, 2016 Understanding the Money Laundering & Terrorist Financing Risks in Canada (with Mark McManus)
Thursday, May 26, 2016 Health Fraud - Recognize It, Report It, Stop It (with OPP Detective Staff Sergeant Dorian Dwyer)
Tuesday, April 26, 2016 Doing the Right Thing (Part II) with Dave Oswald
Thursday, April 07, 2016 Fraud Investigation Techniques (FIT 2016) Forum
Tuesday, March 22, 2016 Doing the Right Thing (Part 1) with Dave Oswald
Wednesday, February 24, 2016 Digital Evidence & Data Security (with Alex Fishbein)
Tuesday, January 26, 2016 Contemporary Fraudulent Schemes (with Alexander Fishbein)
Tuesday, November 24, 2015 Fraud & Money Laundering from a Legal Perspective (with Stephen McClyment)
Wednesday, October 28, 2015 Fraud: Not On My Watch...Think Again! (with Colleen Basden & Diane Del Monte)
Tuesday, September 22, 2015 Fraud Investigation Techniques (FIT 2015) Forum
Sunday, August 30, 2015 2015 Canadian Fraud Conference (Ottawa)
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 Skepticism: The Primary Weapon in the Fight Against Fraud (Daniel Edwards & Chantal Gabriele))
Tuesday, May 26, 2015 The Cybercrime Game: How Are You Playing? (with Peter Yien)
Tuesday, March 31, 2015 Risk Management & Fraud (with Derek Rostant)
Thursday, February 26, 2015 Keeping the "F" Word off Construction Sites: Current Issues Related to Construction Fraud (with Denise Bambrough)
Tuesday, January 27, 2015 Understanding Fraud Through Real-Life Investigations (with Linda Lister)
Thursday, November 27, 2014 Five Fraud Issues for 2015 (with Toby Bishop)
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 People's Tweets Can Sing a Different Tune (with Michael Thompson & Craig D'Souza)
Tuesday, September 23, 2014 Fraud Investigation Techniques (FIT 2014) Forum
Sunday, September 07, 2014 2014 Canadian Fraud Conference (Toronto)
Tuesday, June 24, 2014 WSIB Fraud: The Do's and Don'ts (with Brian Sartorelli)
Tuesday, May 27, 2014 Procurement Fraud: Strategies for Prevention, Early Detection, & Response (with Denise Bambrough)
Wednesday, April 30, 2014 Negiligent Fraudulent Investigation & Malicious Prosecution (with Reid Lester)
Wednesday, April 02, 2014 The Future of Fraud Fighting (with Jerrard Gaertner)
Tuesday, February 25, 2014 A Comparison of Civil and Criminal Fraud Proceedings (with Elissa Sinha and Chris Devereux)
Tuesday, January 28, 2014 Spotting Deception in Written Statements (with David Oswald)
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 Funding Fraud Recovery Litigation (with Norm Groot)
Wednesday, September 25, 2013 Fraud Investigation Techniques (FIT 2013) Forum
Sunday, September 08, 2013 2013 Canadian Fraud Conference (Montreal)
Tuesday, May 14, 2013 A Four Million Dollar Fraud Case Study (with Karen Blau of Scout Intelligence)
Tuesday, April 23, 2013 Digital Forensics: An Investigator's View (with Sandy Boucher)
Thursday, March 28, 2013 Employee Fraud: Avoiding Backlash to the Investigation (with Andrew Kautz)
Tuesday, March 05, 2013 Employee Fraud: Detection, Investigation & Response (with Denise Bambrough & Elissa Sinha)
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 Fraud & Corruption in the Construction Industry (with Edward Nagel)

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