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  • Monday, January 09, 2023 12:01 AM | Anonymous

     

    PRESIDENT'S NEW YEAR MESSAGE 2023


    January 9, 2023

    Well…what a great year this has been, even as we continued to manage through Covid!! Our core purpose at the Chapter is to advance the fraud prevention, detection, deterrence, and investigation profession, primarily by providing CPE Training that is affordable, high quality, and wherever possible, Canadian-based.

    We held a very successful in-person Networking Event in early September outside on the patio at the Amsterdam Barrel House in the Toronto Leaside neighborhood. We are hoping to make this an annual event, and look forward to even more CFEs joining us next year!

    During the 2022 Training Year, we delivered 32 hours of CPE training at an average cost of $16 per CPE for Chapter Members, and $20 per CPE for Non-Chapter Members. So, CFEs who are members of the GTA Chapter (at $75 a year) saved $131 in CPE costs – almost double their money back!!

    e-Learning Catalog

    For CFEs who cannot attend training on the days scheduled, we introduced the Chapter’s   e-Learning Catalog     in 2020 and it expands every year as we continue to add more courses. The Catalog has now been   reorganized into Topics  making it easier for CFEs to find a suitable course while earning their CPE credits at their own pace and on their own schedule at a very reasonable cost.

    CPE Training 2023 Schedule

    We have now prepared our   CPE Training Calendar for 2023.  While you will continue to receive timely email announcements throughout the year, why not mark the dates on your calendar and register today! REGISTRATION is OPEN for all events.

    In keeping with the wishes of a significant majority of attendees, most of our training will continue to be virtual through Zoom next year. However, our September Workshop will be a one-day “hybrid” event with Keith Elliott of Reed Research. It will be streamed live through Zoom and held at BMO-IFL Conference Centre, which includes free parking and their world-famous lunch buffet! We envision a greater number of hybrid events in 2024.

    Thanks for all Your Support

    In closing, I would like to take this opportunity to thank all members of our volunteer Board of Directors for their contributions over the past year. We have a strong and dedicated team working to continue the proud heritage of the GTA Chapter.

    However, our efforts are only successful and meaningful when we have an engaged and committed community of CFEs. The Board is grateful for your continued support of the Chapter and dedication to our profession. We look forward to seeing everyone at our CPE and Networking events in 2023!
     

    Warm wishes,Dorian Dwyer
    President & Chief Executive Officer
    ACFE-GTA Chapter

     

  • Wednesday, September 14, 2022 11:06 AM | Anonymous

    Toronto, Ontario: The ACFE World Head Quarters has advised the ACFE-GTA Chapter that planning for the 2022 Canadian Fraud Conference is near completion and the website is now available to register:

    https://www.fraudconference.com/canada2022.aspx

    Deadline for Hotel X Registration is October 10, 2022.

    Deadline for the Early Bird Conference Registration is October 14, 2022.

    The Conference will be held at The Beanfield Centre at Exhibition Place, Toronto, and that a block of rooms have been set aside ***until October 10, 2022*** at Hotel X, located at 111 Princes' Blvd., Toronto, ON M6K 3C3 | Entrance at the corner of Lake Shore Blvd. and Newfoundland Drive.

  • Wednesday, September 07, 2022 3:29 PM | Anonymous

    Toronto, ON: In preparation for the ACFE-GTA Chapter Annual General Meeting ("AGM") for Fiscal 2021 (the fiscal year-ended March 31, 2022), the Chapter has released the minutes of the last AGM (for Fiscal 2020 held September 8, 2021 virtually). These Minutes are on the agenda for approval in the upcoming Fiscal 2021 AGM.

    2020 AGM Minutes (held September 9 2021).pdf

    The Fiscal 2021 AGM will be held IN-PERSON this year on Thursday September 8, 2022 (6:00 pm to 6:15 pm Toronto, Canada Time) at the Amsterdam Barrel House, 57 Laird Dr, East York, Ontario.

    The NETWORKING Event starts at 5 pm and ends at 8 pm.

    There are no elections required for this Annual General Meeting. The current Board of Directors serve until September 30, 2023.
    The Agenda for the AGM is:
    (a)   President Welcome & Report
    and Approval of Fiscal 2020 AGM Minutes
    (b)   Fiscal 2021 Financial Statements (which have already been
           approved by the Board of Directors)

    (c)   Other Business

    Only Chapter Members in Good Standing may speak and vote at the Annual General Meeting.

    Details of the meeting and the registration link is found HERE.

  • Wednesday, June 22, 2022 12:53 PM | Anonymous

    Toronto, ON: The ACFE-GTA Chapter has announced the date of their Annual General Meeting ("AGM") for Fiscal 2021 (the fiscal year-ended March 31, 2022). The AGM will be held in conjunction with the first in-person networking event the Chapter has held since October, 2019. Registration is required.

    The AGM will be held IN-PERSON this year on Thursday September 8, 2022 (6:00 pm to 6:15 pm Toronto, Canada Time) at the Amsterdam Barrel House, 57 Laird Dr, (in Leaside), East York, Ontario.

    There are no elections required for this Annual General Meeting. The current Board of Directors serve until September 30, 2023.

    The Agenda for the AGM is:
    (a)   President & CEO's Welcome & Report

    (b)   Fiscal 2021 Financial Statements (which have already been
           approved by the Board of Directors)

    (c)   Other Business

    Only Chapter Members in Good Standing may speak and vote at the Annual General Meeting. You will be given a name tag upon entry to the Amsterdam Barrel House that indicates your status as a Chapter Member in Good Standing to help facilitate the voting process at the AGM.

    Details of the meeting and the registration link is found HERE.

  • Monday, March 07, 2022 8:14 PM | Anonymous

    Toronto, ON. The ACFE-GTA Chapter is holding their annual Fraud Awareness Month training event on Wednesday March 9, 2022 by Zoom. Interested parties can register for the program here.

    The RCMP, in conjunction with the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre (CAFC), has recently released some "quick facts about fraud" that citizens and fraud examiners alike, might find helpful:

    • The CAFC estimates that only 5% of fraud cases are reported.
    • Based on reports to the CAFC, the scams that resulted in the highest financial loss in 2021 were investment scams, with losses exceeding $113 million. This was a new trend seen by the CAFC, with a noticeable increase in cryptocurrency investment scams.
    • Based on reports to the CAFC, the top five most reported scams and fraud in 2021 were extortion, phishing, merchandise scams, service scams and vendor fraud.
    • By reporting to the CAFC, you are assisting law enforcement by contributing to a national repository of information to assist investigations and support prevention and disruption efforts.

    • For more information, see the full news release here.


  • Monday, January 24, 2022 4:14 PM | Anonymous

    Austin, TX: The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) is pleased to highlight the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) Chapter. The GTA Chapter was our first chapter formed in Canada, and created under the Canadian Business Corporation Act on September 30, 1991. They are celebrating their 30th anniversary this year. Over the past 30 years, they have had no shortage of active board members who have helped shape the chapter over time to provide new and innovative events to local members.

    Read our GTA Chapter Profile

    The ACFE also prepared a special 30th Anniversary logo for the GTA Chapter, which is now being used on their website.

  • Thursday, January 06, 2022 10:49 AM | Anonymous

    Toronto, Canada: The ACFE - Greater Toronto Area Chapter has announced the Chapter's Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Training Plan for 2022. Due to the ongoing pandemic, ALL training sessions in 2022 will continue to be hosted virtually using Zoom.

    ACFE-GTA 2022 CPE Training Calendar.pdf

    Some details for the Fraud Investigation Techniques (FIT) 2022 Forum and the annual  September Workshop are in the process of being finalized; however, the dates are firm. The CPE Training Plan will be updated as these details become available.

    The Chapter encourages all CFEs in Ontario's Golden Horseshoe Area, Southwestern Ontario, and Northwestern Ontario to save the dates of the training and register as soon as possible. As in past years, Chapter Members receive significant discounts on Chapter CPE training, and are reminded that they must log-into the ACFE-GTA website to obtain those Member prices. In  fact, if you join as a Chapter Member,you can save 50% of the cost of all Chapter CPE Training! Join today!

    "We have worked diligently to continue to provide affordable, quality, and relevant training for all Certified Fraud Examiners," says Astra Williamson, the Chapter Senior Vice-President & Chief Learning Officer. "We look forward to the continuing strong support of all our Chapter Members as well as all Certified Fraud Examiners in the year ahead. We value the support of all CFEs in our Ontario region and across the country."

    Anyone who is interested in the prevention, detection, deterrence, and investigation of fraud and fraud-related matters (including identity theft, scams, etc.) is welcome to attend any of the GTA Chapter's training sessions.

    Further information is available by emailing the Chapter.

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  • Tuesday, January 04, 2022 10:38 AM | Anonymous

    Toronto, Canada: Dorian Dwyer, the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Greater Toronto Area Chapter has issued his 2022 New Year's Message. All CFEs in Ontario's Golden Horseshoe, Southwestern Ontario, and Northwestern Ontario will receive the message by email.

    Click HERE for a PDF version

    More details are available by emailing the Chapter.

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