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  • Sunday, December 13, 2020 6:12 PM | Anonymous

    Toronto, ON: Public Services and Procurement Canada have asked the ACFE-GTA Chapter to help inform our Chapter members, and all CFEs in the GTA about the current career opportunities in Forensic Accounting.

    Click here to be redirected to the G of C website
  • Saturday, September 26, 2020 1:15 PM | Anonymous

    Toronto, Ontario: Dorian Dwyer, the President and Chief Executive Officer of the ACFE-GTA Chapter is pleased to announce that the Board of Directors has confirmed his recommendation on filling a vacancy on the Chapter's Board of Directors. Astra Williamson, CPA, CGA, CFE is returning to the Chapter as a Member of the Board of Directors, effective immediately.

    The Board has also approved Dorian's recommendation that Astra become an Officer of the Chapter. Astra has accepted the appointment of Senior Vice-President (SVP) & Chief Learning Officer (CLO), where she will have overall responsibility for the development, planning, and execution of all Chapter professional development and training activities.

    Dorian, upon making the announcement said, "Astra brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the SVP & CLO role. She has a storied history of dedication and commitment to the Greater Toronto Area (formerly the Toronto) ACFE Chapter. With over twenty years as a volunteer on the board, Astra has held almost every position available, including Chapter President, Vice-President, Treasurer, and Training Director. We are looking forward to working with Astra and are delighted she has agreed to be part of the Chapter leadership team once again."

    In 2019, the Chapter updated its Bylaws and Officer titles and responsibilities to better position the Chapter for continued success in the next decade and beyond. All position descriptions and governance documents can now be found on the Chapter website under the "About" main menu section.

  • Friday, September 11, 2020 11:59 AM | Anonymous

    Toronto, ON: The ACFE-GTA Chapter held its Annual General Meeting (AGM) for the Fiscal Year 2019 (ending March 31, 2020) yesterday, September 10, 2020, utilizing a virtual platform to accommodate the current COVID-19 environment. A copy of Report of the President (Dorian Dwyer) is attached through the link below.

    2020 AGM Presidents Report.pdf

    At the beginning of the AGM, Dorian announced that William (Bill) Vasiliou, MBA, CPA, CGA, CFE, the current Immediate Past President  and Ex-Officio member of the Board, has submitted his notice to retire as of September 11, 2020. On behalf of the Board and Chapter, Dorian thanked Bill for his long and dedicated service to the Chapter for over 23 years, where he has held many executive positions including treasurer, vice-president, and president. Bill has been detecting and deterring fraud during a career that has spanned over 43 years.The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) published a Chapter Leader Profile on Bill in September 2017, on the occasion of his twenty years on the local Chapter board of directors. The Chapter wishes Bill a long, healthy, and happy retirement.

  • Wednesday, August 19, 2020 1:02 PM | Anonymous

    Toronto, ON: The ACFE-GTA Chapter has announced the date of their Annual General Meeting for Fiscal 2019 (the fiscal year-ended March 31, 2020). The meeting will be held virtually this year on Thursday September 10, 2020 commencing at 1:00 pm EDT.

    Only Chapter Members in good standing may attend and vote at the meeting. Details of the meeting and the registration link is found at

    Once a Chapter Member in good standing has registered for the AGM, and the Chapter has verified the status of their membership, they will receive a separate email with the link to the virtual meeting.

    This is an excellent time for those with lapsed or expired memberships to renew their membership in time to attend the AGM.

  • Monday, March 16, 2020 11:06 PM | Mark McManus (Administrator)

    EVENT CANCELLATION: Student Affiliate Networking Evening
    TORONTO, ON: Please be advised that the ACFE-GTA Chapter Student Affiliate Networking Evening, scheduled for Thursday March 26th, has been cancelled due to the risks associated with COVID-19 and the desire of health and government officials to implement "social distancing" as a preventive measure.

    We appreciate the enthusiastic interest expressed by our student members, and look forward to announcing a new date sometime in the future.

    In the meantime, we hope everyone stays safe and healthy.

    Elodie Goncalves; Director, Membership, ACFE-GTA Chapter
    Jordan McManus; Director, Engagement & Mentorship, ACFE-GTA Chapter
  • Sunday, March 15, 2020 5:41 PM | Mark McManus (Administrator)

    Toronto, ON:

    The health and safety of our speakers, attendees, and staff is paramount and as of today the risks associated with COVID-19 and this type of event outweigh the acceptability of continuing with this conference. Many companies are prohibiting employees from attending group events and organizers are cancelling as a proactive means to prevent the further spread of this virus.

    Following the rapidly developing situational reports and news on the spread of  COVID-19, the Board of Directors of the ACFE-GTA Chapter and the Board of Directors of the CPIO have decided to cancel the FIT 2020 conference at BMO IFL as a public safety measure.

    We would like to thank our registrants, speakers, staff, and the organizers who worked diligently to put this conference together. Both
    Boards are already working on strategies to ensure members continue to receive continuing educational opportunities and CPE hours. We will update our respective communities soon in this regard.    

    All registrants will be receiving an email notification of this cancellation. Within the coming days, you will receive a full refund. We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your understanding.

    Board of Directors, ACFE-GTA

    Board of Directors, CPIO

  • Friday, March 13, 2020 10:34 AM | Anonymous

    Toronto, ON: This morning, all registrants for the upcoming FIT 2020 Workshop received an email with the following message:

    Your health and safety is of paramount concern to us. We want to assure you that the ACFE - GTA Chapter and CPIO Boards are closely monitoring the current COVID-19 pandemic situation which is changing rapidly.

    We are in communications with the site vendor to determine our best next course of action. In the event the conference is cancelled, a detailed cancellation notice will be circulated and a full refund provided.

    We will provide an update early next week or sooner if needed. In the interim we appreciate your patience in this matter.

                   Dorian Dwyer                                        Brian Sartorelli
                   President & CEO                                  President & CEO
                   ACFE-GTA Chapter                              CPIO
  • Saturday, March 07, 2020 4:35 PM | Anonymous

    Toronto, ON: The organizing committee for the FIT 2020 one day Fraud Investigation Techniques conference being held on April 2, 2020 at the BMO Institute for Learning on Pharmacy Avenue in Toronto has now released the presentation abstracts and information on our speakers.

    Check out all the details here: FIT 2020 Program Brochure.pdf

    To register, go to:

  • Monday, February 24, 2020 10:04 PM | Anonymous

    Remember to join us for the Networking Event that follows the end of the conference. It will be held in the BMO - IFL Social Centre starting at 4:15 pm.

    Register today and CFEs can obtain 7.0 CPE towards their annual requirement for continuing education. In order to receive the GTA Chapter Member rate,you need to be a GTA Chapter Member, in addition to being a CFE in good standing. This is a good time to renew your membership to the GTA Chapter or join the GTA Chapter for the first time ($84.75 for the year). You can save some money and enjoy GTA Chapter Member rates on our events throughout the year.

    ALSO...when you attend FIT 2020, we can put your name into a draw for one free Registration Package for the Canadian 2020 Fraud Conference being held at the Beanfield Centre (Exhibition Place), here in Toronto, this November 1 - 4, 2020!!

  • Tuesday, February 18, 2020 1:17 PM | Anonymous

    Toronto, ON: The ACFE-GTA Chapter announced today that for all persons who register for and attend the FIT 2020 Fraud Investigations Techniques Conference that is being held on April 2, 2020...

    ...they can enter a draw to win one regular conference registration package to the 2020 Canadian Fraud Conference that is being held at the Beanfield Centre, Toronto from November 1 to 4, 2020.

    FIT 2020 Registration is now open and you  may register here.

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