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Chapter CPE Events (Virtual)

As part of the GTA Chapter CPE Program, regular speaker seminars & webinars are scheduled during the year, usually in January, March, June, and October. The Chapter is now offering all their continuing professional educational activities online due to Covid-19.

The GTA Chapter launched an e-Learning Catalogue in March, 2020, where any Certified Fraud Examiner can obtain CPE credits from a selection of online, on-demand courses at a very reasonable cost.

Upcoming events

    • Wednesday, January 26, 2022
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • 2022 Training Year Kick-off Webinar - Virtual by ZOOM

    Chapter Members MUST log-in to the website in order to obtain the Member Rate.

    Samiah Ibrahim has spent her career in security, intelligence and law enforcement.  She is a senior forensic scientist and manager with the Canadian Government.  In this function Samiah is responsible for overseeing the national delivery of Forensic Document Examination ("FDE") expertise to clients throughout the Government of Canada.  She continues to conduct forensic analysis of questioned document cases involving multiple facets of examination including, but not limited to:  handwriting, signatures, typewriters, impact & non-impact printing devices, photocopiers, decipherment of latent impressions, detection & decipherment of obliterations, commercial & security printing processes, wet & dry cachets, and examination of official documents (i.e., passports, birth certificates, driver’s licenses).

    Samiah earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology (1989) and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science (1987), both from Carleton University in Ottawa. She received her forensic training at the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS).

    In recent years, Samiah has worked with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime and INTERPOL to prepare training materials for capacity building in FDE.  In particular, she has developed and conducted trials of collaborative testing in secure documents’ examination, and has been heavily involved in the development of FDE capability with the Palestinian Authority.

    Samiah is the President of the American Society of Forensic Document Examiners; she has been a member since 2006.  A member of the Canadian Society of Forensic Sciences, the Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences, and the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, she routinely presents tutorials and seminars about FDE both internationally and nationally, and considers foreign script examinations, spectral differences in ink, biometrics as it relates to forensic science, and forensic intelligence as topics of interest.

    • Wednesday, March 09, 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 11:45 AM
    • Virtual by Zoom

    Chapter Members MUST log-in to the website in order to obtain the Member Rate.

    Presentation 1 (9:00 - 10:40am)
    Proving Unreported Sales in the Post COVID Era

    With increased pressures and opportunities ensuing from the pandemic, the risk of unreported sales (including cash sales) in privately held businesses has never been more prevalent.  Please join Tim Zimmerman, CBV, CFE, ABV and Rick Davies, CPA, CA, CBV, CFE, CFF from RSM Canada to learn about the warning signs that you and your clients should be looking for, the different types of information and documentation that you should be trying to procure, and the methods and techniques which can be utilized to uncover and/or quantify unreported sales.

    Tim Zimmerman is a partner with RSM Canada's litigation support services group. Helping businesses affected by business interruptions and commercial disputes, Tim has built the firm’s expropriation, construction dispute, commercial insurance and large loss claims services. His services also include contract disputes, product liability and subrogation claims. Among Tim’s other achievements is the development of numerous education seminars for the firm, including those accredited for insurance professionals, to facilitate an exchange of best practices and ideas.  Tim Zimmerman was named a recipient of The Canadian Institute of Chartered Business Valuators’ 2018 Top CBV Under 40 Award. The award recognizes Zimmerman’s success in bringing distinction to the profession through his services, his notable career trajectory and his achievements, both professionally and in his community.

    BREAK: 10:40 - 10:50 am.

    Presentation 2 (10:50 - 11:45 am)
    CAFC Update on Current Fraud Trends

    In the past year throughout the COVID pandemic, we have witnesses an increase in fraud, cyber crimes and identity theft.  The Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre will provide an update on the Canadian fraud landscape and trends.

    The CAFC is Canada's central repository for data, intelligence and resource material that relates to fraud.  It does not conduct investigations but provides valuable assistance to law enforcement agencies all over the world by identifying connections among seemingly unrelated cases. It is jointly managed by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, the Competition Bureau Canada and the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP).

    A/Detective Sergeant John Armit, has been a member of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) for 21 years.  John has worked at the Prince Edward County, Lanark County and Ottawa Traffic detachments in general investigative duties, major crime and as a Community Service & Media Officer.  In 2015, John began working with the OPP’s Anti-Rackets Branch (ARB), investigating economic crimes and political corruption.  In May 2021, John began a secondment with the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre (CAFC) as a law enforcement Liaison Officer.

    • Wednesday, June 15, 2022
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Virtual by Zoom

    Tin Hats and Tin Badges: When Tech meets Investigation (1.0 CPE)
    Chapter Members MUST log-in to the website in order to obtain the Member Rate.

    Join Ben Saprio, Head of Technology, Risk and Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at Canada Life as he talks about how investigation units work with information security offices to combat cyber fraud.  Learn about some of the hurdles in navigating this space and how to build bridges through some case studies and helpful stories.  

    During Ben's over 11 years in security consulting, he has focused on hard security engineering problems (i.e., process, architecture, and implementation), and security evangelism (R&D, education and strategy).  In his CISO roles over the past six years, he has supported executives in making informed decisions to manage security and privacy risk, as well as bringing consistent improvements to security capabilities and operations. 

    • Thursday, December 01, 2022
    • 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Virtual by Zoom

    More details on the seminar will be posted when they are available.
    This seminar will provide 4.0 CPEs
    2.0 CPEs may be carried over to your next accreditation year.

    Chapter Members MUST log-in to the website in order to obtain the Member Rate.

    Karen Wensley is a frequent speaker on professional ethics and personal branding. Karen was a special lecturer in business ethics at the University of Waterloo from 2010 to 2019. She was the author of the monthly ethics column for CPA Magazine from 2014 - 2018. She is also the author of the book "The Power of Personal Branding for Career Success."

    Karen is a member of the board of directors of Trillium Heath Partners, Gore Mutual Insurance and Amref Health Canada. Karen provides consulting services to businesses in the areas of HR strategy, executive coaching and team effectiveness and also works with professionals new to Canada as a volunteer mentor with the Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council.

    Karen retired as a partner of Ernst & Young in 2010, where she spent most of her career as a tax partner and then became the national Human Resources leader.

Past events - Slides and handouts contained in presentations are only available to GTA Members

Tuesday, November 30, 2021 Interviewing with Don Rabon (7.0 CPEs)
Thursday, September 09, 2021 GTA Chapter (Fiscal 2020) Annual General Meeting
Wednesday, June 09, 2021 Biometrics: Applications in Fraud Prevention, Detection & Investigation with Simon Marchand, Nuance Communications (1 CPE)
Tuesday, March 09, 2021 Emerging Trends Impacting Investigative Interviewing & COVID-Related Fraud Update (3 CPEs)
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, November 26, 2020 Planning Your Next Career Move (for Chapter Student Affiliates)
Thursday, March 26, 2020 Student Affiliate Networking Evening (Cancelled due to COVID)
Monday, June 10, 2019 The Connection Between Fairness and Effectiveness in Investigations - Presented by: Gerry McGeachy
Wednesday, January 23, 2019 January 2019 - Monthly Event - Sponsored by SAS Canada
Monday, October 15, 2018 Ethics Matters (with Dr. Jim Read, Executive Director of Salvation Army Ethics Centre)
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)
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)
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 Employee Dishonesty and the Role of Ethics Training (with Andrew Kautz)
Tuesday, January 24, 2017 Defending your Digital Data (with Ryan Duquette)
Tuesday, October 25, 2016 Where Have All the Fraudster Gone? (with Ross Dunsmore)
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
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)
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, 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)
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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