Upcoming events

    • 18 Jan 2023
    • 8:45 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Delta Hotels Ottawa | Online
    • 75

    Hybrid Event

    CPE Credit: 7


    Registration, Welcome and Opening Remarks
    Cullen Commission 


     Peter German QC, PhD, is President of the International Centre for Criminal Law Reform and Chair of the Advisory Committee of the Vancouver Anti- Corruption Institute (VACI).

    A lawyer and member of the Ontario and British Columbia bars, he was

    previously a member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, serving as its Director General of Financial Crime and as Deputy Commissioner for Western and Northern Canada. He was also Regional Deputy Commissioner (Pacific) for Correctional Service Canada and served as the initial team commander in the 2008 search for kidnapped Canadian diplomats in West Africa. He holds various degrees including a Doctorate in Law from the University of London, focused on asset recovery. Dr. German is the author of “Proceeds of Crime and Money Laundering”, published by Thomson Reuters (updated bi- monthly). He is also the author of “Dirty Money” and “Dirty Money - Part 2”, reports commissioned by the Attorney General of B.C., relating to allegations of money laundering in the casino, real estate, luxury vehicle & horse racing sectors. His medals and awards include King’s Counsel and Officer of the Order of Merit of the Police Forces.

    Health Break

    An Update on the Open Source Intelligence Landscape and How It Affects Fraud Examiners

    Speakers:  Chris Pierre, CFE, CISSP who is the Managing Director of the KeyNorth Group. His experience includes 20 years of OSINT research, complex commercial investigations, fraud investigations and risk management engagements in both the public and private sectors. Chris has worked with multiple agencies in the provision of training, drafting investigation policies and procedures, resourcing requirements and negotiating with internal stakeholders, particularly in their use of OSINT.

    Lorena Rivera, MSc. is the Knowledge Management, Training and Community Manager at the KeyNorth Group. She has nearly 15 years of experience as a mixed data researcher. Over the last decade, she has focused on using data for monitoring, knowledge management and capacity building for different types of organizations. Since joining the KeyNorth Group two years ago, she has managed the learning experience of over 900 OSINT learners, as well as 300 OSINT community members for the KeyNorth Group, the majority of whom were from the public sector. She was also one of the designers of the various OSINT assessment tools utilized by the firm.

    10:50  Health Break
     11:00 TBD

    Speaker: TBD

     11:50  Lunch
     12:30  Networking Session

    Ethical Dilemmas in the time of Turbulence 

    Speaker:   Marc Tassé is a Fellow Chartered Professional Accountant who has worked at Deloitte, Marc Y. Tassé is recognized as one of the world’s most prominent and respected forensic and investigative accountants. Mr. Tassé possesses extensive expertise in the prevention and the detection of fraud, corruption, money laundering, and terrorist financing. Over the last 35 years, he has been actively involved with different prestigious international organizations such as the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the World Bank Group (WBG), the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), and the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

    1:50 Health Break

    The Psychology of Fraud


     Jeffrey Gilbert has been teaching auditing at the University of Manitoba since 2011. Upon the advice of his colleague, Bradley Keefe, he became a facilitator for the School. He enjoys meeting students at the School with diverse interests and backgrounds who shine a new lens on accounting. He particularly enjoys mentoring entrepreneurs who come to the table wanting to acquire the financial knowledge to start their own businesses. He also works for the office of the Auditor General of Manitoba. Jeff continues to follow his grandfather’s advice about lifelong learning, having read approximately one book a week for over a decade, meaning his total is at least 520! Two of his favorite books are: Empire of Deception by Dean Jobb and Poor Charlie’s Almanack by Charlie Munger
    2:50 Health Break

    Crypto currency 

    SpeakerCraig Hicks is an experienced Forensic Accountant with expertise in financial analysis, money laundering indicators and cryptocurrency tracing. Craig has a broad base of education and experience spanning his 20-year career including earning an MBA, CPA, CFE and Certified Bitcoin professional (CBP) designations. He started out on the front lines of business in sales and customer service roles in the retail, small business and banking sectors. After successfully completing his Canadian Securities Course, and Options and Derivatives licences, he advanced to a corporate communications role in the Canadian Banking sector as a subject matter expert. This education and experience would set the stage for Craig’s eventual leap to the world of Forensic Accounting and, more specifically, cryptocurrencies. For the past 6 years, Craig has been working as a Senior Forensic Accountant with the Canadian Federal Government delivering expert reports and training to government clients as well as teaching at the Canadian Police College.
    3:50 Closing remarks + Networking Session

Past events

15 Jun 2022 Annual General Meeting
20 Apr 2022 Lunch & Learn - Accountability and Ethics in Corporate Sentencing
19 Jan 2022 ACFE 24th Annual Fraud Professional's Conference
17 Nov 2021 Become the Everyday Ethicist
16 Jun 2021 Annual General Meeting + PD Event
29 Apr 2021 Cyber Breach: Choose Your Own Response
22 Apr 2021 Interactive Cyber-Crisis War Gaming
21 Jan 2021 ACFE 23rd Annual Fraud Professional's Conference
01 Nov 2020 ACFE Fraud Conference Canada
07 Oct 2020 Rebounding Securely in the Post-Covid Era + AGM
24 Aug 2020 Virtual CFE Exam Review Course
24 Jun 2020 Make sure your Cyber Assets don't become Liabilities (MFAcc)
11 Jun 2020 COVID-19 Webinar on Business Interruption Insurance - From Coverage to Claims
28 May 2020 Covid Frauds - Help Protect your client (MFAcc)
27 May 2020 The Interviewer's Go-Bag - Must Have Items for Successful Interview
29 Apr 2020 Professional Development Event
30 Jan 2020 ACFE 22nd Annual Fraud Professional's Conference
20 Oct 2019 ACFE Fraud Conference Canada
17 Sep 2019 Financial Statement Fraud: Investigating Fraud Perpetrated by Management
12 Sep 2019 ACFE and IIA Ottawa Chapter Joint Ethics and Fraud Event
12 Jun 2019 The Investigation Management Framework of Public Services and Procurement Canada & ACFE Ottawa Chapter AGM
06 May 2019 Developing an Integrated Anti Fraud, Compliance and Ethics Program
29 Apr 2019 CFE Exam Review Course
10 Apr 2019 Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) Whistleblower Program
31 Jan 2019 ACFE 21st Annual Fraud Professional's Conference
28 Oct 2018 2018 ACFE Fraud Conference Canada
20 Sep 2018 ACFE Ottawa Chapter Cocktail Reception - Season Opening Event
12 Jun 2018 Professional Development Event and Annual General Meeting
26 Apr 2018 5 Keys to an Effective Anti-Corruption, Ethics and Compliance Program
10 Apr 2018 ACFE Toronto Conference - Fraud, Investigation, Techniques
18 Jan 2018 Improving your Investigative Report Writing Skills
09 Nov 2017 ACFE 20th Anniversary Fraud Professional's Conference
29 Oct 2017 Toronto Fraud Conference
21 Sep 2017 ACFE Ottawa Chapter Cocktail Reception - Season Opening Event
13 Jun 2017 Exploring the Culture of Whistleblowing in the Federal Public Sector / Exploration de la culture de dénonciation dans le secteur publique
27 Apr 2017 Status of the Government of Canada Integrity Regime / Mise à jour sur le Régime d'intégrité du gouvernement du Canada
03 Apr 2017 2 DAYS COURSE: Conducting Internal Investigations
17 Jan 2017 Auditing for Internal Fraud (Half-day course)
17 Jan 2017 Conducting Internal Investigations (Half-day course)
17 Jan 2017 Conducting Internal Investigations + Auditing for Internal Fraud (1-Day course)
03 Nov 2016 ACFE : 19th Annual Fraud Professional's Conference
22 Sep 2016 ACFE Ottawa First 5 a 7 Event
11 Sep 2016 Fraud Conference Canada
13 Jun 2016 ACFE June 2016 : Lunch Time Professional Development Event
02 May 2016 Contract and Procurement Fraud
13 Jan 2016 1/2 Day session : When Internal Audits End and Investigations Begins
02 Dec 2015 2015 Ottawa Professional Development Day *Rescheduled*
22 Sep 2015 Annual Toronto Fraud Forum
30 Aug 2015 2015 ACFE Canadian Fraud Conference
23 Jan 2013 The Bank of Canada's new polymer notes and the security of Canada's currency
28 Oct 2012 ACFE Annual Canadian Conference

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