Program Chair(s)

Joann Sochor

AVP, Corporate Compliance, Sun Life

Chantal Bernier

Of Counsel, Dentons LLP (former Privacy Commissioner of Canada)

Are you on top of the rapidly evolving regulatory landscape?

The must-attend event for the financial services sector – get unparalleled access to interact with major regulators, industry associations and thought leaders, including: OSFI, FCAC, CCIR, FSRA, AMF, IIROC, OSC/CSA, and MFDA.

Financial institutions are facing increasing risks and demands within a complex regulatory web. Mass virtual activity and ongoing pandemic impacts have mandated faster and more sophisticated responses and proactive compliance and risk strategies, involving more intricate business needs and operational challenges. You must stay on top of regulators’ expectations and industry best practices in order to improve your organization’s compliance program and to effectively manage escalating risk.

Developed for industry leaders and professionals, this annual OsgoodePD program gives you a roadmap to successfully navigate regulatory changes and legal risk management developments. In one information-packed day, you will get expert insights, guidance, and proactive tips for managing key changes, obligations and emerging issues.

What You’ll Learn

Critical updates by major regulators and industry associations for Canada’s financial services sector, including pandemic-related impacts, focused on:

  • Banking
  • Securities/investment firms
  • Insurance companies

Regulators’ tips for preparing your organization to adapt to key regulatory changes and evolving expectations

Regulators’ forecasts and insights to prepare your organization for progress within the shifting regulatory framework and anticipated changes, with a focus on key compliance impacts

Insights to ready your organization for the future and ongoing uncertainty

Tips for improving your organization’s compliance and risk management efforts with a focus on cybersecurity, consumer consent, portability rights and interoperability obligations, and the strengthening of regulators’ powers and ability to collaborate

Techniques to help you effectively navigate emerging industry issues, risks and trends, including pandemic-related impacts

  • Data, privacy and cybersecurity obligations – including Digital Charter principles impacting compliance
  • Optimizing crucial operational and legal risk management elements in the current climate
  • Driving corporate values while satisfying regulators’ greater focus on ethical standards and integrity culture
  • Applying behavioural economics lessons and insights within your organization
  • Exploring current and emerging technologies and digital solutions to help foster innovation for your organization and customers and meet regulators’ approval

Strategies for implementing procedural and process-based changes involving judgement-based assessments of business conduct, ethics, and culture to improve your compliance program

David Parkatti

Chief Compliance Risk Officer, CWB Financial Group

“Very good breadth of content with opportunities for deeper discussion, personal insights from the regulators on their own teams’ adjustments to working at home, and privacy insights in the wake of COVID and the Digital Charter. Given this session was a fully virtual experience, the facilitators and speakers did a good job of making the day engaging.”

Who Should Attend

Compliance professionals and officers

Risk, governance and quality assurance professionals and officers

Government professionals working with financial services organizations or regulators

Privacy professionals and officers

Operations risk managers

Banking professionals

Portfolio managers, fund managers and securities dealers

Insurance professionals

In-house counsel involved with financial institutions

Lawyers in private practice who advise financial institutions

Anyone interested in a career or a role in compliance for financial services


Program Chairs

Joann Sochor

AVP, Corporate Compliance, Sun Life

Chantal Bernier

Of Counsel, Dentons LLP (former Privacy Commissioner of Canada)

Advisory Board

Jasmin Jabri

Managing Director, Investment Management, Investment Industry Association of Canada (IIAC)

John Lewsen

Compliance, Risk and Governance Specialist, and former insurance Chief Compliance Officer

Katherine Macpherson

Associate Partner and Canadian Leader, Non-Financial Risk, Ernst & Young LLP

Geoffrey Ritchie

General Counsel & Corporate Secretary, Mawer Investment Management Inc.



 View the program brochure and agenda to see what you’ll learn from leading experts.


Recorded: Sep 22, 2020

$795 + HST

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CPD and Accreditation

OsgoodePD is an accredited provider with the LSO, the Law Society of BC and NY CLE Board. Select your location to view the eligible hours you may claim.

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Substantive5h 40m

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This program is approved for LAWPRO Risk Management Credit

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