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The GTA Chapter CPE Program year runs from September through June.  Professional Continuing Education (CPE) sessions are a combination of:

(1) Regular dinner/lunch or virtual speaker meetings

(2) the annual Fraud Investigation Techniques (FIT) Forum

(3) the annual September Workshop, and

(4) other workshops and seminars as available.

    • Wednesday, January 27, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EST)
    • Virtual


    The COVID-19 pandemic is changing the way many professionals operate. Videoconferencing, for example, has gained popularity in several industries, including that of investigations. Several interviews that used to be held in person are now conducted online, using programs such as Zoom or Teams. In this presentation, Dr. Denault will address the role of nonverbal communication in interactions and discuss the impact of videoconferencing and various biases on online interviews.

    Vincent Denault is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the International Centre for Comparative Criminology and the Public Law Research Center of University of Montreal. He holds a Ph.D. in Communication (University of Montreal, 2020) and a Master of Laws (University of Quebec in Montreal, 2015). His research focuses on issues related to witness testimony, credibility assessment, deception detection, and nonverbal communication in courtrooms. He is the recipient of several grants and awards, including the inaugural Emerging Scholar Award (2016) of the Nonverbal Division of the National Communication Association. In addition to his work in academia, Vincent Denault is a lawyer and a coroner investigating deaths that occurred as a result of negligence or in obscure or violent circumstances.

    • Tuesday, March 09, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EST)
    • Virtual



    Senior Investigator of Professional Conduct
    Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario

    The world of investigative interviewing and the methods taught to investigative interviewers are at a critical crossroads. Courts are increasingly questioning traditional interview approaches, which tend to rely on deception detection methodology and are directed toward eliciting admissions and confessions.  This session will discuss emerging trends impacting investigative interviewing, advancing methods supported by science (i.e., PEACE, Motivational Interviewing) which are gaining traction all over the world. Participants will benefit from watching compelling real-life interview clips from both well executed and poorly executed interviews. 

    Learning Objectives:

    • Compare current interview methodologies to determine which tactics are most effective in varying circumstances
    • Analyze emerging trends in investigative interviewing
    • Discover interviewing strategies that are particularly effective for those conducting interviews in a corporate environment
    About Scott Porter 

    Scott Porter has been a Senior Investigator at CPA Ontario for the past 13 years, where he conducts numerous interviews with CPAs alleged to have committed professional misconduct (e.g. fraud). Previously, Porter served as a manager with PriceWaterhouseCoopers' forensic accounting group. Porter has done multiple presentations to investigators across North America on conducting ethical, legal and effective interviews.  He has also written published materials and has been featured in a podcast.


    Details to be posted shortly.

    • Thursday, April 22, 2021
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM (EDT)
    • Virtual



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    • Wednesday, June 09, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EDT)
    • Virtual by Zoom

    Webinar Overview:

    From data breaches to identity theft, the challenges and pace of change facing fraud teams has never been greater. This comes while legitimate customers expect engagement channels with as little friction as possible.

    Biometrics is one of the most powerful ways that organizations are meeting these dual priorities. Simon Marchand, the Chief Fraud Prevention Officer for Nuance Communications will give an introduction to biometrics technologies, share the latest advances in the field. He’ll also detail how organizations include banks and telecommunications companies are using biometrics to combat account takeover, subscription fraud, and how this state-of-the art technology can be used for fraud prevention, detection as well as in fraud investigations.

    About the Speaker:

    Simon Marchand is the Chief Fraud Prevention Officer of the Security and Biometrics business unit within Nuance Communications’ enterprise division.

    A Certified Fraud Examiner, Simon has extensive expertise in fraud prevention, detection, security and authentication in both the banking and telecom industries with more than 10 years of experience in the field. Prior to Nuance, Simon held key fraud prevention positions at Montreal-based Laurentian Bank, at Bell Canada, and most recently at the Québec Order of Chartered Administrators, where he managed its professional inspection program while also being a Chartered Administrator himself.

    As Chief Fraud Prevention Officer, he works closely with Nuance clients to design biometric-based fraud prevention and authentication strategies that disrupt criminals while reducing effort and friction for legitimate customers. He regularly shares his expertise in various conferences and with associations around the world and he speaks on the risks fraud and the ethical use of biometrics in the media.
    • Monday, September 20, 2021
    • 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • Thursday, September 23, 2021
    • 4:00 PM (EDT)

    SAVE the DATE !!

    The 2021 September Workshop will run on Sep 20, 21, 22 and 23 from 12 Noon to 4 pm each day.

    MORE DETAILS will be posted as they become available.

    Click on the link to learn more about our Workshop Leader: Tiffany Couch

Past events - If provided by presenter, slides/handouts are only available to GTA Chapter Members when they are logged-in to website

Thursday, November 26, 2020 Planning Your Next Career Move (for Chapter Student Affiliates)
Monday, September 21, 2020 Annual Sep (Online) Workshop: "Current Topics for Fraud Examiners" (with Nejolla Korris)
Thursday, April 02, 2020 Fraud Investigation Techniques (FIT 2020) Forum
Thursday, March 26, 2020 Student Affiliate Networking Evening (Cancelled due to COVID)
Wednesday, October 02, 2019 Understanding & Living Ethics in a Fast-Paced World
Tuesday, September 17, 2019 Understanding & Investigating Fraud Perpetrated by Management (with Janet McHard & Beth Mohr)
Monday, June 10, 2019 The Connection Between Fairness and Effectiveness in Investigations - Presented by: Gerry McGeachy
Tuesday, April 09, 2019 Fraud Investigation Technqiues (FIT 2019) Forum
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, October 02, 2018 Anatomy of An Investigation (co-hosted with CPIO)
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)
Tuesday, April 10, 2018 Fraud Investigation Techniques (FIT 2018) Forum
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)
Friday, September 22, 2017 How to Detect if Someone is Lying (with Nejolla Korris)
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 Employee Dishonesty and the Role of Ethics Training (with Andrew Kautz)
Wednesday, April 05, 2017 Fraud Investigation Techniques (FIT 2017) Forum
Tuesday, January 24, 2017 Defending your Digital Data (with Ryan Duquette)
Tuesday, November 15, 2016 Cybercrime & Digital Forensics Workshop (with CPIO)
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
Thursday, April 07, 2016 Fraud Investigation Techniques (FIT 2016) Forum
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)
Tuesday, September 22, 2015 Fraud Investigation Techniques (FIT 2015) Forum
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, September 23, 2014 Fraud Investigation Techniques (FIT 2014) Forum
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)
Wednesday, September 25, 2013 Fraud Investigation Techniques (FIT 2013) Forum
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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