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  • Monday, March 16, 2020 11:06 PM | Anonymous member (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 | Anonymous member (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 member (Administrator)

    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 member (Administrator)

    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: https://acfe-gta.com/event-3613126

  • Monday, February 24, 2020 10:04 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    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 member (Administrator)

    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.


  • Tuesday, February 18, 2020 12:25 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Toronto, ON: The Fraud Investigation and Techniques FIT 2020 Conference Agenda has now been announced by the ACFE-GTA Chapter and the CPIO (Council of Professional Investigators of Ontario).


  • Wednesday, February 05, 2020 2:27 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Toronto, ON: Recently, in conjunction with GHLC inc., a GTA-based business advisory firm, the ACFE-GTA Chapter made a presentation to local law enforcement personnel on "Money Laundering in Canada: A Compilation."
     
                                             

    Officers of the ACFE-GTA Chapter Executive team are always available to assist your organization, business, or group with your efforts to prevent financial crime. Education and team training is a key component of any prevention program. As discussed in this article from the Chief Information Officer website, humans are still the weakest cybersecurity link.

  • Tuesday, January 28, 2020 10:32 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Toronto, ON: The ACFE-GTA Chapter is pleased to announce they have created a new Regular Member category for police and law enforcement. As regular Chapter Members in good standing, they will receive the Members-Only discounted rates for all GTA Chapter events.

    Any active member of a police or law enforcement agency may use this membership category, and they do NOT need to be a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE). However, only CFEs can hold the office of Chief Executive Officer and of Chief Learning Officer on the Chapter's board of directors.

    The annual rate for the Law Enforcement Regular Chapter Membership is $50.00 + HST and this represents a $25.00 savings from the Regular Chapter Member rate.

    Dorian Dwyer, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Chapter, said "This is an important step forward for our Chapter, and is an effort to recognize the important role and efforts of the law enforcement community in the fight against fraud and financial crime. Our goal is to attract more members from the law enforcement community to the Chapter, so we can share our expertise and experience to further the goals of the ACFE."

    All CFEs in the GTA, all Law Enforcement personnel, and all community-minded folks who want to learn more about fraud and financial crime are encouraged to join the GTA Chapter. There is a membership category for everyone! You may join the Chapter on our website at: JOIN US

  • Tuesday, January 28, 2020 6:28 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Toronto, ON: The Canadian Audit and Accountability Foundation has just published an article from Brian Orsini, CIA, CGAP, CRMA, CFE - based on his presentation at the 2019 Canadian Fraud Conference that was held in Montreal on October 20 - 23, 2019.

    The article, HOW “POSITIVE AUDITING” ASSURES RELIABLE REPORTING ON STRENGTHS AND OPPORTUNITIES can be found:

    In English:
    https://www.caaf-fcar.ca/en/performance-audit/research-and-methodology/voices-from-the-field/voices-issue-3

    In French:
    https://www.caaf-fcar.ca/fr/ressources-en-audit-de-performance/recherche-et-methodes/sur-le-terrain/terrain-numero-3

    The Canadian Audit and Accountability Foundation is dedicated to advancing public sector performance audit, oversight, and accountability in Canada and abroad. They achieve this by providing support to public sector auditors and elected officials to build capacity, share knowledge, and collaborate on issues of mutual interest. Ultimately, our aim is to foster confidence in the public sector and improve the effectiveness and efficiency of government operations through improved oversight and accountability.

    Basil Orsini retired in 2017, after more than 35 years working in large federal organizations, mainly in the field of internal audit. Drawing from his experience, he is able to bring forward national lessons learned in the areas of health, employment training, taxation, acquisition and real estate, Aboriginal programs, and housing. Basil has also worked in a large auditing firm and has held volunteer positions with The Institute of Internal Auditors and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, for which he has published articles and made presentations at national and regional conferences on a variety of subjects. He remains active in the areas of internal audit and fraud investigation.

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