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2-day Conference & optional Workshop 

Now is the time to sign up to join us for this year's ACFI Conference and Workshop! Take advantage of the discount today! Don't miss the opportunity to discover new tools and techniques and be engaged in thought-provoking sessions.
  • 2 tracks allow you to choose your experience
  • earn 16 CPD credits
  • optional workshop allows you to pick up an extra 4 CPD credits
  • network with other professionals from across Canada
  • take part in learning from the pros
May 2-3, 2016  

Investigating in the days of Privacy

Join keynote speaker Mr. Abubakar Khan
Director, Toronto Regional Operations, Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada, speaking on

Detecting Fraud, Respecting Privacy -

PIPEDA Applications

Relevant and compelling for all those charged with fraud related responsibilities.

 Sponsored in part by:

ACFI 1/2 Day Workshop

Sunday May 1, 2016

Led by
David Debenham 
Certified Fraud Specialist & Partner, McMillan LLP


Charles Smedmor
Managing Director, Smedmor & Associates,  
Litigation and Forensic Accountants


Notice - ACFI Annual General Meeting
OBA Offices, 20 Toronto Street, Toronto, ON  - 2 May 2016 - 4:30PM

The AGM for the membership will be held at the end of the first day of the Conference - May 2, 2016.  Please sign and return a Proxy if you are not able to attend so we can have a quorum at the AGM.

Approving the financial statements will be a major item on the agenda, along with the election of the Board of Directors. The positions of Secretary and Vice-President are vacant so we would encourage you to attend and assist your Board of volunteers.

If you need further information contact the office. 
Members are encouraged to attend, ask questions, and make suggestions at the AGM. 
March 2016 
This issue contains the following:
Workshop :: May 1 
Conference :: May 2-3 

Ontario Bar Association
20 Toronto St. Toronto 

GREAT TOPICS from knowledgeable Canadian speakers!
  • 7 Deadly Sins of Expert Witness Testimony
  • Forensic Accounting and Fraud Related Concerns in the Construction Industry
  • Using Analytics to Identify and Investigate Fraud
  • The Nuts and Bolts of Bitcoin
  • New approaches to understanding money laundering...
  • Managing Third Party Risk
  • Search Warrants 101
  • Cognitive Interviewing
  • Debtor's Jail versus Contemptor's Jail for Failing to Account
  • Fraud Recovery from Psychics and Satanists
  • Business Inter2uption: Using Regression Analysis in Economic Losses
  • Privacy and the Canadian Constitution - the Expanding Reach of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms
  • Social Media and Digital Investigations
  • New and Newer Privacy Torts: Public Disclosure and the Next Frontier
  • Polygraph Techniques
  • Navigating a Labyrinth: Labour Investigations
  • Calculation of Lost Profit
  • Regulatory Investigation & Prosecution - Procedural Fairness  
Conference Venue 

Ontario Bar Association
20 Toronto Street, Toronto

Preferred rates are being offered close by at:

location 30 Tower Deluxe Suites
1 King Street West
(must be booked by April 5, 2016)

location Toronto Downtown
Holiday Inn Express 
111 Lombard Street
(only until March 31, 2016) 

Or you can book one of many hotels in the area at your convenience, with your favourite booking site or agent. There are lots of hotels within a block or two of the conference centre.

REMINDER on CPD Requirements  

The minimum CPD hours required to stay current as a Certified Forensic Investigator is 20 hours per annum of which 10 are required to be fraud related and relevant to the area of a member's practice or employment. For example, a law course taught in Europe would not appear to be relevant for Canadians who are attempting to keep current with the laws of Canada.

E N D S  T O D A Y ! 

ACFI Certified Fraud Investigators

For more information, contact us:
| Tel:  416-226-3018 | Toll-free:  877-552-5585
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