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How confident are you when tackling AML compliance issues?

Your obligations are constantly shifting and increasing in complexity. Confusion and missteps can lead to vigorous investigations and enormous penalties, including damage to your professional reputation. You need to keep up-to-date with best practices.

*NOTE* Online Replays and On-Demand programs are not eligible for CAMS credit by the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS). Refer to www.acams.org for details.

Canadian financial institutions, operating nationally and globally, must protect against money-laundering and fraud violations while also mitigating reputational and financial risks if violations of laws and policies occur.

Designed for early to mid-level legal, business and finance professionals working in or advising on compliance matters, this intensive, practical program will provide you with the knowledge, skills and tactics you need to confidently manage money-laundering risk for Canadian financial institutions.

This OsgoodePD program will provide you with a robust practical understanding of useful techniques to apply when tackling complex AML compliance issues. You will be able to network and learn from a multidisciplinary faculty of experts, and emerge from the program with increased confidence and a repertoire of real-world strategies and tactics to navigate current challenges and emerging trends with key distinctions by sector. You will learn:

  • Why AML compliance is a priority in regulated industries, with a summary of key AML legal requirements that you need to focus on and important changes
  • Key differences for financial institutions vs. other reporting entities, with distinctions by cross-sector
  • How to manage the complex concept of accounts, and understanding its importance for Canadian financial institutions
  • Best practices in matching know-your-client (KYC) and customer identification (ID) requirements
  • Techniques for dealing with shifting AML compliance laws and obligations
  • Impact of recent updates to key beneficial ownership considerations, including:
    • context of where people go wrong
    • guidance for managing obligations involving “secret owners”
    • best practices for due diligence and enhanced due diligence
    • summary of initiatives underway in Canada and elsewhere
  • How to overcome key issues in monitoring and testing, including:
    • identification, mitigation and control of risk
    • impact and practices evolving from initiatives underway in Canada and internationally
  • Practical strategies for navigating FINTRAC exams and penalties, including a practical walk-through of an exam and post-exam penalty
  • “Lessons learned” from recent clean-up efforts that became public, including essential considerations and tactics for developing a game plan and a wrap-up plan
  • How to evaluate the risks of non-compliance

PLUS! All participants will have access to view an Online Primer in Foundations in AML Compliance for Financial Institutions to refresh core concepts (available on-demand about a week before the program begins).


Program Chairs

  • Amber D. Scott, MBA, CIPPC, CBP, CAMS, Founder, CEO & Chief AML Ninja, Outlier Solutions Inc. aka Outlier Compliance Group
  • Ted Wilby, Senior Counsel, BMO Financial Group

Keynote Speaker

  • Dwayne King, CAMS-FCI, CAMS, CFCS, CFE, CBP, Senior Manager, Grant Thornton LLP


    • Jason Beitchman, Rayman Beitchman LLP
    • Charlene Cieslik, CAMS, Chief Anti-Money Laundering Officer & Chief Privacy Officer, Coinsquare
    • Lisa Cinelli, LLB, Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer & Chief AML Officer, Equitable Bank
    • Karen Creen, CAMLO, Sr. Compliance Manager, Bank of China Toronto Branch
    • Eugenio (Gene) DiMira, CAMS-Audit, Head of Global Compliance, AML/ATF Program, Manulife
    • Stephen Ebanks-Hermanson, MBA, CAMS, Director, AML/ATF and Sanctions, Scotiabank, Audit Department
    • Guillaume Giguère, Manager, Examinations, Compliance, FINTRAC
    • Eric Hansen, CAMS, Senior Risk Specialist, CaseWare RCM, and Member, Transparency International
    • Bob Kapur, Independent AML/ATF Consultant
    • Éric Lachapelle, M.Sc, CPA-CGA, CAMS, CRCP, CFA, Partner & National Co-Leader, Advisory Services, Financial Crimes, KPMG LLP
    • Carinta Mannarelli, President, Global Currency Services Inc.
    • Bruce McMeekin, J. Bruce McMeekin Law
    • Gabriel Ngo, Advisor, Financial Crimes, Financial Sector Policy Branch, Department of Finance Canada
    • Barbara Ogrodny, CAMS, Chief Compliance Officer, St. Stanislaus – St. Casimir’s, Polish Parishes Credit Union
    • Bernard Riverin, CAMS, Director, Client Solutions, Securefact
    • Elizabeth Sale, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
    • Lydia Sas, CAMS, Head of Compliance, North America, EX.com
    • Jacqueline (Jackie) Shinfield, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
  • Don Waugh, CFO/Co-CEO, Applied Recognition
  • Tara Zecevic, Vice President, Global Fraud and Identity, Equifax Canada Co.


Group Discounts and Financial Assistance

For boardroom and multi-purchase rates, please email us.
OsgoodePD offers group rates and financial assistance for both on-site and webcast formats. Please note these are only available when registering for members of the same organization, at the same time, and payment is made with one invoice.


After your purchase is complete, the course will appear in the Order History of your OsgoodePD account with a link to "Take Online Course". Once you click "Take Online Course" you will be forwarded to the Moodle page with the materials link. The program video link with be unlocked on the day of the program. You will have access to the video for 90 days.

Program Changes

We will make every effort to present the program as advertised, but it may be necessary to change the dates, location, speakers or content with little or no notice. In the event of program cancellation, York University and Osgoode Hall Law School’s liability is limited to reimbursement of paid fees.

Cancellations, Substitutions and Refunds

Substitution of registrants is permitted at any time. If you are unable to find a substitute, a full refund is available if a cancellation request is received in writing 14 days prior to the program date. If a cancellation request is made with less than 14 days notice, a $75 administration fee will apply. No other refund is available.


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Technical Support

In the event you experience technical difficulties, please contact opdsupport@osgoode.yorku.ca for assistance.

Program Details

Date & Time

August 27, 2020
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. EDT


Web Replay

Fee per Delegate

$795 + HST

Newly Licensed (2017 - Present): $397.50 + HST

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Eligible CPD Credit Hours


Who Should Attend

  • Early to mid-level compliance professionals, consultants or advisors at financial institutions
  • In-house counsel at financial institutions
  • Accountants or auditors
  • Lawyers in private practice who advise financial institutions
  • Risk, control or quality assurance professionals
  • Portfolio managers, fund managers and investment dealers
  • Analysts or advisors
  • Due diligence professionals, corporate analyst, banking analyst, finance analyst or analyst
  • Anyone interested in a solid understanding of how to navigate complex issues involving anti-money laundering compliance

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Here’s what participants at OsgoodePD’s Regulatory Compliance programs had to say:

“Excellent. Clear, high-quality presentations and you [can tell] that the speakers enjoy being there. It also [includes] hands-on application and is full of information about the ‘real-life’ in compliance.” – Diane Hachem, Regulatory Investigator, Law Society of Ontario

“As a non-compliance, non-risk executive looking to learn more about the subject matter, the course has been wonderful. The presenters are so proficient in their area of expertise that they make complicated issues seem simple.” – David Campbell, Caledon Trust

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