• 13 Nov 2019
    • 13 Nov 2021

    CIAA Webinar Recording: Fall Technology Seminar, presented by BDO Canada and Moody's Analytics
    November 13, 2019 - FREE

    • Assurance in taking your IFRS 17 Implementation Beyond Compliance with Advanced Analytics and Enterprise Risk Management.
    • Trends in the market place, current state of implementation globally.
    • 20 Nov 2019
    • 20 Nov 2021
    CIAA Webinar Recording: Southwestern Ontario Fall Seminar
    November 20, 2019 - FREE
    • What do Innovation Labs and Insurtechs in our region mean for Southwestern Ontario Insurers.
    • How insurers can share data without putting their customers privacy at risk.
    • 29 Oct 2020
    • 29 Oct 2021

    CIAA Webinar Recording: Payments Modernization in Canada, presented by ClearPay
    October 29, 2020

    The payments industry is rapidly changing with the introduction of new technologies and innovation in response to the evolving needs of individuals and businesses. In Canada, a major driver of this change is Payments Canada’s Modernization initiative, which aims to transform the backbone of Canada’s payments ecosystem to unlock the door to data-rich, faster payments offering greater interoperability, choice and convenience. Join us to discuss how these improvements will integrate to support the payments needs of the insurance industry and importantly, your customers.

    This webcast will explore:

    • The benefits Payments Modernization will bring to you and your customers
    • Implementation of the global data standard, ISO 20022, and how you can plan for this change
    • Example “use cases” of Payments Modernization, new capabilities that you can expect to see
    • How financial institutions are integrating new technology to support their insurance company clients
    • How the insurance industry can prepare for the opportunities that await

    • 26 Nov 2020
    • 27 Nov 2021

    CIAA Webinar Recording: CFO Panel Discussion, presented by PwC
    November 26, 2020

    One of the CIAA’s most popular sessions, the CIAA CFO Panel. Normally held at our annual conference, this panel is now part of the CIAA monthly webinar series, offered for FREE to CIAA Active Members. Find out what’s top of mind for CFOs in these uncertain times and how the industry’s CFOs are juggling competing priorities.

    This webcast will explore:

    • The impact of COVID-19,
    • Industry trends,
    • The increasing role of Finance as a business partner,
    • IFRS 17 and much more!

    Watch a 10-minute demo!

    CIAA: CFO Panel Discussion DEMO from CIAA on Vimeo.

    • 10 Dec 2020
    • 12:30 PM
    • 10 Dec 2021
    • 2:00 PM
    • Webex
    • 198

    The tax landscape for insurers continues to evolve. Together with the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, it is important to keep current and equipped to navigate the complex and rapidly changing tax rules. In this webinar, experienced tax professionals from PwC will share insights, guidance and best practices on the latest tax developments. Topics include the latest tax impacts arising from COVID-19, a digest of the tax complexities caused by a remote workforce, an update on indirect tax issues and corporate income tax and tax accounting developments. Also included will be a discussion on bringing efficiency to the tax function in the “new normal” of a remote and virtual workforce.

    The learning objectives of this webcast are:

    • Equip attendees with insights that will be useful in tax decision making
    • Share best practices arising from the COVID-19 pandemic
    • A review of relevant tax topics and concepts

    SPEAKERS include:

    Jason Swales, Partner, Tax Financial Services Leader
    Mike Sturino, Partner, Tax Services
    Chelsea Coosemans, Partner, Global Mobility Services
    Jason Cooper, Director, Indirect Tax
    Gagandeep Singh, Director, Tax Reporting Solutions
    Russell Grieve, Senior Manager, Tax Services

    Member rate - $25 (plus HST)
    Non-Member rate - $60 (plus HST)

    Presented by

    For questions, please contact the CIAA Office:
    416 494 1440 ext. 232 or

    • 28 Jan 2021
    • 12:30 PM
    • 1 Feb 2022
    • 1:30 PM
    • Webex
    • 17

    Presented by BDO Canada
    Thursday, January 28, 2021

    The rate of digital adoption for insurers has accelerated to improve resiliency against the challenges presented by the COVID -19 pandemic.  Digital labour initiatives by Robotic Process Automation (RPA) and Intelligent Document Processing (IDP) technologies have yielded some of the best near-term gains for insurers in the areas of cost reduction and process optimization.  Leading RPA and IDP platforms leverage AI to future drive productivity gains by augmenting the automation strategy with cognitive capabilities.

    In this webinar, experienced technology experts from BDO will showcase how RPA/IDP technologies have provided significant benefits to the offices of Sales, Operations, Underwriting, Client Care, and Finance.  Topics included will be a review of common RPA/IDP use cases such as; reduction of manual data capture, elimination of repetitive workloads, automation of key business actions, extending the longevity of legacy systems, elastically scaling automation with business cycles, and establishing predictable outcomes.  Also included will be a demonstration of the SortSpoke and UiPath RPA platforms in action.

    The learning objectives of this webcast are:

    • Equip attendees with insights that will be useful for the application of RPA technology
    • Share best practices in approaching an RPA/IDP initiative
    • Present an approach to accelerate the adoption of RPA/IDP technologies.

    Mike Gelesz, National Industry Manager, Banking & Financial Services, BDO Canada
    Andrey Isaev, Sr. Manager, Product Services, BDO Canada
    Brandon Robinson, Director, Customer Success, SortSpoke
    Daryl Senick, Partner, National Insurance Lead, BDO Canada
    Borys Romanenko, BDO Canada

    Recording Rates
    Member rate - $25 (plus HST)
    Non-Member rate - $60 (plus HST)

    Presented by

    For questions, please contact the CIAA Office:
    416 494 1440 ext. 232 or

    • 25 Feb 2021
    • 12:30 PM
    • 25 Feb 2022
    • 2:00 PM
    • Webex
    • 46

    Presented by Moody's Analytics

    Across the globe, insurers are counting down to the January 1, 2023 effective date for IFRS 17 implementation. Insurers have just over a year to start their parallel runs and present their opening balance sheets on the new reporting basis. Starting the process now will require insurers to fast-track their implementations and accelerate key decisions early in 2021. Hear a discussion of these areas:

    • Policy and methodology topics that can and should be addressed early in 2021
    • Learning from current deployment projects to help fast-track implementation of IFRS 17
    • Topics that might require further guidance from the industry and regulators
    • Looking beyond 2021: Emerging practices on integrating IFRS 17 key performance indicators (KPIs) for regulatory and management reporting

    Moderator: Srini Iyer, Senior Director, Moody’s Analytics

    Craig Pinnock, Chief Financial Officer, Northbridge

    Daniel Willmann, Senior Manager – Financial Accounting Advisory Services, EY
    Gord Dowhan
    Vice-President, Enterprise Financial Reporting & Analysis, Wawanesa Insurance

    Member rate - $25 (plus HST)
    Non-Member rate - $60 (plus HST)

    Please note: Access links will be provided to registered attendees via email  in advance of the session.

    Presented by

    For questions, please contact the CIAA Office:
    416 494 1440 ext. 232 or



    Craig Pinnock is the Chief Financial Officer of the Northbridge Group and the Chief Agent for Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire Insurance Co. Ltd. (Canadian Branch). He was appointed to his CFO role in March of 2008 and to the Chief Agent role in October 2013.

    Before joining Northbridge, Craig served in progressively senior finance roles within the Liberty Mutual Group over a 10 year period. During his time at Liberty, he served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Liberty Mutual Group’s Canadian Branches and as Global Head of Reinsurance Accounting and Administration for Liberty International Underwriters (Liberty’s specialty lines business unit). Prior to these positions, Craig served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Liberty International’s U.S. operations in New York. Earlier in his career, Craig spent 11 years with Ernst & Young in senior audit, tax and administrative roles.

    Craig is a Chartered Professional Accountant and holds a Commerce and Economics degree from The University of Toronto and is the Chair of the Insurance Bureau of Canada’s Finance Standing Committee.

    Srini Iyer, Senior Director, Moody’s Analytics
    Srini Iyer is a Senior Director in the Risk and Accounting solutions team at Moody’s Analytic. In this capacity, he helps insurers across the globe interpret and implement solutions for IFRS 17 and LDTI. More broadly, Srini has over fifteen years of experience working in risk management, regulatory compliance and financial reporting.

    Daniel Willmann, Senior Manager – Financial Accounting Advisory Services, EY
    Daniel is a senior manager within EY’s Financial Accounting Advisory Group and a CIAA board member. He works exclusively on IFRS implementations for insurance companies with a focus on IFRS 17 and IFRS 9. Daniel has over 10 years of financial services experience in the insurance sector with additional experience in assurance related services.

    Gord Dowhan, FCA, FCPA - Vice-President of Enterprise Financial Reporting and Analysis, The Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Company.
    Before joining Wawanesa, he was the Vice-President, Global IFRS Accounting Lead at Canada Life and was member of the IFRS 17 Transition Resource Group for the Canadian Accounting Standard Board. Gord is Chair of the Board for CPA Manitoba and CPA Western Regional Forum. He has been actively involved in the profession for the last 20 years and was recently recognized as a Fellow CPA.

    • 25 Mar 2021
    • 12:30 PM
    • 25 Mar 2022
    • 2:00 PM
    • Webex
    • 72

    CIAA Webinar Series: Recording
    2021 Accounting Update with a focus on IFRS 17

    Presented by KPMG Canada

    This recording will cover:

    • Technical accounting update on IFRS 17
    • Feeling behind? How to accelerate your IFRS 17 program
    • Key elements of an efficient IFRS 17 implementation program:

    Factors to consider in determining your target operating model
    Policy workstream and interpretation issues
    Practical testing strategies in an IFRS 17 program

    • Q&A from participants

    Presenters from KPMG include:


    Member rate - $25 (plus HST)
    Non-Member rate - $60 (plus HST)

    Presented by

    For questions, please contact the CIAA Office:
    416 494 1440 ext. 232 or

    • 29 Apr 2021
    • 12:30 PM
    • 21 Apr 2022
    • 2:00 PM
    • Webex
    • 136

    CIAA Webinar Recording:
    IFRS 17 in Action – Showcasing key elements of a successful IFRS 17 implementation.

    Presented by BDO Canada, April 29, 2021 

    Join BDO, Optimus SBR, and Valani Global as they walk through a use case for IFRS 17, from assessment of in scope contracts & aggregation to IFRS 17 Portfolios, to measurement methodology selectionYou will see why significant changes to your chart of accounts, and how your data solution and CSM Engine tie all of these together cross-functionally between Technology, Finance & Actuarial functions.

    Member rate - $25 (plus HST)
    Non-Member rate - $60 (plus HST)


    Nazir Valani, FSA, FCIA, MAAA
    President & Co-Founder, Valani Global

    Serge Boutet, FSA, FCIA, CFA
    Consulting Actuary, Valani Global

    Daryl Senick
    Insurance Industry Leader & Partner, BDO Canada

    Evan Farlinger, CPA, CA
    Principal, Optimus SBR

    Richard Chen
    Manager, Optimus SBR

    Presented by

    For questions, please contact the CIAA Office:
    416 494 1440 ext. 232 or

    • 27 May 2021
    • 12:30 PM
    • 27 May 2022
    • 2:00 PM
    • Webex

    CIAA Webinar Recording: CIO Panel Discussion
    Presented by Deloitte, May 27, 2021

    This CIO Panel session will cover:

    • IT experience and lessons learned from COVID including new ways of working
    • What does the post pandemic period look like for IT delivery and collaboration with business?
    • Key investment priorities for 2021-2022


    David Kerr (Moderator), Partner, Industry Solutions, Technology Consulting, Deloitte
    Dr. Christian Menkens, Chief Technology Officer, Intact Financial Corporation
    Michael Scarbeau, Director of Information Technology & Data Management, The Commonwell Mutual Insurance Group
    Kin Lee-Yow, Chief Information Officer, CAA


    Member rate - Complimentary
    Non-Member rate - $85 (plus HST)

    Presented by

    For questions, please contact the CIAA Office:
    416 494 1440 ext. 232 or

    • 21 Sep 2021
    • 10:00 AM
    • 22 Sep 2021
    • 5:00 PM
    • Online

    CIAA Annual Conference
    September 21 & 22, 2021

    Registration is now open for CIAA's Virtual Conference. 

    In addition to our ever popular CEO and CFO Panels, you will receive an economic update and hear interesting perspectives on reinsurance, regulatory changes, and taxation. Additionally you will gain some insight on the future of finance and creating operational efficiencies related to technology projects.

    Don't miss presentations by experts from PwC, KPMG,
    RBC, AON
     and more.

    Renew your membership today or join CIAA for Member Rates!

    Networking activities are included in the rate*

    Regular Member Rate - 
    $495.00 plus HST
    Regular Non-Member Rate - $595.00 plus HST


    NETWORKING ACTIVITESRegistration now closed for all activities

    CIAA reserves the right to cancel or change speakers, content and date without prior notice. We assume no liability for these changes.

    A cancellation fee of $395.00 applies after August 31, 2021. Substitutions will be allowed at no additional charge.

    • 23 Sep 2021
    • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Lionhead Golf Club

    CIAA 2021 Golf Tournament
    Thursday, September 23, 2021 | Brampton ON

    We are looking forward to seeing you there!
    Registration ends September 9.

    Kaneff Golf
    8525 Mississauga Road
    Brampton, Ontario L6Y 0C1

    8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    10:00 AM - Noon
    * Specific timeline will be provided once final number of participants is confirmed.

    All tickets are taxable at 13% and include golf fees
    Deadline to register: September 9, 2021

    Please review COVID-19 Procedures before registering


    Carved into a spectacular 520 acres of inspired natural terrain, The Legends and Masters courses at Lionhead feature championship designs that blend beautifully with the grand natural splendour of the meadows, ravines, wetlands, forests, rivers, and foliage.

    Designed and impeccably groomed to challenge and excite golfers of all levels, Lionhead Golf & Country Club offers its guests one of Ontario’s finest golfing experiences. Complimentary amenities include: valet service to the Proshop, full service locker room, access to lounge, dining room, halfway house, refreshment carts, and tennis court.

    Cancellation Policy
    A cancellation fee of $150.00 applies after September 09, 2021. 
    Substitutions will be allowed at no additional charge.

    For questions, please contact the CIAA Office:
    416 494 1440 ext. 232 or

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