The ACAMS Canada Chapter’s mission is to be the premier Compliance Professional organization in Canada that provides a forum to exchange information and ideas related to the fight against money laundering and terrorist financing and to be an organization that provides educational resources and opportunities to compliance professionals.
Upcoming Canada Chapter learning events will be announced soon.
ACAMS Toronto Chapter Networking Event
June 20, 2016
Human Trafficking / Sexual Slavery
April 22, 2016
ACAMS Toronto Networking Event
February 24, 2016
ACAMS Toronto Chapter Lunch & Learn:
Managing the Money Laundering Risk of Offshore Money Flows to Canada
November 12, 2015
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Terrorist Financing Concerns & Risks in Ontario For the Financial Services Sector
February 24, 2015
ACAMS Toronto Chapter Lunch & Learn: Money Laundering Case Overview by Detective Constable Dwayne King Toronto Police Services
February 17, 2015
Begin 2015 with an ACAMS Toronto Networking Event!
January 22, 2015
Open Source Intelligence Training® (OSINT): How to use Open Source Information as Intelligence
November 13, 2014
Toronto & GTA Executive Networking Event
October 2, 2014
Lunch & Learn Event, sponsored by the ACAMS Toronto & GTA Chapter:
Money Laundering and the Canadian Real Estate Sector
May 7, 2014
Advanced Financial Crime Investigative Techniques
Topic: Advanced Financial Crime Investigative Techniques
February 24, 2014
Lunch & Learn Event: AML Model Validation
February 14, 2014
Compliance Testing – Understanding the Role of AML Compliance and the Business for a comprehensive and effective AML Testing Program
November 19, 2013
November 1, 2013
ACAMS Canada Chapter Executive’s Networking Event
September 27, 2013
AML/ATF in Canada: Impact and Assessment of Changes to Canada’s Regulatory Environment to Date
September 27, 2013
ACAMS Canada Presents: The First 2013 Lunch & Learn
May 15, 2013
Stuart Davis, CAMS
BMO Financial Group / BMO-Harris
Stuart Davis currently serves as the Enterprise Chief AML Officer for the Bank of Montreal Financial Group and is based in Toronto, Canada. He has over 25 years banking and regulatory experience including serving for five years as the Enterprise BSA and Sanctions Officer for USAA in San Antonio, Texas. Previously he led the Global AML Programs and Product Support for the Payment Services segment of First Data Corporation, which included Western Union Financial Services, Inc. and the AML/OFAC compliance program across Capital One’s North American portfolio of consumer and commercial products and services. Stuart began his career with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency. Stuart also has been an industry speaker on various AML topics including risk management and integrating technology and fraud programs. Stuart has an honors degree in Economics from the University of Georgia.
Ken Saul, Compliance Consultant, Inc.
Kenneth (“Ken”) H. Saul, B.A., LL.B., CAMS served as General Counsel, Chief Compliance & Regulatory Officer for the Cambridge Mercantile Corp., Cambridge Mercantile Corp. (U.S.A.) and Cambridge Mercantile Corp. (UK) Limited, for nearly 11 years.
Ken is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada and was a lawyer in private practice in Toronto from 1973 to 2000. He joined a NASDAQ-listed company with multiple US and Canadian locations in October 2000 as General Counsel and corporate Secretary and was appointed General Counsel and Chief Compliance & Regulatory Officer at Cambridge in December 2002. Ken holds a ‘Teacher of Adults’ diploma from Centennial College, completed the Canadian Securities Course in 1998 and is a Professional Member and a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist, with the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (“ACAMS”). Ken is a founding member and Co-Secretary of the Canada Chapter of ACAMS, and an associate Board Member and strong supporter of the newly formed Canadian Money Services Businesses Association (http://canadamsb.org/home/).
Commencing in mid-October, 2013, he retired from Cambridge and is now working as a Compliance Consultant in his own consulting business, Ken Saul, Compliance Consultant, Inc. assisting financial services businesses in Canada, the US, the UK and Australia with their AML-CTF Compliance requirements and with regulatory, licensing and other compliance requirements in those jurisdictions, as well as facilitating and assisting financial services businesses with their banking and other strategic relationships. For a brief time (April-Sept., 2015) Ken served as CAMLO-Canada for Globle Foreign Exchange Inc., a Canadian wholly-owned subsidiary of TransFast Remittance, LLC. Ken has also taught a distance-learning class – Compliance & Governance-Legal Framework – for Centennial College, Toronto, and has designed and will be teaching the elective class, Privacy Programs, in Centennial College’s Governance & Compliance Certificate program.
Jennifer Fiddian-Green, CAMS
Grant Thornton LLP
Jennifer is a Partner at Grant Thornton LLP in Toronto. She is a CICA qualified investigation and forensic accountant and is an anti-money laundering ("AML") specialist.
Jennifer has worked with different industry groups to determine the nature of transactions suspicious of money laundering and methods to identify and make determinations on these transactions. Jennifer has also assisted clients in determining the impact on operations and corporate governance of the legislation, this has included identifying and understanding risks, policy decisions, development of procedures, employee training and the implementation of compliance programs. She participated in consultations with Canada’s Department of Finance and FINTRAC in regards to the development and interpretation of the regulations for the PCMLTFA and compliance expectations.
Jennifer regularly provides consulting and compliance review services to financial institution organizations and money services businesses.
TD Bank Financial Group
Sharon joined the Global AML Compliance group in July 2006 as a Senior Compliance Officer to assist in building a comprehensive AML program. In 2010 she was promoted to Senior Manager of their Global Anti-Money Laundering department. In her current role, Sharon provides subject matter expertise on regulatory changes and AML trends in the industry, as well as maintains relationships with regulators, key business partners, and business-line contacts within TDBFG Globally. Sharon is also responsible for developing the AML Training Program and Risk Assessment / Self Assessment methodology within the TDBFG enterprise. Sharon has more than 20 years of banking experience. Prior to joining Global AML Compliance in July 2006, Sharon worked in various roles within TDBFG related to operations and project management. Sharon has earned her Marketing and Sales and Marketing and Sales Specialist Certificates from Sheridan College, Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning. In 2007, Sharon received TDBFG’s ‘Vision in Action’ Award, the highest award for TD Bank Group employees. Sharon is also a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) designation from the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists).
Salmin (Sal) Jadavji
Salmin (Sal) Jadavji is the Head of Anti-Bribery & Anti-Corruption (ABC) at HSBC Canada. Previously, Sal was the Chief AML Officer at MCAN where his responsibilities included implementing and managing the company’s anti-money laundering & anti-terrorist financing (AML/ATF) program. Before that he was Deputy Chief AML Officer at BMO, where he designed an AML independent audit testing program, and assessed the bank’s global AML policies, procedures, reporting processes and risk assessments. Previously he was the Senior Audit Manager at CIBC, and the Senior Compliance Officer with the Office of the Superintendent for Financial Institutions, Canada’s federal bank regulator.
Jadavji received his Master of Laws (GPLLM) from the University of Toronto Law School and his Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours) degree from the Schulich School of Business at York University in Toronto.He is also holds Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) and Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) Designations.He is the author of the best-selling book Way to an A: Student Survival Guide.