Greater Toronto Chapter


Upcoming Canada Chapter learning events will be announced soon.

The ACAMS Greater Toronto 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.

1000 Miles for a great cause.

Upcoming Canada Chapter learning events will be announced soon.

ACAMS in the 6ix Networking Event

Free for Greater Toronto ACAMS Chapter Members.

Space is limited.

ACAMS Greater Toronto Chapter – Calling all Mentees

We are very pleased to be hosting our first ever Speed Networking Event!

The purpose of this event is to bring together young professionals in our industry to learn from top leaders of the industry and enhance opportunities for professional development.

We are in need of mentees to sign up for this wonderful event. By being a mentee, you will be able to meet top leaders in the industry who will share their experiences, tips or guidance. If you are interested, please use the attached link to register for your ticket. Please note that space is limited so please be sure to register early. When the tickets are sold out, you will be added to a waitlist for the second event.

AML Emerging Risk and Technology

ACAMS Greater Toronto Chapter Lunch and Learn: Legalized Cannabis and AML

An Overview of the Government of Canada’s Approach to Legalize, Regulate and Restrict Access to Cannabis

Weeding Through the Challenges of Banking the Marijuana Industry

Organ Trafficking: A MultiLevel Equation of Exploitation

ACAMS in “The 6”

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The Opioid Crisis and Money Laundering




Jump Into 2017 With the Next ACAMS Toronto Learning Event!!!

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ACAMS Toronto Chapter Networking Event

Human Trafficking / Sexual Slavery

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ACAMS Toronto Chapter Lunch & Learn:
Managing the Money Laundering Risk of Offshore Money Flows to Canada 

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Terrorist Financing Concerns & Risks in Ontario For the Financial Services Sector

ACAMS Toronto Chapter Lunch & Learn: Money Laundering Case Overview by Detective Constable Dwayne King Toronto Police Services

Begin 2015 with an ACAMS Toronto Networking Event!

Investigation Workshop
Open Source Intelligence Training® (OSINT): How to use Open Source Information as Intelligence

Toronto & GTA Executive Networking Event

Lunch & Learn Event, sponsored by the ACAMS Toronto & GTA Chapter:
Money Laundering and the Canadian Real Estate Sector

Advanced Financial Crime Investigative Techniques
Topic: Advanced Financial Crime Investigative Techniques

Lunch & Learn Event: AML Model Validation

Compliance Testing – Understanding the Role of AML Compliance and the Business for a comprehensive and effective AML Testing Program

FINTRAC Presentaion

ACAMS Canada Chapter Executive’s Networking Event

AML/ATF in Canada: Impact and Assessment of Changes to Canada’s Regulatory Environment to Date

ACAMS Canada Presents: The First 2013 Lunch & Learn

Stuart Davis

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

Ken Saul
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 (

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

Jennifer Fiddian-Green, CAMS
Grant Thornton LLP

Jennifer leads Grant Thornton’s Forensic and Anti-Money Laundering practice which regularly provides anti-money laundering compliance program reviews for banks, credit unions, securities dealers, money services businesses and dealers in precious metals and stones.  As well, the practice provides remediation, consulting, risk assessment facilitation, internal audit co-sourcing and training to reporting entities, sectors, industry associations and regulators within and outside of Canada.  Jennifer is also Grant Thornton’s Financial Services sector leader.

Jennifer has 20 years of AML/ATF focused experience in Canada, and now more globally, and works with entities that have multi-jurisdictional requirements, including Canada, US, and UK.  She developed Grant Thornton’s compliance program review practice including client acceptance, objectives, testing, methodology and reporting.  She has presented across the country to clients, industry sector groups, AML professional groups on regulatory requirements, emerging issues, risks and best practices.

She assists clients in determining the impact on operations and corporate governance of the legislation, including identifying and understanding risks, policy decisions, development of procedures, employee training, documentation and the implementation of compliance programs.

Longstanding member of ACAMS; currently member of the Executive of the Toronto and GTA chapter board.

Completed a two year secondment with Proceeds of Crime RCMP unit as an in-house forensic accountant providing forensic analyses on specific cases.


Dwayne King

Dwayne King
Co-Membership Director
TD Bank Financial Group

Dwayne King is currently managing the Further Investigation Team as a part of TD Banks Global Anti-Money Laundering department. Prior to joining TD Bank, Dwayne worked with the Toronto Police Service for 26 years. During the last eight plus years with the Toronto Police, Dwayne was a full-time Money Laundering and Proceeds of Crime Investigator assigned to the Financial Crimes Unit. He is a court qualified expert in Money Laundering, The use of cash in the drug world and Proceeds of Crime. Dwayne holds designations from the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS), the Association of Certified Financial Crimes Specialists (CFCS) and is also a Certified Bitcoin Professional (CPB).


Christine Ring

Christine Ring
Co-Membership Director
Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions Canada


Lydia Sas

Lydia Sas
HiFX Canada

Lydia Sas serves as the Head of Compliance, North America, for HiFX Canada Inc., a Euronet Worldwide Company (NASDAQ: EEFT), one of the largest money transfer businesses globally. HiFX is a money services business that provides services in the US, Canada, Australasia and Europe. Lydia is responsible for HiFX’s Anti-Money Laundering Compliance and Anti-Fraud Programs for North America. Lydia has worked in the anti-money laundering compliance field for 14 years, previously as Senior Manager, AML/CTF Compliance, and Senior Compliance Officer, for Cambridge Global Payments. Lydia has been a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) since 2005.

John Shoemaker

John Shoemaker
Great-West Life, Canada Life and London Life

John Shoemaker currently serves as the Chief Anti-Money Laundering Officer for the Great-West Life Assurance group of companies (Great-West Life, Canada Life and London Life).  Until February of 2017, John held the rank of Superintendent in the RCMP’s federal policing program as the officer-in-charge of “O” Division’s (Ontario) Greater Toronto Area Financial Crime where he  provided oversight and leadership of enforcement teams focused on organized large scale money laundering, proceeds of crime, fraud, counterfeit currency and corruption investigations.

Over the course of his 25 year career in the RCMP, John conducted or led a broad range of investigations working with other law enforcement agencies, regulators, other government agencies and private institutions on financial crime and criminal intelligence matters of national and international significance.

John holds an MBA, is an accountant and is also a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist and Certified Fraud Examiner. 

Sandeep Sharma

Sandeep Sharma
KEB Hana Bank Canada

Sandeep Sharma is CAMLO of KEB Hana Bank Canada, a Schedule II retail Bank serving Canadian-Koreans individuals and corporate clients in Ontario, Alberta & British Columbia. In this role, he is responsible for AML Compliance regime, specifically all matters concerning anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing (proceeds of crime, sanction programs, KYC, training, etc.), privacy & managing relationship with regulators and various stakeholders.

Sandeep has developed a strong sense of devotion for banking and financial services over the past 14 years. He began his career in the field of Compliance at MFC Global Asset Management and has worked at Royal Bank of Scotland, Sunlife Financial, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp of Canada and Ontario Teacher’s Pension Plan.

Sandeep is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS), CPA, CGA and ACCA from UK.