Focus on Canada: Reviewing Recent Regulatory Developments and Compliance Trends

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  • When: October 11, 2017
  • Time: 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM ET
  • Levels: Intermediate – Advanced

FINTRAC’s revised guidance related to verification of identity, and other updates to the Proceeds of Crime (Money Laundering) and Terrorist Financing Act, lessons from the FATF Mutual Evaluation of Canada debrief, and the latest regulatory developments are just some of the challenges facing Canadian compliance professionals. Join this panel for a fast-paced examination of compliance hurdles throughout Canada and practical strategies for overcoming them.

Learning Objectives

  • Identifying key changes in the PCMLTFA and updates to regulatory guidance
  • Assessing emerging regulatory issues including feedback included in the FATF report and fintech regulatory developments
  • Formalizing effective strategies when reporting suspicious transaction reports (STRs) to FINTRAC

Who Should Attend

  • Risk Assessment Managers
  • Law Enforcement
  • Compliance Officers
  • FCC Personnel


  • Canada
  • Global
  • Bank
  • MSB


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Mrs. Samantha Sheen is a financial crime risk professional who recently completed work with a global insurer based in Milan, Italy, where she focused on enhancing its financial crime measures across offices in three continents.

Mrs. Sheen previously worked as the inaugural director of the Financial Crime Division for the Guernsey Financial Services Commission. She joined the Commission in 2010 as its first legal counsel. Prior to joining the Commission, Mrs. Sheen worked as legal counsel for various financial companies both in Canada and Australia. While in Sydney, Australia, Mrs. Sheen worked with a large accountancy firm in its compliance advisory team before moving to Guernsey. Originally from Montreal, Canada, Mrs. Sheen started her legal career in Toronto in the late 1990s.

Moreover, Mrs. Sheen holds a bachelor’s degree in public administration, an LLB and a master’s degree in risk management. She is a member of ACAMS and is a graduate of the Harvard University Kennedy School of Government Strategic Management of Regulatory and Enforcement Agencies program. Mrs. Sheen’s particular area of interest is in relation to the effectiveness of risk management and mitigation measures in influencing changes in staff behavior and culture within financial institutions.


Stephen Cheeseman, CAMS
  • Stephen Cheeseman, CAMS

  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Global Regulation Compliance and Risk

Jacqueline D. Shinfield
  • Jacqueline D. Shinfield

  • Partner
  • Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP