CPA Ontario's Ethics Conference: Mitigating Corporate Fraud

Jul 14, 2022



JUL 14



8:30 AM - 2:00 PM




4 Hours


4 Hours


Registration open until

Jul 13, 2022


Register early to receive EARLY BIRD PRICING

Why do people commit fraud? How do the pressures of ethical dilemmas lead to poor choices?

While fraud may be impossible to prevent, it is imperative that you are prepared with the right tools to mitigate the impact on your business. Using real-life Canadian case studies, sessions will explore ethical practices for small and medium enterprises. Learn how you can protect your business by creating your own anti-fraud program and ensure you are adhering to ethical supply chain compliance.

Our interactive virtual conferences are a great way to learn from industry experts, engage with peers and complete your CPD hours.


Sessions and speakers subject to change.

8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.Networking
8:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.Opening Remarks

Host: TBA

CPA Ontario: Craig Smith

8:45 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.Opening Keynote

Topic: Building Anti-Fraud Programs for SMEs

Speaker: Steve Dawson, CPA, CFE. President, Dawson Forensic Group

Description: How to set up and implement anti-fraud programs designed to prevent and/or detect internal occupational fraud

9:45 a.m. – 9:55 a.m.Short Break
9:55 a.m. – 10:55 a.m.Main Session

Topic: How to Assess Your Supply Chain Compliance (SMEs)

Speaker: Marc Y. Tassé, CPA, CA, CFF. Global Anti-Corruption and Financial Crime Compliance Expert

Description: Supporting an ethical supply chain means that companies will incorporate social and human rights and environmental considerations into how they do business across the world. SMEs don't have the tools and abilities of large corporations when it comes to fighting Supply Chain Fraud. What can they do to prevent it?

10:55 a.m. – 11:05 p.m.Break & Networking Opportunity
11:05 a.m. – 12:05 p.m.Main Session

Topic: TBA

Speaker: TBA

12:05 p.m. – 12:15 p.m.Break & Networking Opportunity

12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.Closing Keynote

Topic: Extraordinary Circumstances: Unravelling the Largest Corporate Fraud in History

Speaker: Cynthia Cooper, Former VP of Internal Audit at WorldCom

Description: Attendees will be introduced to the executives responsible for transforming WorldCom from a small insignificant long-distance reseller into a telecom powerhouse. Cynthia will offer insight into why mid-level managers and senior executives chose to commit fraud, and audience members will feel the pressure that these executives felt to meet Wall Street earnings guidance and stand with them at the crossroads of their ethical dilemma.

1:15 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.Networking


This event will be hosted on the Hopin platform. For a better conference experience, watch this short video prior to the event.


CPAs who are looking to stay informed on ways to address ethical challenges during uncertain times.


Early-bird pricing until Jun 23, 2022

$139.00 Personal Passport

$139.00 Organization Passport

$149.00 Member

$149.00 Student

$149.00 Public

Status: Registration open until Jul 13, 2022




Portrait of Steve DawsonSteve Dawson, CPA, CFE, has performed forensic investigations to a wide variety of public and private businesses and corporations for 30 years, from small family-owned businesses to non-profits, as well as federal and state government agencies. His company is dedicated to "Educating and training small businesses in how to set up and implement anti-fraud programs designed to prevent and/or detect internal occupational fraud."

Portrait of Marc Y. TasséMarc Y. Tassé, CPA, CA, CFF, is an investigative and forensic accountant, a seasoned, award-winning lecturer at the Telfer School of Management and the University of Ottawa's Faculty of Law, and delivers presentations at the Harvard Institute for Learning in Retirement. His is a frequent media commentator and conference speaker, and is a member of the Governance Professionals of Canada. He is one of Canada's leading experts in ethics and governance.

Portrait of Cynthia CooperCynthia Cooper is an American accountant who formerly served as the Vice President of Internal Audit at WorldCom where her team exposed the largest accounting fraud in U.S. history of $3.8 billion. Cooper was named one of three "People of the Year" by Time magazine in 2002.


This CPA Ontario PD event is live webinar hosted on the innovative Hopin platform. A link to join the event on the Hopin platform will be sent closer to the date. We recommend you join five minutes prior to the scheduled start time.

For a better conference experience, watch this short video prior to the event.