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Fall 2013

Hi Reader,

Another busy and successful year is drawing to a close. We hope you’re looking forward to a strong close on your 2013 audit plans.

We also hope you'll find time to help celebrate our 70th year. Join us for a training event this quarter. It's a great way to keep connected to the local internal audit community and stay current. It also gives you the opportunity to earn valuable CPE credits. How are you tracking to meet your  CPE requirements this year?

Just last month IIA Canada delivered the 6th national conference. Keynote speakers tied the conference theme together with insightful stories and real life experiences. The conference gave everyone rare opportunities to network with members throughout Canada. We were there. We were transformed.

You gave us great feedback on our revised newsletter format. This energized us to take further steps to finalize the transformation. Our next newsletter will include a Letters to the Editor section. Send your opinions, thoughts or tips to

We are very interested to hear from our members. We welcome your thoughts and suggestions on how the Toronto Chapter can provide you more value. Of course, if the chapter is everything you dreamed it

could be, we’d love to hear that, too! Email us at: administrator@iia-toronto.orgjeff


Stay engaged, stay connected,

Jeff McIlravey, CFSA, CRMA,

President, IIA Toronto Chapter

Inside This Edition

What We’re Hearing

From You

From Our Profession

Tell Us More

What’s Happening
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Local Training Events

Other IIA Events

Careers and Certifications

What Happened

Chapter Events

National Conference

Who’s Who - Chapter Board and Committees

Who’s Helping - Our Sponsors


What We're Hearing

From You

Not Bad for 70

We are now in our 70th year and have enjoyed great success building Toronto as a leader in the internal audit profession. As one of our 2,800 active members, you’ve contributed to this success. pintata 3

In this celebration year, we continue to strive to provide you with a more valuable membership.

Do you know someone in the Toronto internal audit community who is celebrating their 70th this year? If so, email us.

You’re Connected

Our Chapter’s social media platform is on its way.

If you have a LinkedIn profile, join the Toronto Chapter group today. Just click here. You won’t want to miss our members-only special offers, the latest IIA events, or Toronto news - audit style!

It is also a great way to stay connected with other fellow members. Find out who’s who in the Toronto internal audit community and what’s trending.

Over 7,500 people are now following the IIA on Twitter. Are you? Tune into the profession’s global voice today. We’ll be bringing you Toronto Chapter tweets soon.

If you can’t manage to leave your Facebook page alone long enough to hear the latest professional news, no problem. The IIA has come to you.

What's Happening

Chapter Events

How can Internal Audit Assist with Cyber Risk Resilience?

November 21st 2013 at The Albany Club (91 King Street East, Toronto)

The number of publicly reported cyber-attacks continues to grow. Attend this event and help your company avoid becoming the next victim. If you think your company executives don’t see this risk clearly we can help you with that, too. You’ll get details on the associated financial losses and collateral damage.

Register here.

New and Emerging Risks of Cyber Attacks and Cloud Computing

November 26th 2013 at Holiday Inn (Holiday Inn Drive, Cambridge)

Come to this event and help guard your company against the risks of cloud computing and cyber-attacks. This will also be a great chance to network with the IT auditor community in Southwestern Ontario. Register here.

Internal Audit’s Critical Role in the Banking Regulatory Environment

December 10th 2013 at The Albany Club (91 King Street East, Toronto)

If you are working in the financial sector, you won’t want to miss this event.

KPMG Partner, Dilshad Hassen, will explain how Canadian bank regulations are developing in the context of Basel III and where Basel IV is headed. piggy bankThis session will help you prepare your audit team as the “Third Line of Defence.”

Register here.

New Year, New Events

We have new events in the pipeline. They are coming to you in the new year. Watch this space for the latest details.

Careers and Certifications

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We now have a special offer, exclusive to our members. You can buy the new 3 part CIA exam for just $500 + HST + Delivery.

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What Happened

Chapter Events

Student Chapter Event

September 24th 2013 at The University of Waterloo

This speaker panel event, at the university’s School of Accounting and Finance, gave practical insight on internal audit. A casual meet-and-great reception gave students a chance to network with key CAE and IIA audit leaders from the GTA and Alumni.

New Teeth in the Corruption of Public Foreign Officials Act. Can it Bite my Company?

September 25th 2013 at The Albany Club, Toronto

What’s your company’s anti-corruption framework looking like? Can it meet the expanding requirements of the CFPOA and its impact on Canada? What will the RCMP’s National Division mean to you?

If you don’t have good answers to these questions, you missed this event. Jim Barbour, our jim barbourSVP and the Managing Director of Crowe Horwarth Global Risk Consulting for Ontario, discussed how we can help companies avoid being bitten.

Who's Who

  • President - Jeff McIlravey, CFSA, CRMA
  • Senior Vice President - Jim Barbour, CIA, CRMA
  • Vice President Programs - Kim Munro, CIA
  • Vice President Administration - Roman Kanter, CIA
  • Treasurer -  Ka-On Tong, CIA
  • Secretary - Serena Persaud
  • Beili Wong, CIA Chair of the Board - LCBO
  • Mark Britt, CIA, CRMA -  University of Toronto
  • Neil Brown, CRMA - Deloitte 
  • Jacqueline Bukaluk - Scotiabank
  • Susie Carnevale, CRMA - Protiviti
  • David Florio, CRMA - Grant Thornton
  • Peggy Gilmour, CRMA - RBC
  • Charan Kumar, CIA - Collins Barrow
  • Ingrid Kutter, CIA, CRMA - OSFI
  • Linda Lister - E&Y
  • Jodie Lobana, CIA - Lobana Consulting Group
  • Tony Malfara - KPMG
  • Scott Page, CIA, CCSA, CRMA - Wajax
  • Craig Pattinson, CRMA - Bell Canada
  • Douglas Pirie - PWC
  • Mark Rodrigues, CIA,CRMA - Cara Foods

IIA Global and North America Committee
  • Academic Relations - Robert Cuthbertson
  • Advocacy - Tony Malfara
  • Learning Solutions Committee - Scott Page, CIA, CCSA, CRMA
  • Professional Issues - Archie Thomas, CIA
  • Committee                        
  • 2015 International Conference Committee - Mark Britt, CIA, CRMA  and Jeff McIlravey, CFSA, CRMA
  • Advisory Committee - Colin Shaw, CIA, CRMA

Who's Helping - Our Sponsors

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From the Profession

Internal Audit and Risk Management

Norman Marks wrote a great piece on the importance of auditing the Risk Management function.

If you aren’t convinced, or if your executives are less than enthusiastic with the concept, take a read and tune into this short video.

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We're Listening

If you’ve enjoyed a recent training event with us, or you’re keen for us to cover a certain topic, we’d love to know.

Your feedback is important to us. Take a minute and let us know how we can make your membership more valuable and rewarding.

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Other IIA Events

Free-to-Members’ Webinar Series

Internal Audit in a Virtual World

November 12th from 1pm to 2pm

In this webinar, you’ll discover how a virtual audit can work for you, what efficiencies can be gained, and how to avoid the potential pitfalls.

Registration details can be found here.

Continuous Assurance: A Guidance Review November 13th from 1pm to 2pm

Continuous auditing is a hot topic; the IIA is releasing a practice advisory on this issue. This webinar will review how, where and why you should implement continuous auditing.

Register here today.

Risk Based Auditing Provides Peace of Mind December 10th from 1pm to 2.30pm

If you or your team don’t have a firm grasp on risk based auditing, or if you’re looking for a refresher, tune in to this session. It will also cover the relationship risk based audit plans and Enterprise Risk Management. Registration details can be found here.

Ethics in the Industry

December 17th from 1pm to 2pm

There have been some interesting corporate ethics issues recently. Tune into this panel discussion on internal audit’s role and how you

can leverage the IIA’s Code of Ethics. Register here.

Want More?

IIA Canada runs a variety of training events in various locations and formats. Click here for the latest offerings.

The IIA is keen to keep all members informed of current trends and mindful of audit fundamentals.

Keep an eye out for other training events.


Student Membership

Earlier this year, students were able to join the IIA for just $35. That’s a 50% discount. This offer expired at the end of October 2013. Did you spread the word? Did you miss this deal? Join our social network and you won’t miss a deal like this again.

Your Career

If you’re ready to take your next career step, or just curious about what the job market has for you, we’ve got you covered.

Create your profile and search for your next position here.

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National Training Events

IIA Canada 2013 National
September 29 - October 2nd 2013 in Winnipeg

This year’s national conference was a terrific success. Winnipeg rolled out the welcome mat for us and gave us a fond farewell with lively local talent and tasty local treats.

The Keynote speakers shared their experiences and successes. They delivered the conference theme. We hope you were there and you were transformed! 

President and Vice-Chancellor of The University of Winnipeg, Lloyd Axworthy’s presentation gave the conference a uniquely Canadian perspective.

Cam Hartling and Todd Horbasenko who were awarded the Lifetime Achievement and Arthur Child Distinguished Service awards, respectively. We send our warmest congratulations to these two very deserving individuals.


National Conference


Committee Chairs
  • Audit Committee - David Florio, CRMA
  • Governance Committee - Jacqueline Bulaluk, CRMA
  • Chapter Historian - Logi Kanap
  • CAE Roundtable - Tony Malfara
  • Academic Relations - Gordon Perry, CIA
  • Advocacy Committee - Stephen Hack, CIA Canadian Conference on IT Audit, Governance and Security (CCITAGS) - Bennet Chan, Charan Kumar, CIA                     
  • Certification - Gordon Perry, CIA
  • Employment Services - Betina Airoldi, CIA, CRMA
  • Government Relations - Ron Foster, CIA, CRMA
  • GTA Education Series - Margaret Pacheco
  • Hospitality/Golf - Alan Tsang
  • Membership Services - Robert Crawford, CIA, CRMA
  • Past Presidents & Honorary Members - Ron Dell’Agnese, CIA
  • Newsletter & Social Media - Monique de Jong, CIA, CRMA
  • South West Ontario Education Series - Herman Van Meeteren, CIA, CRMA
  • Sponsorship - Geoff Rodrigues, CIA, CRMA
  • Volunteer Committee - Bennet Chan Webmaster - Neil McIntyre
  • Members of the IIA Canadian Board - Jodie Lobana, CIA

IIA Canada Committee Chairs
  • Academic Relations - Colin Shaw, CIA, CRMA and Jodi Lobana, CIA
  • Canadian Conference Advisory   Committee - Jeff McIlravey, CFSA, CRMA
  • Information Technology - Jeff McIlravey, CFSA, CRMA
  • Marketing - Mark Britt, CIA, CRMA and Tony Malfara





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