The 2016 ACFE
Report to the Nations on Occupational Fraud and Abuse showed fraud
incidents in Canada were most commonly detected through tips from
whistleblowers. This comes as no surprise to Heidi Franken, Chief of the OSC’s Office of the Whistleblower and Deputy
Director of Enforcement. “Whistleblowers are a key ally in the fight against
wrongdoing, and companies should take measures to encourage individuals to come
forward without fear of reprisal,” said Franken.
“The sooner misconduct is detected, the sooner we can take action to protect
investors and our capital markets.”
Franken will discuss this topic further at the 2017 ACFE Fraud Conference Canada in Toronto
October 29- November 1. She will be joined by other keynote speakers including
TV and radio host Amber Mac, who will explore the intersection of technology and
fraud. Mac said, “When we’re starting to talk about the future of business and
how they’re using technology to make themselves more secure, I think we see
more and more risks because all of this technology is all so new.”
Hundreds of anti-fraud professionals will also hear from
a number of other leaders in their field including president of J.R. Filliter Investigative Services Jeff
Filliter, CFE, and vice president and program director of the ACFE Bruce
Dorris, J.D., CFE, CPA, CVA.
Attendees at Canada’s largest fraud conference will have
access to a variety of breakout sessions that will cover topics ranging from white
collar crime, securities fraud and tax evasion, to the Internet of Things
(IoT), Bitcoin and ransomware. The conference will provide an opportunity for
anti-fraud professionals to come together to share best practices and network
with their peers.
For more information on the agenda, speakers and location, visit FraudConference.com/Canada.
Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
Based in Austin, Texas, the ACFE is the world’s largest
anti-fraud organization and premier provider of anti-fraud training and education.
Together with more than 80,000 members, the ACFE is reducing business fraud
worldwide and inspiring public confidence in the integrity and objectivity
within the profession. For more information, visit ACFE.com.