Best in Class Partners
Our partners truly are best in class and we are immensely proud to have them as part of the CNAR community. They are trusted leaders in each of their specific fields, generously sharing their insight and expertise at our events, in our newsletter, and on-line, in support of our shared goal of achieving regulatory excellence in Canada.
Thank you for your continued and invaluable support of CNAR and our regulatory community.
“CNAR's creative approach to partnership allows organizations like mine to provide value to the regulatory community and engage with the right audience by providing benefits that are important to me -thus giving me the best ROI.”
Dean Benard, President & CEO, Benard & Associates
Benard & Associates
Since 2004, Benard + Associates has provided investigation services to professional regulators in Ontario and across Canada. This leading regulatory investigation firm serves well over 50 regulatory bodies and associations, who rely on Benard + Associates to investigate hundreds of cases each year, while ensuring they are managed fairly, efficiently, and accurately. The company also provides mediation, education, and coaching services aimed resolving disputes, enhancing knowledge and skills, and supporting investigative staff. Benard + Associates laser focus on regulation has established them as the investigation experts, and a reliable and trustworthy resource to all their clients.
Code & Effect
Code and Effect is a software consultancy that works with professional, regulatory, and member-based organizations.
We customize our cloud-based member portal software, Upside AMS, to exactly match your rules, bylaws, or regulatory requirements. It is designed to deliver the best parts of both custom software and software as a service.
Instead of an off-the-shelf tool that you fight and work around, we guide you through our discovery process, then build and support a system that meets your exact specifications.
Field Law is a western and northern regional business law firm listed as one of the largest firms in Canada with offices in Calgary and Edmonton, Alberta and Yellowknife, Northwest Territories. The Firm has been proactively serving clients and providing legal counsel for over 100 years supporting the specific and ever-evolving business needs of regional, national and international clients who do business in western and northern Canada. Field's value advantage comes from a commitment to professional excellence and collaborative partnerships with our clients and networks. Clients benefit from Field Law’s framework of a client service culture and dedication to successfully running the Firm as a competitive, continuously improving business while pursuing legal excellence. Field Law is committed to meeting the needs of its clients through creative and pragmatic legal solutions that bring clarity to complex challenges.
Mietkiewicz Law supports regulators, associations, other not-for-profits and retail and on-line operators in regulated industries to meet their objectives and legal responsibilities in a cost-effective and practical manner. It does this by providing pragmatic legal advice on regulatory compliance, governance and other corporate matters. Mietkiewicz Law represents the following types of not-for-profit and for-profit clients:
Professional regulatory bodies (both healthcare professions and non-healthcare professions) in multiple Canadian provinces; Not-for-Profit Associations representing professionals (provincial and national); Not-for-profit Associations such as social clubs and sports groups; Canadian licensing examination bodies; Healthcare providers (corporate and individual); Retail and on-line operators in regulated industries – Canadian and International
Pivotal Research Inc.
Based in Edmonton, Pivotal Research, Inc. is a national provider of research consulting services with more than 25 years of experience delivering market research, program evaluation, and stakeholder engagement to decision-makers across Canada. We leverage our deep expertise in designing and implementing innovative research to serve professional and industry regulators and associations, government agencies, and businesses. Since 1999, we have delivered high-impact research insights to more than 30 health regulatory bodies and associations enabling evidence-based strategic action, practice standards excellence, and high levels of member engagement. Our suite of services include: inclusive member engagement research, board governance evaluation, complaints process evaluation, practice standards reform initiatives, and patient experience research programs. We bring passion to all of our research initiatives ensuring that data-driven evidence makes a tangible impact on communities. Pivotal Research upholds inclusion and diversity as key tenets for the way we conduct business.
Prometric is a trusted global provider of market-leading technology-enabled test development and delivery solutions. Committed to a set of values that believes in getting the highest quality, most innovative test to the right location at the right time and to the right test taker, Prometric helps test takers worldwide to better their lives and careers by delivering more than 7 million tests each year in over 180 countries. Through innovation, workflow automation and standardization, Prometric delivers tests on behalf of more than 300 clients in the academic, financial, government, healthcare, professional association and corporate employer markets for people to become licensed physicians, architects, certified accountants and financial planners, K-12 teachers, attorneys, credentialed project managers, law enforcement officers, software engineers, graduate students and many other accredited and distinguished professionals.
Rosen Sunshine LLP was established in 2011 as a boutique health and regulatory law firm. Our mission is to provide our clients with strategic, practical advice and effective and creative representation with any matter entrusted to us. We aim to provide clients with the highest level of service but to meet our clients’ needs in a cost-effective manner. Our practice includes all areas of regulatory and health law advocacy and advice.
SeaCrest believes credentialing makes a difference to professionals and the public. We provide consulting services to organizations seeking certification program accreditation and offer services to help develop new certification and certificate programs, manage projects, conduct feasibility studies, provide governance and organizational restructuring consultation, provide program evaluation, and plan strategically for the future. SeaCrest also works with credentialing organizations to design quality management systems or improve existing quality programs.
Spire Psychometrics opened its proverbial doors in November of 2018, with the goal of providing a cost-effective and personal psychometric solutions attuned to the specific needs of the Canadian market. The slogan, “A high point for professional testing’, brings together the quality of solution and service that Spire aims to provide, an allusion to optimization/maximization that is the mathematical objective of much psychometric work, and Greg’s enduring love of the mountains and climbing.
Steinecke Maciura LeBlanc
Steinecke Maciura LeBlanc is a leader in professional regulation. To our knowledge we are the only firm in Ontario solely dedicated to advising regulators. Our award-winning lawyers have extensive experience acting as general counsel, prosecuting counsel and independent legal counsel for numerous regulators. We provide trusted and timely advice to entities that regulate professions, trades and industries regarding their public interest mandate. Our team of professional, knowledgeable and engaging lawyers assists regulatory bodies with respect to all aspects of their work, including: registration and licensing; drafting codes of ethics, standards of practice, regulations and by-laws; assisting with investigations; and conducting discipline and fitness to practise hearings. Our lawyers regularly appear at all levels of court in Ontario.
WeirFoulds regularly acts for several professional regulatory bodies, assisting them with their mandates to serve and protect the public interest, maintain high standards among registrants and foster public confidence. We provide advice on such matters as governance, statutory compliance and interpretation, and regulations, by-laws, and policies. We routinely advise on registration matters, establishing codes of ethics and standards of practice, and investigations of complaints and reports. We conduct discipline and fitness to practice hearings and enforcement proceedings. We also act as independent legal counsel to several regulatory bodies, assisting tribunal members in the context of hearings.
All these engagements require a sensitivity to the unique legal challenges facing regulatory bodies – a sensitivity that our lawyers have acquired through many years of experience.
Wickett Measurement Systems
Wickett Measurement Systems serves the credentialing community, particularly in the certification and licensure space, on all matters related to credential requirements. These services span the 4 E's: examination, education, ethics, and experience. We specialize in driving major changes to established programs and in developing new credentials, bringing a wealth of skills and experience to the table to help you marshal your staff, your subject matter experts, and your stakeholders. With more than 20 years of experience in the assessment community, we understand the unique needs of credentialing programs and have the professional psychometric competence to help you achieve your program goals.
Yardstick Assessment Strategies
At Yardstick, we ensure that professionals are qualified and ready to serve the public. We use a combination of technology, psychometric best-practice, and evidence-based research to securely assess the knowledge and abilities of millions of test-takers around the world.
Why Become a Partner?
Connect with the regulatory sector through creative and unique activations that are custom built to deliver the best results! Join this growing list of companies that recognize the value of being associated with CNAR! Our creative and holistic approach to partnership allows us to collaborate to find the best way to deliver information and value to members through organizations like yours!
If you are a consultant, a company supporting aspects of regulation, or a commercial provider of services for the regulatory community, two options are available for you to join the CNAR community:
CNAR Spring Workshop, hosted by WeirFoulds
CNAR Partner was created to provide extensive engagement opportunities with the CNAR community. Benefits are like those of a CNAR member (but without voting rights).
However, if you wish to simply stay in touch with the CNAR community and receive updates, you can become a CNAR “Supplier.
Partnership & Sponsorship Opportunities
Join the growing list of companies that recognize the value of being associated with CNAR! Our creative and holistic approach to sponsorship and partnership allows us to collaborate to find the best way to deliver information and value to members through organizations like yours!
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