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CNAR 2020: Governance For Regulators

Updated: Feb 10, 2021

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Based on Steinecke Maciura LeBlanc’s popular Governance for Regulators handbook, this interactive half-day session provides a comprehensive overview of the core governance issues facing regulators of professions.

This session is perfect for those planning their own governance training sessions and

for senior staff and Board and committee members who want to have a better understanding of the nature and breadth of governance for regulators. It is also suitable for new Board and committee members.

Join us on October 19th, 2020 from 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m Eastern Time for this workshop lead by Steinecke Maciura LeBlanc.

What Topics Will Be Covered?

The agenda is as follows:

1. Introduction

  • Context: What Does A Regulator Do?

  • Context: What Does a Board Do?

2. Governance: Concept and Purpose

3. Setting the Mission, Goals and Strategies

  • Developing Policies

4. Selection of Board, Committees and Staff

5. Fiduciary Obligations

  • Conflicts of Interest

  • Confidentiality

  • Conduct Unbecoming

  • Diligence

  • Respect

6. Roles

  • Purpose of Roles

  • Board Role

  • Individual Board Member Role

  • President / Chair Role

  • Committee Role

  • Committee Chair Role

  • CEO Role

7. Conclusion

About Steinecke Maciura LeBlanc

Steinecke Maciura LeBlanc is a leader in professional regulation. They are the only firm in Ontario solely dedicated to advising regulators. Their award-winning lawyers have extensive experience acting as general counsel, prosecuting counsel and independent legal counsel for numerous regulators. They provide trusted and timely advice to entities that regulate professions, trades and industries regarding their public interest mandate. Their 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. Their lawyers regularly appear at all levels of court in Ontario.


This workshop is one of six in CNAR's 2020 workshop series. These three to four-hour events will be held in conjunction with CNAR's Interactive Digital Event and offered at a discounted rate for Conference registrants (be sure to register for CNAR 2020 HERE). Space for certain workshops is limited, so register now!

Other workshops in the series include:

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