CNAR Launches Spring Workshop Series!

Updated: Apr 28


REGISTER TODAY! CNAR, in conjunction with our valued corporate partners Benard + Associates and Barker Hutchinson, are very please to announce our Spring Workshop Series tackling, "Providing an Inclusive Process: Diversity and Equity in Investigation Processes" and "Mastering Evidence Collection." These sessions will take place on May 9th and May 11th, respectively, over Zoom. Both will include presentations as well as interactive breakout sessions. Member pricing is available.


Workshop #1

Date: Monday, May 9th

Time: 12 noon ET – 2:00 p.m. ET

Where: Zoom (link to be sent to registrants closer to event date)

Pricing: $89 (Members); $119 (non-Members)


Providing an Inclusive Process: Diversity and Equity in Investigation Processes

There are many issues that surround the fair, accessible, psychologically safe, and culturally aware delivery of regulatory investigations. This program will be delivered by an expert in building inclusive, equitable, and anti-racist cultures, and an expert in investigations. Together, they will help to define the issues, consider the possibilities, and provide thoughtful and practical approaches to enhancing the delivery of regulatory investigation services. Fairness and due process, safety, and inclusion are not just words; they must be embodied in the actions we take. This program is designed to get us one step closer to that reality. Presented by: Dean Benard, President & CEO, Benard + Associates; and Leena Sharma-Seth, Founder of Mending the Chasm.



Workshop #2 Date: Wednesday, May 11th Time: 12 noon ET – 2:30 p.m. ET Where: Zoom (link to be sent to registrants closer to event date) Pricing: $89 (Members); $119 (non-Members)


Mastering Evidence Collection

The collection of evidence is central to any investigation. Investigators must carefully consider what evidence should be collected at the outset of each investigation and, at times, it is necessary to collect evidence unannounced to maintain the integrity of the investigation. Successfully collecting evidence unannounced requires skill and careful planning as challenges routinely arise. Knowing what to expect and having proven strategies to navigate such challenges is essential. Presented by Greg Hutchinson, President, Barker Hutchinson & Associates Ltd.; and Alex Saul, Manager of investigations, Barker Hutchinson.




Workshop #3 Date: Tuesday, May 17th Time: 12 noon ET – 2:30 p.m. ET Where: Zoom (link to be sent to registrants closer to event date) Pricing: $89 (Members); $119 (non-Members)


Assessing Internationally Educated Applicants: Canadian Experience and the Changing Legislative Landscape

In the context of increasing focus on equity, diversity and inclusion in the regulatory landscape, there is a growing trend towards legislation that will require regulators to consider new practices in relation to internationally educated applicants. Recent legislative direction includes plans to remove Canadian experience requirements, advance alternatives to assess required competencies, and align requirements across jurisdictions where possible.


In the context of increasing focus on equity, diversity and inclusion in the regulatory landscape, there is a growing trend towards legislation that will require regulators to consider new practices in relation to internationally educated applicants. Recent legislative direction includes plans to remove Canadian experience requirements, advance alternatives to assess required competencies, and align requirements across jurisdictions where possible.