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CNAR: Video Rentals

Missed a Conference session or one of our Virtual Discussions? Please find select presentations available for rental below! If you would like to see an additional video from our 2021 program made available for rental, please contact AskCNAR@cnar-rcor.ca and we will do our best to accommodate your request. Rental includes 72-hour access to the video recording. (Please note, pricing is per session. Cost includes HST.)

2022 Video Rentals

What is the Public Interest?

(Original Broadcast Date: February 2nd, 2022)

In this Virtual Discussion, the panelists explore:

  • Is the concept of public interest so ill-defined that it is not useful and possibly harmful?

  • Harry Cayton proposes object statements should be more direct and provide less 'wiggle room.' Would you agree?

  • Assuming that governments are not going to tighten object statements at this time, what are we to do?

  • One interesting development has been in Alberta, where the government has mandated that regulatory colleges divest themselves of association functions. Will this resolve the issue?

This discussion was facilitated by Claude Balthazard and the panel features Cynthia Johansen, Lynsay Nair, Richard Steinecke and Jason Kully.

CNAR 2021 Video Rentals

Keynote Address - Harmony Johnson

(Original Broadcast Date: October 20th, 2021)

Harmony Johnson sɛƛakəs, is of Tla’amin First Nation (Coast Salish) ancestry and was raised in Tla’amin territory where most of her family resides. Harmony has served in senior roles with the In Plain Sight review in BC health care, and with the First Nations Health Authority, First Nations Summit, and First Nations Forestry Council, and is currently the interim Vice-President for Indigenous Wellness and Reconciliation at Providence Health Care. She is the co-author of a number of publications, including print and digital books about her grandmother’s life history and Tla’amin teachings. Harmony has a BA from Simon Fraser University and an MHA from the University of British Columbia.

During her presentation, Harmony unpacked and discussed the key terms as related to truth and reconciliation, in order to develop a shared language and meaning that equips the partnered work of reconciliation moving forward.

Top Ten Cases You Need to Know About (Original Broadcast Date: October 21, 2021) Theme: Discipline

In order for regulators to achieve excellence they must be aware of the legal framework in which they operate - particularly the judge-made legal framework which changes with each important new case that is decided. We will summarize and analyze the most interesting recent American, Canadian, and other Commonwealth cases in regulatory law, pulling together themes and highlighting differences between countries including discipline, registration, and human rights issues. We will also give the audience tips for managing and applying those decisions in the regulatory setting. This panel features Marjorie Hickey, Partner, McInnes Cooper; Julie Maciura, Managing Partner, Steinecke Maciura LeBlanc; and James Casey, Partner, Field Law.

The Great Debate - 3 Controversial Enforcement Subjects - Only One Winner Each (Original Broadcast Date: October 20, 2021) Theme: Investigations

All regulators want to protect the public the best way they can. Meeting their mandate requires innovation, adaptation, and at times even creativity. In doing so, regulatory investigators employ a variety of techniques and strategies to get the job done. Some of these efforts can be controversial. This session examines three such controversial approaches and allows for a debate between two enthusiastic and, arguably, opinionated speakers, each trying to outwit, out-class, and win the day over the other. The subjects to be debated are:  Should all investigative interviews be audio recorded? Is it appropriate to commence undercover investigations on regulated professionals? Should regulators consider a “remote only” policy on investigations, considering what we have learned from the pandemic experience? There will be a wrap up discussion with the debaters exploring the three topics in greater depth. Debaters featured: Jeremy Quesnelle, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, College of Naturopaths of Ontario; and Dean Benard, President & CEO, Benard + Associates.

Professional Licensing and Online Ratings: Lessons Learned from Regulatory Leaders Around the World (Original Broadcast Date: October 19, 2021) Theme: Technology and Testing

The popularity of digital platforms has prompted some to argue that occupational licensing models should be updated to reflect this emerging trend. The European Commission and the American Federal Trade Commission have also praised online mechanisms for generating valuable information, while reducing market failures and consumer risks. Recent studies go further and suggest that online reviews and ratings may even be a “de facto substitute for” professional licensing bodies. Although rating mechanisms may play an important role in regulating professions, they have to be viewed with caution. This presentation discusses how leaders of occupational licensing bodies in Canada, Europe, the United States, and Australia have considered how online consumer review platforms might be one way to address some shortcomings of occupational licensing and how today’s regulatory leaders could consider their use. It will also consider the concerns that online ratings platforms are unreliable. This panel features Cathi Mietkiewicz, Lawyer, Mietkiewicz Law; Kym Ayscough, Executive Director, Regulatory Operations, Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA); and Marc Spector, Deputy Registrar, Home Construction Regulatory Authority.

Preventing Risks to the Public Before They Happen: Practical Tools for Risk-Based Regulators (Original Broadcast Date: October 14, 2021) Theme: Hot Topics

The popularity of digital platforms has prompted some to argue that occupational licensing models should be updated to reflect this emerging trend. The European Commission and the American Federal Trade Commission have also praised online mechanisms for generating valuable information, while reducing market failures and consumer risks. Recent studies go further and suggest that online reviews and ratings may even be a “de facto substitute for” professional licensing bodies. Although rating mechanisms may play an important role in regulating professions, they have to be viewed with caution. This presentation discusses how leaders of occupational licensing bodies in Canada, Europe, the United States, and Australia have considered how online consumer review platforms might be one way to address some shortcomings of occupational licensing and how today’s regulatory leaders could consider their use. It will also consider the concerns that online ratings platforms are unreliable. This panel features Cathi Mietkiewicz, Lawyer, Mietkiewicz Law; Kym Ayscough, Executive Director, Regulatory Operations, Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA); and Marc Spector, Deputy Registrar, Home Construction Regulatory Authority.

CNAR 2020 Video Rentals

Assessing Competency of a Diverse and International Workforce (Original Broadcast Date: October 13, 2021) Theme: Diversity and Inclusion

According to Health Canada only 40% of people with international health credentials are employed in their field of study; yet, in 2020 some 40,000 healthcare jobs in Canada remained unfilled. We are aware that Canada’s immigration policy focusses on attracting skilled newcomers to Canada, but what structures are in place to help skilled professionals with diverse backgrounds, knowledge, and experience successfully navigate the path to licensure? Practice Assessment of Competence at Entry (PACE) is a new approach to assess the entry-to-practice competence for pharmacist candidates seeking licensure through the Ontario College of Pharmacists (OCP). The session will uncover lessons learned from a comprehensive evaluation of PACE and how the development and implementation of a three-year project called Pilot Program to Prepare for Practical Training (P4T) by NAPRA addresses some of the gaps identified. Speakers include Andrea Nelson, Project Manager, Pilot Program to Prepare for Practical Training (P4T), National Association of Pharmacy Regulatory Authorities; and Julie Koehne, Registration Lead, PACE & SPT, Ontario College of Pharmacists.

Can a Competency Requirement for Eligibility Save the Election Process? (Original Broadcast Date: October 12, 2021) Theme: Governance

As governance models for regulators change world-wide, pressures have increased on regulators to ensure Councils (Boards) are competent and accountable to the public and to government. This is particularly the case with elected models, where a tension can exist between a representative’s fiduciary duties, public interest mandate, and perceived “accountability to the constituents” who elect them. Short of legislative change, what can regulators do to meet these demands and ensure an accountable, transparent process, as well as the competence of its Board members? This presentation will focus on the Royal College of Dental Surgeon of Ontario’s (RCDSO) experience in establishing a pre-screening process for candidates to be eligible to stand for election to Council. This timely topic is applicable across professions and jurisdictions as regulators face the challenge of adapting to governance changes, while working within an existing governance/election structure. Speakers include: Dayna Simon, Senior Counsel, Professional Conduct and Regulatory Affairs, Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario; and Daniel Faulkner, Registrar & CEO, Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario.