Professional Development
Seminar for the Appointed Actuary

Hôtel Bonaventure Montréal, 900 Rue de la Gauchetière O.

Are you an experienced practitioner or aspiring Appointed Actuary?

Join us for the Seminar for the Appointed Actuary in Montréal to gain insight on latest trends, challenges, and opportunities affecting your professional practice.

From networking and an interactive address by leading privacy expert Dr. Ann Cavoukian, to a score of dedicated sessions on IFRS 17, ERM, reinsurance, and more — The AA is the fall seminar you don’t want to miss.



Check out the concurrent sessions and networking opportunities.



Online registration is closed. Arrive on-site early; spaces are limited.


Accommodation and Travel

The CIA room block at the Hôtel Bonaventure is now closed.

Organizing Committee

Members of the following committees/subcommittees serve on the Seminar for the Appointed Actuary's Organizing Committee:

Committee on Continuing Education

Carol Murphy
Houston Cheng

Corporate Life and Health Subcommittee

Carol Murphy (Chair)
Irawati Chen
Brian Fortune
Simon Girard
Ruohan Li
Wendy Wei Sun
Esther Shuo Wang
Xin Qing (Maria) Zou

P&C Insurance Subcommittee

Houston Cheng (Chair)
Jeffrey Baer
Rachel Dutil
Jonathan Frost
Apundeep Singh Lamba
Dane Grand-Maison
Jeffrey Muller
Roufat Raguimov

Keynote Speaker – Dr. Ann Cavoukian

Dr. Ann Cavoukian is recognized as one of the world’s leading privacy experts. Dr. Cavoukian served an unprecedented three terms as the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario. While there, she created Privacy by Design (PbD), a framework that seeks to proactively embed privacy into the design specifications of information technologies, networked infrastructure, and business practices, thereby achieving the strongest protection possible. In 2010, international privacy regulators unanimously passed a resolution recognizing Privacy by Design as an international standard. Since then, PbD has been translated into 40 languages.

She is presently the Distinguished Expert-in-Residence, leading the Privacy by Design Centre of Excellence at Ryerson University. Dr. Cavoukian is also a Senior Fellow of the Ted Rogers Leadership Centre at Ryerson University, and a Faculty Fellow of the Center for Law, Science & Innovation at Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University.

Dr. Cavoukian is the author of two books, The Privacy Payoff: How Successful Businesses Build Customer Trust with Tyler Hamilton and Who Knows: Safeguarding Your Privacy in a Networked World with Don Tapscott. She has received numerous awards recognizing her leadership in privacy, including being named as one of the Top 25 Women of Influence in Canada, named among the Top 10 Women in Data Security and Privacy, named as one of the ‘Power 50’ by Canadian Business, and named as one of the Top 100 Leaders in Identity. She was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal by the Governor General of Canada for her outstanding work on creating Privacy by Design and taking it global (May 2017), named as one of the 50 Most Impactful Smart Cities Leaders (November 2017), named among the Top Women in Tech (December 2017), and most recently, was awarded the Toastmasters District 60 Communication and Leadership Award (April 2018).

General Information

Session Description Updates

As presenters are recruited, they may decide to change the wording of their sessions. For updates, please check the program on the website.

Presentation Material

The CIA does not provide hard copies of presentation materials for sessions. All presentations received will be available on the meeting app and in the Meeting Archives section (log in required) of the website following the event.


All sessions will be recorded and some will have French or English interpretation as appropriate (details will appear in the final program). Please bring your ID as a deposit to pick up an interpretation device if you need one.

Thank you to our speakers

The CIA wishes to thank the speakers of the Seminar for the Appointed Actuary 2019 for the generous contribution of their time and knowledge.

Sponsorship opportunities

To learn more about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Kelly Fry.