From Regulations to Solutions

Development Partners

Verney Conference Management would like to thank the following organizations for their support and invaluable insight in the development of the CPO Roundtable.

Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada

The Privacy Commissioner of Canada, Jennifer Stoddart, is an Officer of Parliament who reports directly to the House of Commons and the Senate. In addition to the Privacy Commissioner, the Office has two Assistant Privacy Commissioners, Heather Black and Raymond D'Aoust. The Office also has an External Advisory Committee.

The Commissioner is an advocate for the privacy rights of Canadians. Her powers include:

  • investigating complaints and conducting audits under two federal laws;
  • publishing information about personal information-handling practices in the public and private sector;
  • conducting research into privacy issues;
  • and promoting awareness and understanding of privacy issues by the Canadian public.

The Commissioner works independently from any other part of the government to investigate complaints from individuals with respect to the federal public sector and the private sector.

The Canadian Association of Professional Access and Privacy Administrators (CAPAPA)

CAPAPA is a unique association that is dedicated to the ongoing professional development, education and expanded expertise of individuals who work in the information access and protection of privacy field. CAPAPA was incorporated under the Alberta Societies Act in June 2002.

CAPAPA has been created in response to the growing demand for information access and protection of privacy (IAPP) professionals in the private and public sectors. The Faculty of Extension of the University of Alberta has played a key role in helping to facilitate the creation of this professional association.

Canadian Marketing Association

The Canadian Marketing Association (CMA) is the largest marketing association in Canada representing the integration and convergence of all marketing disciplines, channels and technologies.

CMA's 800 corporate members include Canada's major financial institutions, insurance companies, publishers, retailers, charitable organizations, agencies, relationship marketers and those involved in e-business and Internet marketing.

Human Resource Professionals Association of Ontario

The Human Resources Professionals Association of Ontario (HRPAO) shapes organizational excellence by empowering human resources professionals to connect effective people management with business success.

As the premier HR association in Canada, HRPAO is internationally recognized and sought out for its knowledge, innovation and leadership. With over 16,000 members in 28 chapters in Ontario, and other locations around the world, HRPAO connects its membership to an unmatched range of HR information resources, events, professional development, and networking opportunities