Building an Ethical Workplace

We are pleased to announce our newest PD event courtesy of the Joint Career Development Program, coming to Ottawa and the virtual stage on February 16, 2023. Registration is now open!

Ethical dilemmas are part of the job for finance and audit professionals–this seminar will provide you with food for thought and new ways of looking at a handful of the challenging ethical issues you may face in your work.

Experts in ethical frameworks, whistleblowing, fraud, and workplace culture will offer their insights as well as give you new tools for upholding standards and leading ethical workplaces, all through the lens of examples and scenarios familiar to you as a public sector professional.


Globally recognized expert on corporate misconduct, Marc Tassé

Workplace mediator and researcher, Pamela Forward

Recipient of the 2019 Ontario Civil Liberties Award, Kelly Donovan

ACFO-ACAF Labour Relations Advisor, Danielle Lafleur

Psychologist, trainer, keynote speaker, and consultant, Christopher Bauer

A complete list of our speaker bios can be found here.


08:30 – 10:00Networking breakfast (in-person only)
10:00 – 10:15Opening remarks
10:15 – 11:15Where Does Fraud Come From? (Marc Tassé)
11:15 – 11:30Break
11:30 – 12:30Panel: Destigmatizing Whistleblowing (Kelly Donovan and Pamela Forward, moderated by Joe Boughner)
12:30 – 13:30Lunch
13:30 – 14:30Ethics and the Public Service Professional (Danielle Lafleur)
14:30 – 14:45Break
14:45 – 15:45Creating a Culture of Ethics, Compliance and Accountability (Christopher Bauer)

All times ET

The event will take place from 10 am – 4 pm ET at the Shaw Centre and online.

Note: While this workshop has been developed with the new CPA ethics requirement in mind, and all participants will receive a certificate of attendance, each provincial chapter has its own rules when it comes to recognizing PD. We encourage members to verify on a case-by-case basis that ACFO-ACAF courses and events meet their provincial requirements.

Networking Breakfast (8:30 am – 10 am ET, in person only)

In-person attendees for both events are invited to join us starting at 8:30 am for a light continental breakfast and networking session. Come meet your fellow accountants, auditors, and financial professionals over a hot cup of coffee as you prepare for an exciting day of professional development.


Registration for the Building an Ethical Workplace Seminar here:

The seminar will be offered free of charge to ACFO-ACAF members.

If you have any questions, please contact

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