September 26, 2007

The IAPP Launches New Canadian Education Advisory Board

Canadian Privacy Experts will Advise the IAPP on Programming for new Annual Canadian Conference

YORK, Maine -- September 26, 2007 — The International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) is pleased to announce the appointment of 16 Canadian privacy pros who will comprise the new Canadian Education Advisory Board.
As the world's largest association serving privacy professionals, the IAPP will hold its first annual privacy conference next year in Canada. The newly appointed experts will work closely with the IAPP to identify the emerging privacy issues in Canada across industry sectors.
"We are pleased to announce the appointment of these highly committed and qualified Canadian privacy pros, who will greatly assist us in our ongoing commitment to serving our members in Canada," said IAPP Board President Kirk M. Herath, CIPP/G, Associate Vice President, Chief Privacy Officer, Associate General Counsel, Nationwide Insurance Companies. "The Canadian Education Advisory Board further demonstrates the IAPP's commitment to offering the best in global privacy education, networking and certification to our members."
The 16-member Canadian Education Advisory Board is comprised of privacy pros representing government, financial, consultants, healthcare, privacy and telecom services. The creation of the Canadian Education Advisory Board follows the IAPP's launch of the Certified Information Privacy Professional/Canada certification credential, which the IAPP began offering to privacy pros in June 2006.
IAPP Executive Director J. Trevor Hughes, CIPP, today announced the appointment of these IAPP members to serve on the inaugural Canadian Education Advisory Board:

  • Antoine Aylwin, Lawyer, Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
  • Abigail Carter, Privacy Officer, University Health Network
  • Dr. Ann Cavoukian, Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario
  • Yim Chan, Global Privacy Executive, Chief Privacy Officer, IBM Canada Ltd.
  • Nicholas Cheung, CIPP/C, Principal, The Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants
  • David Dunn, Senior Manager, Risk Advisory Services, Ernst & Young
  • Robin Gould-Soil, Corporate Privacy Officer, TD Bank Financial Group
  • Jeff Green, Chief Privacy Officer, RBC Financial Group
  • Gail Guimont, Compliance Director, Telus
  • Karina Guy, Partner and National Privacy Leader, Deloitte & Touche LLP
  • Lorne MacDougall, Legal Counsel, Assistant Chief Privacy Officer and Assistant Corporate Secretary, Holt Renfrew
  • Drew McArthur, Vice President, Corporate Affairs and Compliance Officer, Telus
  • Terry McQuay, CIPP, CIPP/C, President, Nymity
  • Therese Reilly, Senior Manager, Privacy, Scotiabank
  • Charmaine Shaw, Privacy Officer, LHIN 4DI-r Project and Chief Privacy Officer, LHIN 4
  • Donald E. Sheehy, CA-CISA, CIPP/C,  Associate Partner, Deloitte & Touche LLP

The Canadian Education Advisory Board's first mission will be to help the IAPP program the new IAPP Canadian Privacy Summit in May 2008. Registration for this event will open in mid-February.
The Canadian Education Advisory Board is one of a number of opportunities for IAPP members to serve in leadership positions. Other leadership opportunities include the Education Advisory Board; the Advisor Advisory Board; INSIDE 1to1: Privacy Advisory Board; IAPP Certification Advisory Boards for the foundational information privacy course (CIPP); U.S. government (CIPP/G); and Canadian privacy (CIPP/C); and the IAPP Board of Directors.


The International Association of Privacy Professionals is the world's largest association of privacy professionals with more than 4,000 members in 32 countries. The IAPP helps to define and support the privacy profession through networking, education and certification. More information about the IAPP is available at