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The CPO is a peer-to-peer network where members come together three times a year to connect with fellow Chief Privacy Officers, hear from experts, share successes and challenges, and gain knowledge of the latest thinking and trends in privacy. Meetings are held in major cities across Canada. 

Upcoming Meetings

October 29-30, 2019
Ottawa, ON
Theme: Privacy Breach Notifications and Reporting

February 11-12, 2020
Toronto, ON
Theme: Defining What Accountability Means – Demonstrating and operationalizing compliance in an increasingly complex regulatory environment

April 22-23, 2020
Vancouver, BC
Theme: Delving into Canada’s Digital Charter – Building a foundation of trust through principles and legal enforcement 

If you would like to participate as a guest in any of our upcoming meetings. Please contact Chantal Pye at for more information.

Past Meeting Themes

  • Data Governance and Data Management
  • Cyber Security and Privacy 
  • Privacy and Ethics
  • Privacy: Global Issues and Impacts
  • Maximizing the Effectiveness of Your Privacy Programs
  • Cloud Computing and Privacy
  • Privacy Programs: Renewal and Readiness
  • Sustaining an Effective Privacy Oriented Culture
  • Privacy and the Monetization of Data
  • Breaches
  • Privacy Policies, CASL and Legislative Updates
  • Big Data and Privacy
  • CASL and Other Privacy Updates
  • Workplace Privacy
  • Preventing, Mitigating and Managing the Insider Threat
  • Leadership and Privacy
  • Building a Culture of Privacy
  • Privacy and Marketing: Finding the Right Balance for Business Growth
  • Social Media and Privacy
  • Security and Privacy - Working Together
  • The Blurring boundary between Personal and Business - Ethical and Privacy Related Challenges


“The Council of Chief Privacy Officers is an excellent forum for keeping abreast of changes in the world of privacy and sourcing best practice tips from a group of peers.”

—HSBC Bank Canada

“Like many compliance professionals, I have limited resources to steer into conferences and training. Therefore, I was initially hesitant about joining the Council of Chief Privacy Officers. However, I have found that I derive great value from my membership. Council meetings always involve high level presenters who are experts in their fields and engaged privacy colleagues battling the challenges similar to those I face in my organization. I walk away from each meeting with new ideas I can immediately implement to strengthen my organization’s privacy compliance program. I had attended numerous privacy conferences prior to joining the Council. Now I am considering whether there is any need for me to attend privacy conferences organized by other organizations.”

—Canadian Western Bank

Contact Us

Chantal Pye

Administrative Coordinator, Economics
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Harry Sharma (use 1146785)

Director, Innovation and Technology
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