The Conference Board of Canada

Council for Chief Privacy Officers

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The privacy landscape in Canada is changing.

Privacy regulations are trying to catch up to technology, and consumers are paying more attention to how data are collected and used. What is your organization doing to build and maintain a robust privacy framework?

The Council for Chief Privacy Officers (CCPO) is a community of senior leaders focused on privacy’s role in business.

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Who should join?

Chief executives who oversee their organization’s privacy program, policy development, and regulatory compliance. Members are keen to learn from their peers and actively contribute to discussions.

Key objectives

  • Bring together leaders and peers in an environment that’s safe and conducive to collaborative dialogue
  • Explore emerging trends in the Canadian privacy landscape and their impacts on business
  • Share tools, best practices, and innovations for effectively implementing privacy programs

Benefits of membership


Build relationships with industry thought-leaders and senior executives from across Canada.


Showcase your work and expertise; suggest speakers and themes that matter to you and your organization.

Learn and teach

See how other experts are handling the same challenges you face, and share some of your best practices.


Connect the dots between privacy and business strategy and show how commitment to privacy is a competitive advantage.

Current members

  • ADP Canada
  • ATB Financial
  • Bank of Canada
  • CAA National Office
  • Canada Post Corporation
  • Canada Revenue Agency
  • Canadian Bankers Association
  • Canadian Broadcasting Corporation/Radio-Canada
  • Canadian Western Bank
  • Concentra Bank
  • Deloitte LLP
  • Desjardins Group
  • Enbridge Inc.
  • Foresters Financial
  • Fountain Tire Ltd.
  • Great-West Life/Canada Life/London Life
  • H&R Block Canada Inc.
  • Loblaw Companies Limited
  • OMERS Administration Corporation
  • Ontario Teachers Insurance Plan
  • Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan
  • OPTrust
  • Shaw Communications Inc.
  • Sprucegrove Investment Management LTD.
  • Symcor Inc.
  • The Co-operators Group Limited
  • The Conference Board of 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.

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Member activity

Next session

February 15–16, 2022

Theme: TBC

  • TBC

April 26–27, 2022

Theme: TBC

  • TBC

Previous sessions

October 25-26, 2021

Theme: Privacy in the Workplace

  • Juliette Powell, Data Scientist & Futurist

May 10, 2021

Theme: The evolving privacy and regulatory landscape and its impacts on business

  • Imran Ahmad, Head of Technology & Innovation, Co-Chair Data Protection, Privacy & Cybersecurity, Norton Rose Fulbright

May 3, 2021

Theme: Top risks for 2021 and the impact on the privacy landscape

  • Manisha Shah, Managing Director – Security & Privacy, Protivity
  • Éloïse Gratton, Partner and National Co-Leader, Privacy & Data Protection Practice Group, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Roobi Alam, Associate Partner, Canadian Privacy Practice Lead, EY

March 8–9, 2021

Theme: Privacy in 2021–Trends, impacts and considerations

  • Kim Beatty, Vice President, Head of Privacy, OMERS Administration Cooperation
  • Claudia Fuchs, Chief Privacy Officer, CWB Financial Group
  • Stephanie Rich, Interim Chief Privacy Officer, Loblaw Companies Ltd.
  • Rebecca Ma, Assistant Vice-President, Corporate Privacy, Canada Life
  • Pamela Snively, Chief Data & Trust Officer, TELUS Communications
  • Alexia Walter, Director, Intellectual Property and Privacy Officer, Shaw Communications Inc.

Recent themes

  • Privacy in the Workplace
  • The evolving privacy and regulatory landscape and its impacts on business
  • Privacy in 2021: Trends, impacts, considerations
  • Top risks for 2021 & the impact on the privacy landscape
  • The intersections between health and safety and privacy

Recent releases and events

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Cyber and Privacy Review 2021: How the Pandemic Changed Our Tech Use

The COVID-19 pandemic brought about rapid changes to the workplace. Leadership needed to be agile in responding to remote work and new security challenges, both on and offline. With many more people working remotely during the pandemic, organizations suddenly faced cybersecurity challenges and privacy concerns associated with a decentralized workforce and rapid technology adoption.

Impact paper  |  17-min read
December 7, 2021

Innovation Report Card 2021

Innovation is important, but Canada continues to exhibit relatively weak innovation performance. Volatile resource prices, changing demographics, and increasing economic protectionism are exposing Canada’s business innovation weakness and generating pressure to become more innovative in the coming years.

Online experience  |  11-min read
June 28, 2021

Tech Checkup: Strategic Risk and Emergency Management

COVID-19 fundamentally changed how businesses operate. And with new operations comes new technological risks—especially for a remote workforce. How are organizations switching up their strategic roles in light of the pandemic? To find out, The Conference Board of Canada surveyed 97 risk and emergency management leaders and practitioners. This is what we learned.

Online experience  |  8-min read
May 11, 2021

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