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IAPP Canada Privacy Symposium

Senior Policy Advisor, Jennifer Rees-Jones will be appearing on a panel about smart cities as part of IAPP’s “Women Leading Privacy” program.

For more information and to register, visit IAPP.


Ontario Connections 2019

Assistant Commissioners, David Goodis and Sherry Liang will be appearing, as well as Director of Policy, Renee Barrette and Senior Policy Advisor, Jennifer Rees-Jones.

For more information and to register, visit PSIMCC.


Reaching Out to Ontario – Waterloo

This free morning event will feature updates on access and privacy issues facing the province’s child and family services, health and public service sectors.

Date:                   Friday, May 31, 2019

Location:            Wilfrid Laurier University

75 University Avenue

Room N1001, Science Building (corner of Bricker Avenue and King Street N)




8:00                       Registration

9:00                       Welcome by Shereen Rowe, General Counsel and Privacy Officer of Wilfrid Laurier University

 Opening remarks by Ron Gagnon, President and CEO of Grand River Hospital

9:05                       Welcome by Brian Beamish, Commissioner

Key Developments in Access to Information and Privacy

Presentation by Brian Beamish, Commissioner, and David Goodis, Assistant Commissioner Policy & Corporate Services

This session will explore key issues related to access to information and open government, recent decisions, and access and privacy implications of recent changes to legislation.

Q and A to follow.

10:10                    Networking break

10:30                    Concurrent presentations and QA sessions

Session A:           Latest Developments in Protecting Personal Health Information

Presentation by Manuela Di Re, Director of Legal and General Counsel and Suzanne Brocklehurst, Registrar

This session will provide an update on health privacy and explore mandatory breach reporting and other matters under Ontario’s health privacy law.

Q and A to follow.

Session B:           Responsibilities under Part X of the Child, Youth and Family Services Act

Presentation by Brian Beamish, Commissioner and Emily Harris-McLeod, Senior Policy Advisor

This session will explain the responsibilities of the child and family services sector, including children’s aid societies under Part X of the Child, Youth, and Family Services Act when it takes effect on January 1, 2020.

Q and A to follow.

 11:45                    Event ends


While this is a free event, we ask that you RSVP to and let us know which panel session you would like to attend.



IPC Webinar: Access, Privacy and the Child, Youth and Family Services Act

What does Part X mean for you? Tune in to our webinar to find out.

This new section of the Child, Youth and Family Services Act comes into effect on January 1, 2020. It establishes new access and privacy rules for personal information in the child, youth and family services sector.

In this free introductory webinar, you’ll learn about privacy and access rights and the requirements for service providers. After the presentation, take part in a question and answer session with Commissioner Brian Beamish and experts from the IPC.

Date:   Thursday, June 6, 2019
Time:   11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Sign up now, registrations are limited.


Northern Ontario Connections 2019

Commissioner Brian Beamish will be delivering a keynote presentation on the latest news from the IPC and Director of Policy, Renee Barrette, will be speaking about the various resources, guidance, and other tools available from the IPC.

For more information and to register, visit PSIMCC.