Joan Dunlop, Director, Cenera
Joan spent several years as an analyst and resource in the administration of the Alberta Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (FOIP) Act which inspired her interest in the world of privacy and information management. As part of a team of Privacy and Information Management experts at Cenera, Joan works in a dynamic project environment, developing policy and procedure; and designing and delivering Privacy and Access Training in Alberta, Saskatchewan, British Columbia, the Yukon, and in multiple private sector and health jurisdictions public bodies; and conducting Privacy Gaps Assessments, Privacy Impact Assessments, and Privacy and Security Investigations. Since joining Cenera, relying on her legal education, and privacy training and experience, as an independent third party, Joan has been conducting workplace investigations in various industries throughout Western Canada.
Rick Klumpenhouwer, Partner, Cenera
Rick has been an information manager and expert for over 30 years. He has broad experience in the development and implementation of privacy and security compliance initiatives. He has particular experience and knowledge of provincial and federal privacy legislation and its application in the health sector. Rick is a skilled investigator and evaluator and has completed both breach and workplace investigations over his consulting career. He has served as an expert witness in information security a recent landmark civil action. Rick’s passion for strategic information management, a strong academic background, combined with a practical approach, makes Rick a highly capable advisor for those seeking to integrate compliance with real-world management.
David Chevrier, Senior Predictive Analytics Specialist, ISM Canada
David Chevrier, P.Eng., has been working at the confluence of data, privacy, and advanced analytics for over a decade. In his work with ISM Canada, David has a direct role in the complete data handling life cycle by providing support, oversight, and execution across many projects spanning a multitude of industries. David brings his passion for continuous improvement as well as his thought leadership in emerging areas such as artificial intelligence and cognitive computing. David’s combination of broad experience coupled with his deep expertise in analysis enables him to occupy a unique position at the table: he can provide both the detailed knowledge necessary to collaborate with other specialists as well as enough perspective to help surface underlying assumptions and identify far-reaching implications.
Kerry Cibart, Chief Privacy Officer and Director of Compliance, ISM Canada
Kerry Cibart is Chief Privacy Officer and Director of Compliance at ISM Canada where she has worked for over 35 years. She is accountable for ISM’s privacy program; identifying privacy obligations and risks related to key service offerings. She defines programs, providing guidance in the area of privacy and data protection to meet requirements of location privacy legislation while supporting the company’s business objectives. Her role has evolved from computer programmer in the 80’s, project manager in the 90’s to risk management related roles over the past 15+ years. Senior leadership roles have given Kerry the opportunity to manage teams and engage people on all levels towards achieving common corporate goals. Kerry proactively manages risks, anticipating changes in evolving regulatory requirements and integrates a strategy for overall compliance management. With her extensive subject-matter expertise, she incorporates customer contractual requirements into security and privacy policies, ensuring an integrated end-to-end approach to managing compliance. Kerry graduated in 1987 from the University of Regina with a Bachelor of Administration degree and a Certificate of Computer Science. She is currently pursuing a Certified Information Privacy Professional designation through the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) and is a member of the Conference Board of Canada’s Chief Privacy Officer Council. Kerry is an active volunteer in the community and has served on a number of non-profit boards. She is a single mom to a 26 year old daughter working on a master’s degree at Simon Fraser University , plays mandolin and loves to hang out with her two rescue dogs in her spare time.
Anita Ehman, Dispute Resolution Office, Ministry of Justice
Anita Ehman has been a contract mediator with The Dispute Resolution Office (DRO) since July 2016. She has been working in the mediation field since 1992, and mediating since 2001. Anita is actively involved in the presentation and delivery of training programs including Respectful Workplace, Resolving Conflict Constructively and Introduction to Mediation, along with other customized trainings and facilitations. Anita has a Bachelor of Administration, and has been a Chartered Mediator since 2005. Her dispute resolution training has been through the Dispute Resolution Office, Canadian Dispute Resolution Corporation, and CDR Associates. She holds a membership in Conflict Resolution Saskatchewan Inc, ADR Institute of Saskatchewan Inc. and ADR Institute of Canada. She is also a member of the Saskatchewan Regional Chartered Mediator Assessment Committee.
Tracy Ford, Dispute Resolution Office, Ministry of Justice
Tracy Ford is a Dispute Resolution Consultant with the Ministry of Justice. Tracy’s academic work led her to degrees at the University of British Columbia and University of Regina. Her employment history has provided opportunities to work in a variety of settings such as schools, closed custody facilities, social services agencies as well as several non profit organizations. Through out her career she has been interested in conflict management and resolution enhancing her skills through the Advance Certificate Program at Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology (Saskatchewan Polytechnic). Since joining The Dispute Resolution team, Tracy has provided conflict resolution services in a wide range of forums: workplaces, families and the civil program. The types of services range from small to large group facilitations, workplace and family mediations, delivering workshops and presentations, third party civil mediations and collaborative problem solving with union/management joint initiatives.
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Robert J. Affleck, Partner, McKercher LLP
Robert (Bob) is a partner in the Saskatoon office of McKercher LLP where he focuses on civil and commercial litigation, advising commercial clients on protecting their reputation and brand in the context of social media, and global communications. Bob was born and raised in Morden, Manitoba, before travelling east to attend university in Kingston, Ontario. In 2003, Bob earned a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in English Literature from Queen’s University, and continued to be employed by Queen’s until entering Law School at the University of Saskatchewan. Bob graduated with distinction from the University of Saskatchewan, College of Law as well as started articling with McKercher in 2011. Bob was shortly after called to the Bar and became an associate at McKercher in 2012, followed by joining the partnership in 2019.
Lynn Barr-Telford, Director General, Health, Justice and Special Surveys Branch, Statistics Canada
Lynn Barr-Telford is the Director General responsible for the Health, Justice and Special Surveys Branch (HJSSB) at Statistics Canada. The HJSSB provides accurate, timely and relevant information to health and justice decision-makers at all levels of government, to non-governmental organizations, to researchers and to the Canadian public. The HJSSB portfolio includes such large survey and administrative programs as the Canadian Community Health Survey, the Canadian Health Measures Survey, the Vital Statistics program, and the Canadian Cancer Registry. Lynn holds a Masters Degree from Carleton University and has been with Statistics Canada for over 25 years. She has extensive experience in social statistics program management at the executive level.
Angie Bear, Manager, Family Information Liaison Unit (FILU), Government of Saskatchewan
Angie Bear is the current Manager of the Family Information Liaison Unit (FILU) in the Ministry of Justice and Attorney General. The FILU was established as a contact point for families during the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, to assist them in navigating the various systems and agencies to obtain information in a trauma-informed and culturally-safe way, and to connect them with services. Angie is a former student of the Management Studies Program at the Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technologies, has training certificates in a variety of human services disciplines, and has worked on the front lines in the human services field. She has previously been employed at Pine Grove Correctional Centre as a Cultural Advisor and as a Cultural Coordinator, and at the Prince Albert Co-operative Health Centre as a Counsellor for the Iskwew Program, and the Prince Albert Grand Council as a Family Violence Counsellor, where she worked with women from many communities and from Pine Grove and provided family violence presentations to schools and organizations. Angie has also served communities as a volunteer, member, and President of committees and Boards of Directors of various organizations. She resides on Muskoday First Nation with her husband of 31 years. They have four adult children and nine grandchildren.
Fuad Iddrisu, Executive Director and Chief Information Security Officer, Government of Saskatchewan
Fuad Iddrisu is the Executive Director and Chief Information Security Officer for the Government of Saskatchewan. He studied Electronic Systems Engineering during his undergraduate program from the University of Regina and later obtained his masters in Information Systems Security Management from Concordia University College of Alberta. Fuad is a CISSP, CISM, and CISA. He also has over 12 years’ of information security experience and an extensive background in security strategy development, risk management, audit and compliance programs and security policy development.
Kristél Kriel, MLT Aikins LLP
Kristél has a general corporate commercial practice with a focus on privacy, freedom of information, technology, credit unions and non-profits. She advises public and private organizations on privacy and freedom of information laws, including matters such as interpretation, compliance, policy development, education, and training. She has advised a variety of organizations on privacy issues affecting their customers and workplaces, including in the healthcare context. Kristél has also advised a number of organizations on provincial and federal freedom of information access requests, as well as reviews by the Saskatchewan Information and Privacy Commissioner. Education & Qualifications: Saskatchewan Bar (2013), JD with great distinction (Saskatchewan, 2012), B.Sc. (honours) with first class honours (Alberta, 2009).
Ronald J. Kruzeniski, Q.C., Saskatchewan Information and Privacy Commissioner, Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner
Ron Kruzeniski was admitted to the bar in 1973. He was in private practice in Regina, during which time he was Chief Commissioner of the Human Rights Commission. He has also practiced law in the Ministry of Justice and in 1995 was appointed the Public Guardian and Trustee. Ron has served his community by being Chair of the Regina Separate School Board, Vice Chair of the Regina Public Library Board, Board Member of the Saskatchewan School Trustees Association, and National Vice President of the Canadian Institute for the Blind. He received the Saskatchewan Volunteer Medal for 1998 and was selected as the recipient of the Canadian Bar Association of Saskatchewan for the 2014 Community Service Award.
Rick Lee, Digital Forensics Consultant, SaskTel
Rick Lee is a Forensic Technology Investigator and started his Digital Forensic Training 22 years ago at the Canadian Police College while a member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Rick’s career with the RCMP spanned 25 years including 6 years in Commercial Crime and 2 years starting up the Regina Integrated Technological Crime Unit. Rick is well recognized within the Digital Forensic Community and has been recognized as an Expert Witness in Provincial Court, Court of Queen’s Bench and in Arbitration Hearings in Saskatchewan. Rick continued his career in Digital Forensics after retiring from the RCMP for the past 17 years as a Security Manager at SaskTel, a Provincial Telecommunications Company. Rick conducted computer investigations and lead the CSIRT Team. Rick has moved from Corporate Security to start up the SaskTel: Business Sales and Solutions – Digital Forensics Group in March of 2015.
Stephanie Lolacher, Information Management Archivist and Mikaela Miller, Disposition Management Archivist
Stephanie Lolacher has a Master of Library and Information Studies Degree, specializing in Archival Studies, from McGill University. She has worked with the Provincial Archives of Saskatchewan for 5 years, including over 2 years with Information Management Services. Mikaela Miller has a Bachelor’s Degree in History from the University of Regina. She has worked with the Provincial Archives of Saskatchewan for 3 years, including a year with Information Management Services. Stephanie and Mikaela both enjoy travelling, and the presence of cats.
Colleen Matthews, Senior Crown Counsel, Saskatchewan Ministry of Justice
Colleen Matthews has a Masters degree in Law (LLM) and has been working in the Ministry of Justice for approximately 20 years. She is currently a Senior Crown Counsel in the Legal Services Division where she advises on access, privacy and archives issues. Colleen was also one of three lawyers on the government legal team for the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.
Aaron Orban, Executive Director, Access and Privacy Branch, Government of Saskatchewan
Aaron Orban is the Executive Director of the Access and Privacy Branch, Integrated Justice Services in the Government of Saskatchewan. In this role he also serves as the Chief Privacy Officer for the Ministry of Justice and the Ministry of Corrections and Policing. Aaron holds Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Social Work degrees from the University of Regina. He has worked within the Saskatchewan public service for over 25 years including front line work in corrections with youth and adults, as a Portfolio Officer with the Saskatchewan Information and Privacy Commissioner and as Director of the Health Information, Policy and Legislation unit with the Ministry of Health. Prior to his current position Aaron was an Assistant Ombudsman and Assistant Commissioner with Ombudsman Saskatchewan and helped in the establishment of the Office of the Public Interest Disclosure Commissioner.
Courtenay Phillips, Legal Policy Analyst, Government of Saskatchewan
Courtenay Phillips provides advice on access and privacy issues. She works for the Government of Saskatchewan in the Access and Privacy Branch.
Chantelle Probe, Director of Access Privacy and Risk Management, Government of Saskatchewan
Chantelle has been working in the area of access and privacy with the Government of Saskatchewan, including the Information and Privacy Commissioners Office, since 1998. She received the IAPP professional level designation in 2010 through the University of Alberta.
Tracy Raison, Access and Privacy Officer, Regina Police Service
Tracy Raison has a Bachelor of Administration from the University of Regina and has completed numerous access and privacy training courses. She has over 17 years of combined experience with the City of Regina and Regina Police Service working in the areas of Payroll, Financial Services and Access to Information. Tracy is currently the Access & Privacy Officer for the Regina Police Service where she is responsible for managing all privacy breaches, organizational training and responding to all freedom of information requests.
Cam Swan, Deputy Minister to the Premier and Cabinet Secretary, Government of Saskatchewan
Cam Swan is the Deputy Minister to the Premier and Cabinet Secretary for the Government of Saskatchewan. He has more than 27 years of experience in the public sector, 23 within the Government of Saskatchewan. Most recently, Cam has been the President and CEO of the Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority since May 2017. Previously, he held a number of senior positions in the public service, including Special Advisor to the Deputy Minister to the Premier, Deputy Minister of Environment and Chair of the Public Service Commission. Career highlights include: the delivery of the Saskatchewan Provincial Disaster Assistance Program in a time of record demand, due to back-to-back years of unprecedented flooding; and several positions with Saskatchewan Crop Insurance Corporation including General Manager from 2008 to 2011 during a period of major organizational change. Cam began his career in the public service with the Department of Agriculture in Alberta and has developed extensive experience in organizational change, program delivery, strategic planning and operations management. Cam is originally from Saskatchewan. He grew up on a mixed dairy-beef farm in East Central Saskatchewan. Cam holds a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture and an MBA. His interests include watching sports including football, the Canadian, American and European versions. He supports the Arsenal Gunners, Arizona Cardinals and of course the Saskatchewan Roughriders. Cam enjoys visiting and vacations with family and friends, and spending time with his wife Karen, and his Shih Tzu dog Tashi (or in other words, his real boss).
Ceal Tournier, Director, First Nations' Information Governance Centre (FNIGC)
Ceal Tournier has worked directly in First Nations health and social service delivery at the community level since 1989. Of Mohawk and Cree ancestry, she tries to live the teachings of the Old People to benefit those she serves in her work. In her capacity as the General Manager of Health & Family Services Inc. for the Saskatoon Tribal Council she is well acquainted with the necessity of having current, valid and comprehensive data available for program planning, trend identification, advocacy and lobbying efforts. She is a passionate leader in the development of a First Nations’ Information Management System which will ensure data jurisdiction under the OCA-P principles. She is confident that First Nations governments can realize a workable policy framework which will ensure necessary access by interested parties but that the First Nations at the ground level will be controllers of their own data and information. Ms. Tournier was a member of the national team which implemented ownership, control, access and possession (OCA-P) principles as the culturally appropriate framework for the collection of First Nations data and information. She has repeatedly stated, “Those who control First Nations data will drive and define the research and program agendas into the future”. The ability to track individual and administrative program information to gauge outcomes and measure against Indigenous Indicators is a pressing priority. This has been accelerated by the demand for evidence based decision making and fuels the strategic direction of First Nations. Tournier believes “Data and information sovereignty is acknowledged and protected by the Treaties; and its recognition and respect an obligation of the successor state Canada.” Further, “Data must be viewed and managed as a renewable resource as it will clearly generate wealth in both tangible and intangible ways”. Tournier believes this vision can be a reality if all stakeholders, interested parties and leadership hold to common principles. The first is the fundamental acknowledgment of OCA-P as an overriding policy position grounded in jurisdictional, Treaty and constitutional rights. What needs to follow is the development of, or securing capacity in human resources, the opportunities for training, mentorship and careers in the technology and research fields along with a comprehensive data warehouse mechanism tied to the necessary technological and connectivity resources.