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August 2022

Most Payment Services Providers are now considered MSBs! Have you registered with FINTRAC yet?

August 3 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

On April 27, 2022, new regulations were introduced by the Department of Finance enacting requirements specifically targeted towards Payment Services Providers (PSP) and crowdfunding platforms.  FINTRAC has recently sent a follow-up notice on July 21, 2022, related to the fact that there is an expectation that ALL PSPs, with very few exceptions, register with FINTRAC. The notice can be found here: link The intent of FINTRAC’s notice is to most likely capture entities that would be covered under the changes…

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June 2022

Best Practices/Insights for Dealers in Virtual Currencies

June 23 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Online
$25

Most Dealers in Virtual Currencies (DiVC) in Canada now have had a full year’s experience under the Proceeds of Crime, Money Laundering, and Terrorist Finance Act and associated regulations (PCMLTFA/R). At that time, DiVCs had to navigate this new world as administered by FINTRAC. Sometimes on their own, with the assistance of others, and most likely some seasoned veterans within the AML/CTF community in Canada. As we embark on the second year, new insights will surely be gleaned as more…

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2022 CMSBA Canada Spring Training Session

June 1 - June 2
Online
$300

The Canadian MSB Association Spring Training is back! The CMSBA Spring Training will take place over two half days and will give you a chance to learn and find out what is new in the industry while learning new subjects that will help your business from the comfort of your home! You will also be able to network with your peers online.  CMSBA Members qualify for a 20% discount. Log in to the member area to receive the discount code.…

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January 2022

AML 2.0 – A New Way to Look at Money Laundering (ML)

January 13 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Online
$27.54

This in-depth look at basic money laundering will provide participants with a new perspective of money laundering that builds on the dated three stages of the money laundering model. Different crimes generate proceeds which are managed by criminals and launderers in a multitude of ways. Understanding the predicate crimes, sources of criminal proceeds and terminology will allow MSB owners and operators to improve their transaction monitoring and reporting programs whether face to face or through automated means. Linking this updated…

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September 2021

Real-world LVCTR Training and discussion

2021-09-30 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Online
Free

In this session you will be learning about how Bitbuy, the sponsor for this event, has implemented the LVCTR requirement for DiVC. Joseph Iuso, Bitbuy’s CAMLO, and our very own Executive Director will lead the session and will be accompanied by industry experts Amber Scott & Rodney MacIness of Outlier Solutions, Giles Dixon from Grant Thornton, and Marcelle Dadoun from the AML shop. This will be an interactive learning session with lots of discussion about new items that are now…

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July 2021

LVCTR, EFT changes, Travel Rule – Oh my where to begin!

2021-07-15 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Online

June 1, 2021, has come and gone and while many of the RE's and MSBS have felt the relief for implementing changes by Dec1, 2021, it doesn’t mean that they should be resting on our laurels. In this session, we will be discussing the coming into force for the LVCTR, EFT changes, and Travel Rule, the expectations, and other related matters so you can get it done! We will also be having an interactive panel with some of the top…

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June 2021

2021 CMSBA Canada Spring Training Session

2021-06-07 @ 1:00 pm - 2021-06-08 @ 5:00 pm
Online
$266.23

The Canadian MSB Association Spring Training Session is back! The spring training session will take place over two half days and will give you a chance to learn and find out what is new in the industry while learning new subjects that will help your business from the comfort of your home! Our platform will also provide you a chance to network with your peers online.  Register here!

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February 2021

STR for dummies: How to do it effectively and efficiently

2021-02-25 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Online
25$

Note: Ever wonder how to effectively write a Suspicious Transaction Report (STR) to FINTRAC? What catches their eyes? How to ensure greater success in your STR getting read and actioned? What makes a bad STR and usually just gets filed? Well, Dwayne King from Grant Thorton will be answering these and many other questions in relation to putting together a great-looking STR that has value and meaning at the other end. You don't want to miss this session as Dwayne…

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January 2021

WEBINAR: Detecting and Countering Dark Web Money Laundering Risks

2021-01-27 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

https://goto.webcasts.com/starthere.jsp?ei=1416512&tp_key=d156d95ea2&sti=cmsba Law enforcement agencies around the world are stepping up their efforts to take action against buyers and sellers of illicit drugs, false identification and other illegal activities on dark web global marketplaces. Most recently, 179 people across 6 countries were arrested from the takedown of the seized Wall Street Market. There also have been a number of dark web-related arrests in Canada, including the arrest of a vendor known as “Mr. Hotsauce” who brazenly offered to sell a variety…

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December 2020

2020 CMSBA Canada Fall Conference (Our dates have changed for the Canadian MSB Association Fall Conference!)

2020-12-01 @ 1:00 pm - 2020-12-02 @ 5:00 pm
Online
$275 – $400

Link: https://fallconference-online.eventbrite.ca NOTE: CMSBA Members, please sign into the CMSBA website (canadianmsb.org) to get your code for $100 off the general ticket price.  The Canadian MSB Association Fall Conference is back! For the first time ever, this year it will be online! The conference will take place over two half days and will give you a chance to learn and find out what is new in the industry, while learning new subjects that will help your business from the comfort…

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November 2020

NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING OF MEMBERS OF CANADIAN MSB ASSOCIATION

2020-11-26 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Online
Free

link: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/annual-meeting-of-members-of-canadian-msb-association-tickets-126135603987

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May 2020

Spring Training Session on May 28, 2020 / Joignez-vous à nous lors de la séance de formation du printemps, le 28 mai 2020

2020-05-28 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Link: https://canadianmsb.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=5094f9ca0eeb9c531bd97693d&id=9419a9820e&e=0258e10ffb

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March 2020

2020 CMSBA Spring Training – Montreal

2020-03-30 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm

Description: It’s that time of year again! It’s the Spring Training Session in Montreal. Come to a half-day training session, network with your peers, and find out what is new in the industry while learning new subjects that and help your business! Agenda topics will be provided soon: The Canadian MSB Association would like to thank Grant Thornton for sponsoring these training sessions.  

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November 2019

Canadian MSB Fall Conference and FINTRAC workshops – Toronto

2019-11-21 - 2019-11-22

Description: This year we are excited to announce that this event will take place over 2 days and FINTRAC will be hosting 2 (two) half (1/2) day workshops on the first day, November 21, 2019. The first half of the morning session will be focused on the new entrants into the MSB community, namely, Dealers in Virtual Currency. The second half or afternoon session will be focused on the traditional MSB community. These sessions will provide all members with education,…

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June 2019

Preventing human trafficking: Global Issue, calling Barrie

2019-06-11 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am

http://link.grantthornton.ca/m/1/42317328/02-t19136-b95c5ddce2ac42d5a69f7bdfab780833/1/1/1

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May 2019

Spring training sessions on May 24th as per the links below. – Toronto Eventbrite Tickets

2019-05-24 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Toronto Eventbrite Tickets

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Spring training sessions on May 10th as per the links below. – Montreal Eventbrite Tickets

2019-05-10 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Montreal Eventbrite Tickets

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Spring training sessions on May 3rd per the links below – Vancouver Eventbrite Tickets

2019-05-03 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Vancouver Eventbrite Tickets

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November 2018

Annual Fall Conference and AGM

2018-11-07 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

This full day training event will feature presentations by FINTRAC, The Canadian Payments Association and high value AML educational pieces. All MSBs and related industries are encouraged to attend. Click here

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Notice of annual meeting of members of canadian msb association

2018-11-07 @ 7:30 am - 5:00 pm

NOTICE is hereby given that an annual meeting the members of CANADIAN MSB ASSOCIATION (the “Corporation”) will be held at Toronto Public Library – Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge Street, Appel Salon (Second Floor), Toronto, Ontario, on the 7th  day of November, 2018, at the hour of 8:00 a.m. (Toronto time) for the purpose of considering: Receive the annual financial statements of the Corporation for the financial year ended December 31, 2017; Elect directors; Dispense with auditor/Public accountant; and Transacting…

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September 2018

OSC Announces Roundtable on Derivatives Registration and Business Conduct Rules

2018-09-20 @ 9:00 am - 2018-09-30 @ 12:00 pm

TORONTO –The Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) today announced that it will hold a roundtable to discuss stakeholder input on the CSA notices Proposed National Instrument 93-102 Derivatives: Registration and Proposed Companion Policy 93-102 Derivatives: Registration and Proposed National Instrument 93-101 Derivatives: Business Conduct and Proposed Companion Policy 93-101 CP Derivatives: Business Conduct. The roundtable will take place on September 20, 2018, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at The Globe and Mail Centre, located at 351 King Street East in…

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May 2018

Time is running out to get your tickets for the CMSBA Spring Training!

2018-05-01 - 2018-05-16

It’s that time of year again, it’s the Spring Training Session and this year it is taking place in Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver. Here is your chance to save $75 now on a regular priced ticket - don't delay, tickets for these events are going to go fast! Come to a training session, and network with your peers, find out what is new in the industry and learn new subjects that and help your business! Here is a list of…

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October 2017

Time is running out to save money at the CMSBA Fall Conference!

2017-10-18 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

The CMSBA Fall Conference is coming! Your time to save money is running out! Book before mid on Friday night to save $100 on your ticket to the CMSBA Fall Conference in Toronto on October 18, 2017. This is the definitive industry event and there will be interesting topics covered, as well as a chance for individuals to showcase their companies. Take advantage of this chance to save. There are going to be some great topics covered including: Non Face…

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2017-10-17 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Don’t miss this great event
 Topics will Include;
 Fintrac review of new legislation
 How to sell more forward contracts
 How to look good on cold calls

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June 2016

CMSBA SPRING TRAINING EVENT-MONTREAL – 30 June 2016

2016-06-30

Venue Details Concordia Universty J.A De Seve Cinema Room Montreal, QC H3G 1M8 Program Details   8:00 AM – 8:30 AM Registration/Breakfast   8:30 AM – 8:40 AM MSB Opening   8:40 AM – 9:10 AM FINTRAC Reporting and Examination Feedback - FINTRAC - Angelo Coppola   9:10 AM – 9:40 AM Agent Agreements : What You Need to Know - Outlier Solutions, Miller Thomson - Amber Scott and Susan Han   9:40 AM - 10:10 AM Implementation of Risk Based Assessments Based on…

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April 2016

2016 CMSBA Spring Training – Toronto

2016-04-27 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

This year's action packed sessions will include: Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada (FINTRAC) Update. Terrorism:  Trends, Typologies and What MSBs Should be Looking For Now… More Money, More Problems: MSBs and Foreign Investment In Canadian Real Estate. Navigating the MSB Banking Crisis: How are MSBs banking without the bank? While these training sessions are focused on Canadian money services businesses (MSBs), all are welcome. Tickets are on sale now! Schedule:  What's Happening Time Registration 08am-08:30 Opening Remarks…

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2016 CMSBA Spring Training – Montreal

2016-04-20 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Apr 20, 2016 This year's action packed sessions will include: Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada (FINTRAC) Update. Terrorism: Trends, Typologies and What MSBs Should be Looking For Now… More Money, More Problems: MSBs and Foreign Investment In Canadian Real Estate. Navigating the MSB Banking Crisis: How are MSBs banking without the bank? While these training sessions are focused on Canadian money services businesses (MSBs), all are welcome. Tickets are on sale now! Schedule:   What's Happening Time…

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2016 CMSBA Spring Training – Vancouver

2016-04-13 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

This year's action packed sessions will include: Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada (FINTRAC) Update. Terrorism: Trends, Typologies and What MSBs Should be Looking For Now… More Money, More Problems: MSBs and Foreign Investment In Canadian Real Estate. Navigating the MSB Banking Crisis: How are MSBs banking without the bank? While these training sessions are focused on Canadian money services businesses (MSBs), all are welcome. Tickets are on sale now! Tickets are on sale now at http://www.eventbrite.ca/o/canadian-msb-association-cmsba-8202541661

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October 2015

CMSBA Conference 2015

2015-10-21 @ 7:30 am - 7:30 pm

Oct 21, 2015 Join us for the CMSBA 3rd Annual Conference on October 21st, 2015. SPONSORED BY: LOCATION: The Bram & Bluma Appel Salon 789 Yonge Street, Toronto For directions, check out a map of the facility!       SCHEDULE:   Time Speaker Topic 07:30-8:30 Breakfast sponsored by Afex 08:30-08:40 Opening Remarks: Joseph Iuso, President, CMSBA 08:40-9:25 Lisa Wallace (FINTRAC) FINTRAC Update 9:25-9:30 Vendor Spotlight Inkas 9:30-10:15 Jennifer Fiddian-Green (Grant Thornton) Grant Thornton Compliance Survey Results & Risk Assessment Deep…

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