President's Message, Winter 2019

Dear members,

The Toronto Chapter is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year.  In 1944, under the leadership of Arthur Child, the Toronto Chapter of the Institute of Internal Auditors was incorporated. Arthur Child went on to become the first International President outside of the USA in the 1948/1949-chapter year.  The Toronto Chapter was the 8th chapter to be formed, the first chapter outside the USA, and is currently still one of the largest in the world. Toronto Chapter members continue to serve at an IIA International level making significant contributions to the profession inside and outside of Canada.

A special thank you to all our volunteers! Our continued success is a direct result of your continued support to our members.  Without your dedication to the chapter and the profession, what we do would not be possible.

We will continue to support our members in ensuring they have the tools they need to address the emerging and continued changing risk landscape.  As businesses are using emerging technologies to disrupt and innovate, Internal Audit functions have the opportunity to deliver value added advice that allows their clients to take advantage of these disruptive technologies.

I would also like to thank all past volunteers and Presidents which have ensured the success of our chapter.  Below are some pictures of Toronto Chapter's past presidents – provided by our Historian Logi Kanap:

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Past President’s picture taken at the 42nd Anniversary Meeting, Royal York Hotel.
Back row: Left to right – Bill Might 1975-76, Jim Bailey 1972-73, John Sayers 1977-78, Neil Collinge 1970-71, Fred Stephens 1985-86, Jerry Craig 1980-81, Dave Tovell 1979-80, Don Barber 1951-52
Front row: Joe Pether 1981-82, Ray Kusick 1984-85, Peter Hewitt 1966-67, Christine O’Donnell 1982-83, Jack Edds 1952-53, Ted Jankowski 1978-79, Ted Brabers 1983-84

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Past President’s picture taken at the 45th Anniversary Meeting, Royal York Hotel. 

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Past President’s picture taken at the 60th Anniversary Meeting, Royal York Hotel. 
 
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Past President’s picture taken at the 70th Anniversary Meeting, Royal York Hotel.

Please also take note of some key upcoming events, including our AGM on May 9th; the CCTAGs conference on IT Audit, Governance and Security on April 2-4 and our annual conference on May 29th "Rapid Transformation in the Age of Disruption", as well as many other development and networking opportunities noted on our website.

Thank you to all our sponsors who have supported our chapter throughout the year; KPMG, MNP, Protiviti, PwC, Deloitte, Wolters Kluwer, EY, CaseWare and Economical.

I would like to thank our executive team, Alan Tsang (Chapter Senior Vice President), Marina Khan (Chapter Secretary), Troy Purvis (Chapter Vice President – Administration), Neil Power (Chapter Vice President – Programs) and Sohail Choksy (Chapter Treasurer) for all your support and dedication to the Chapter.

Stay engaged. Stay connected.

Margaret Pacheco
President, IIA Toronto Chapter