Insider Trading Prevention and Education


Accountants and Business Professionals


2 Hours (Ethics and Professionalism)


2 hours





This program features the documentary film Collared which premiered at Hot Docs for Continuing Professional Education screening to a sold-out audience in September 2018.

Learn from the story and revealing testimony of an ex-insider trader who is still struggling with the tragic consequences of what was the most prolonged insider trading scheme ever discovered by American and Canadian securities investigators. The intimate insights shared by reformed white-collar criminal Grmovsek complement the discussions with leading scholars and experts, and come together in this original professional education program that serves as a painful reminder of the gravity of the crime, and the importance of prevention and detection. The documentary is followed by a post-screening discussion panel about insider trading prevention and risk mitigation measures for professionals.

This engaging edutainment program will benefit all professionals who want to understand how ethical decision-making impacts business and personal lives, and how the line between ethical and unethical decision making can be blurred, complex and confusing process over time.



  • Better understand the duty of professionals to maintain confidentiality and the fiduciary duty obligations towards your client in a professional context
  • Review of the key principles of confidentiality and information protection applicable to professionals based on the legislation and other authorities prohibiting information misappropriation and insider trading
  • Acquire best practices for analyzing ethical dilemmas for ethical decision making in relation to information misappropriation and insider trading
  • Understand how your organization can monitor and respond to information misappropriation and insider trading risks through risk management and corporate compliance.


This program qualifies as an accredited and/or eligible learning activity for Chartered Professional Accountants (CPA). It is recommended that you visit your professional organization’s website to ensure participation in this activity will fulfill your CPE/CPD requirements.


A program developed in collaboration or with the expertise of


Kelly Ohayon


Kelly Ohayon is a senior global executive who worked in a range of industries starting from professional services to manufacturing, telecommunications, mining, renewable energy, infrastructure and commercial real estate and for well known companies such as PwC, Deloitte and Bombardier. She is currently the MD Financial Governance and Controls at BMO Financial Group. Kelly as acquired in-depth expertise in Governance, Risk and Compliance, specializing in Enterprise and Fraud Risk Management, Regulatory Compliance, Anti-Bribery and Corruption Programs and Internal Audit.

Joseph Grmovsek

Reformed White-Collar Criminal

A former lawyer in Ontario, he is Canada’s first and still only individual who has received a criminal conviction and sentence of imprisonment for illegal insider trading activities. He was incarcerated for close to three years in stays that included two maximum security prisons and has since embarked on a journey toward redemption as a former white-collar criminal.
Moderator: Garrick Apollon, LLB, JD, LLM, LLCM