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See Event Details below, or check our Calendar View to give you an overview of all upcoming events to help you schedule ahead.

Events represent an opportunity to expand your professional development. Where applicable we provide Continuing Education Units (CEUs), which we will highlight in our event description section.

We have a mix of some events that are free admission to all who register, and others where there is a fee for members and/or non-members of AAC listed. We accept Visa, Mastercard and American Express and processing is done through the registration process.

Whether you are a member or a visitor to our website, if you have an idea for an event you would like to see or would like to sponsor an event, please contact us at admin@auditingcanada.com


Upcoming events

    • 1 Nov 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Online
    Register

    Learn about upcoming changes to EP(CEA) and EP-EMS(LA) criteria!  DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED

          

    Changes to qualification criteria and more you need to know.

    We invite members and non-members alike, to join as AAC Executive Director Todd Hall shares details of the criteria needed for EcoCanada’s Environmental Auditor Certification. Todd is both a long-term certified auditor and is one of AAC’s appointee’s to EcoCanada’s certification subcommittee. In this session, we will discuss what has changed and why.

    It will be of interest to those who want to learn more about what it takes to certify as an environmental auditor with EcoCanada, as well as those who are looking for an update or a refresher on the requirements. Auditors, audit program managers, auditees and client alike will find this webinar insightful.

    Presenter: Todd Hall, Executive Director, Auditing Association of Canada.

    Todd Hall, principle of ERASi, has 34 years of industry experience. He understands how to effectively engage all levels and functions within an organization from the front-line workers to senior management.

    Todd has built and implemented management systems both in Canada and abroad. He is a certified auditor (CECAB) in both compliance and management systems audits. He brings over 30 years of audit experience to the table. Over the past decade he has become heavily involved in climate change adaptation – identifying vulnerabilities, assessing risk, and advising on approaches to effectively manage the risk.





    • 17 Nov 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Online

    How to identify, clarify and find practical solutions to Environmental Grey Areas of Compliance!  DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED

    Part 1 of a 2-part series, this session will review the grey areas than can exist when evaluating compliance with Environmental Regulatory requirements.

    CEU (Continuing Education Credits): 0.2


    In this session, Peter Beukema, past President of the AAC, will bring an experienced perspective to the less obvious areas of regulatory environmental compliance, and shed some light on how to practically navigate when challenged to align regulatory text with practical operations and ‘real life’. If you are an auditor looking to strengthen the depth of your knowledge and abilities to provide sound, rational feedback to your auditees, or if you are an environmental practitioner looking for clarity when faced with grey areas of the law, then this session will be of value to you. Members may also wish to attend the companion webinar that addresses health and safety regulatory grey areas.


    Presenter: Peter Beukema, P. Eng., EP(CEA), EP(EMSLA), Principal / Senior Environmental Engineer, BMC Solutions Inc.

    Peter has over 35 years of experience in a combination of engineering and environmental projects including Sustainability Initiatives, Training, Environmental and Health & Safety Compliance Auditing, Due Diligence Evaluations, EMS/ISO 14000 development and ISO 45001 development. He has extensive experience in EHS regulatory compliance auditing in each of the Canadian Provinces and has assisted numerous clients in government, healthcare, pharmaceutical, chemical, waste management, energy, mining and automotive sectors across Canada.

    • 1 Dec 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Online

    How to identify, clarify and find practical solutions to Health & Safety Grey Areas of Compliance!  DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED

    Part 2 of a 2-part series, this session will review the grey areas than can exist when evaluating compliance with Health and Safety Regulatory requirements.

    CEU (Continuing Education Credits): 0.2



    Part 2 of a 2-session series, this session will review the grey areas than can exist when evaluating compliance with Health and Safety Regulatory requirements. In this session, Peter Beukema, past President of the AAC, will bring an experienced perspective to the less obvious areas of regulatory Health and Safety compliance, and shed some light on how to practically navigate when challenged to align regulatory text with practical operations and ‘real life’. If you are an auditor looking to strengthen the depth of your knowledge and abilities to provide sound, rational feedback to your auditees, or if you are a Health and Safety practitioner looking for clarity when faced with grey areas of the law, then this session will be of value to you.


    Presenter: Peter Beukema, P. Eng., EP(CEA), EP(EMSLA), Principal / Senior Environmental Engineer, BMC Solutions Inc.

    Peter has over 35 years of experience in a combination of engineering and environmental projects including Sustainability Initiatives, Training, Environmental and Health & Safety Compliance Auditing, Due Diligence Evaluations, EMS/ISO 14000 development and ISO 45001 development. He has extensive experience in EHS regulatory compliance auditing in each of the Canadian Provinces and has assisted numerous clients in government, healthcare, pharmaceutical, chemical, waste management, energy, mining and automotive sectors across Canada.

    • 6 Dec 2021
    • 4:00 PM
    • 10 Dec 2021
    • 1:00 PM
    • Online
    Registration is closed

    OHS Lead Auditor Training - ISO 45001 and 19011 Standards and Practical Development and Implementation Tips!  DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED

    A 35-hour online instructor lead program based on ISO 45001 (Occupational Health &  Management Systems) and ISO 19011 (Guidelines for Auditing Management System). Learn standard contents and practical implementation from experienced auditors!

    CEU (Continuing Education Credits): 3.5

    The training is a comprehensive treatment of the knowledge requirements of ISO 45001 (Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems) and ISO 19011 (Guidelines for Auditing Management System), reinforced through detailed discussion of practical application. The course is structured into a series of modules, supplemented with breakouts, and case studies. Successful completion of the course meets the formal training requirements of the Certified Health and Safety Management System Lead Auditor for those that chose to pursue the designation.

    ISO 19011 Modules Include:

    • Clearly set forth Learning Objectives
    • Introduction to Audit; the value of audit; auditor traits, roles and responsibilities
    • The evolution of the standard; navigating the standard; Annex A; and Consideration of Audit Principles
    • Terms and definitions
    • Managing an Audit Programme
    • Audit Process - a discussion of the activities throughout the audit lifecycle.
    • Competence and Evaluation of Auditors

    ISO 45001 Modules Include:

    • Introduction to management systems; introduction to risk, due diligence, stakeholder expectations; and discussion of the regulatory context (introduction to jurisdictions, regulations and penalties)
    • Overview of ISO 4500 – structure, introduction, scope.
    • Terms and Definitions
    • Context of the Organization
    • Leadership, Commitment and Safety Culture
    • Planning - including consideration of Hazard Identification, Risk Assessment and Control; Legal and Other Requirements; Health and Safety Objectives.
    • Support - Resources, Competence, Awareness, Communication, and Documented Information
    • Operation - Operational Planning and Control, Management of Change, and Emergency Response
    • Performance Evaluation – Monitoring and Measuring, Audit, and Management Review.
    • Improvement – Incident, Nonconformity and Corrective Action, and Continual Improvement

    Instructors are experienced risk based management system auditors, with a wealth of experience in applying the standards to real life situations.


    Presenter: Todd Hall

    Our lead instructor is Todd Hall who also serves as our Executive Director. Todd has been involved in the Auditing Association since its inception in the early 1990s. Todd has over 25 years’ experience in auditing, management systems and risk assurance. His background is extensive and he is a sought after consultant, facilitator and presenter on the subjects. He has performed numerous audits including compliance, management system and business continuity audits. Todd has assisted numerous organizations develop risk based integrated management systems and audit programs including the integration of compliance and management system audit programs. Currently Todd is actively involved in climate change adaptation and risk assessment with a variety of government and industry sectors. He chairs numerous committees on climate change adaptation.




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