Join Us for Canada’s Premier Event in Professional Regulation

Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

October 24–26, 2022



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Two-Day In-Person Conference + Session Replays (Late Pricing):

  • Member: $1,025
  • Non-Member: $1,175

Organizational Packages not available for in-person tickets.

Venue: Delta Hotel Prince Edward, 18 Queen Street Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island C1A 4A1

NOTE: CNAR’s Conference Block at the Delta  and Great George is SOLD OUT. Please see our overflow block: Rodd Charlottetown HERE. To book, call 1-800-565-7633 citing The Canadian Network of Agencies for Regulation room block.

Note: On or after September 24th no refunds will be processed, without exception.


Virtual Conference ONLY (Late Pricing)

  • Member (per person): $1025
  • Non-Member (per person): $1,175
  • Organizational Package Members (up to 10 people from one organization): $9,250
  • Organizational Package Non-Members (up to 10 people from one organization): $10,750

Note: On or after September 24th no refunds will be processed, without exception. Questions about CNAR 2022? Please contact Alana Coleman at

Program subject to change.

Why Attend CNAR 2022?

Timely, Canadian-specific content, relevant across regulatory professions

Over 30 sessions of available content, representing regulatory bodies nationwide

Engaging, interactive networking opportunities

Compelling keynote speakers

Opportunities to interact with fellow attendees and speakers through breakout sessions & live Q&As

Opportunity to learn about the most up-to-date service offerings from valued sponsors

Early Bird Pricing Until June 30th!

PROGRAM At-a-glance

Program subject to change


Time: 7:00 – 8:50 AM 

Registration Opens

Breakfast / Exhibition

Time: 8:50 – 9:00 AM  

opening remarks

CNAR Executive Director

Time: 9:00 – 10:00 AM   

Meg Soper

Keynote Address – Meg Soper

Speaker, Comedienne, and Nurse! With over 30 years experience in the healthcare industry and as a Registered Nurse in the Operating Room, Meg understands how your attitude affects those around you at home and in the workplace environment. Meg is co-author of the book, “From the Stage to the Page – Life Lessons from Four Funny Ladies.”

Time: 10:00 – 10:30 AM 

Energy Break/Exhibition

Time: 10:30 – 11:30 AM  |  Session Type: Plenary 

Alberta, Prince Edward Island 


  • Jennifer Galarneau,  Enforcement Counsel, Mutual Fund Dealers Association 
  • Sandy Hermiston, Ombudsperson and Public Interest Disclosure Commissioner PEI, Government of Prince Edward Island 
  • Mary Marshall, Counsel, Meadows Law 
  • Linda Sahli, CEO and Registrar, Association of Counselling Therapy of Alberta 

Time: 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM 


Time: 11:55 -12:55 PM  |  Lunch n Learn Session


  • Laura Hutchinson, Vice President, Barker Hutchinson & Associates Ltd.
  • Anita Ashton, Deputy Registrar, College of Physiotherapists of Ontario
  • Lesley Rasmussen, Manager, People & Culture, College of Massage Therapists of Ontario

Time: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM  |  Session Type: Concurrent 


  • Lara Kinkartz, Partner, WeirFoulds LLP
  • Karim Karsan, Vice-President & Associate General Counsel, Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario
  • Caroline Morris, Deputy Registrar & Registration Director, College of Medical Radiation and Imaging Technologists of Ontario
  • Sandra Winkelbauer, Registrant Competence at the Ontario College of Pharmacists

British Columbia 

  • Louise Aerts, Chief Officer, Strategy, Governance & Reconciliation, British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives 
  • Dave Bhauruth, Policy Consultant, British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives 

Ontario, National

  • Greg Hutchinson, President, Barker Hutchinson & Associates
  • Carolyn Silver, General Counsel, College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario
  • Thomas Musters, Forensic Investigator, Computer Forensics Inc.
  • Anastasia-Maria Hountalas, Associate, Steinecke Maciura LeBlanc


  • Scott Cassidy, Senior Psychometrician, Meazure Learning 

  • Tammy Leach, Examination Manager, Canadian Organization of Paramedic Regulators 


  • Julie Maciura, Partner, Steinecke Maciura LeBlanc 

  • Marjorie Hickey, Partner, McInnes Cooper 

  • James T. Casey, Partner, Field Law 

Time: 2:00 – 2:30 PM 

Energy Break/Exhibition

Time: 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM   |  Session Type: Plenary 

Ontario, British Columbia 

  • Dayna Simon, Senior Counsel, Professional Conduct and Regulatory Affairs, Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario 
  • Graeme Keirstead, Deputy Registrar/Chief Legal Counsel, College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC 
  • Joel Friedman, Deputy Registrar, College of Chiropractors of Ontario 
  • Lonny Rosen, Partner, Rosen Sunshine LLP 

Time: 3:30 PM – 3:45 PM 


Time: 3:45 PM – 4:45 PM   |  Session Type: Concurrent 

National, Alberta

  • Chris Beauchamp, Vice President, Psychometrics, Meazure Learning 

  • Melanie Therrien, Deputy Registrar/Director, Registration & Competence, College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta 


  • Rebecca Durcan, Co-Managing Partner, Steinecke Maciura LeBlanc 

  • Ann Zeng, Registrar and Chief Executive Officer, College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of Ontario 

  • Allan Mak, Investigations Manager, College of Physiotherapists of Ontario 

Ontario, British Columbia

  • Natasha Danson, Partner, Steinecke Maciura LeBlanc 

  • Tara McPhail, Director of Discipline and External Litigation at the Law Society of British Columbia.

  • Zirka Jakibchuk, Complaint Resolution Officer and Discipline Counsel with the Ontario College of Teachers

British Columbia

  • Doha Melhem, Vice President of Consulting & Chief Evaluator, Pivotal Research, Inc. 

  • Meagan Marsh, Manager of Inquiry and Discipline, College of Opticians of British Columbia 

  • Kim McEachern, Registrant, Member of the Board, College of Opticians of British Columbia 


  • Jill Dougherty, Partner, WeirFoulds LLP 

  • Katharine Neufeld, Lead, Discipline & Fitness to Practise, Ontario College of Pharmacists 

  • Gillian Slaughter, Director, Professional Conduct and Regulatory Affairs, Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario 

  • Leanna Yue, Manager, Prosecutions & Monitoring, College of Nurses of Ontario 

Time: 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM 

Networking Reception


Time: 6:00 – 7:50 AM 

Registration Opens

Breakfast / Exhibition

Time: 7:50 – 8:00 AM  

opening remarks

CNAR Chair

Time: 8:00 – 9:00 AM   

Linda Nazareth

Keynote Address – Linda Nazareth

Linda Nazareth, accomplished economist futurist specializing in demographic, workplace and economic trends, and how they will shape our future.

Time: 9:00 – 9:30 AM 

Energy Break/Exhibition

Time: 9:30 – 10:30 AM  |  Session Type: Plenary 


  • Richard Steinecke, Counsel, Steinecke Maciura LeBlanc 
  • Ivy Bourgeault, Professor, University of Ottawa 
  • Tracey Adams, Professor, Western University 


Time: 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM 


Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM  |  Session Type: Concurrent 

British Columbia

  • Dr. Chris Hacker, Interim Registrar, BC College of Oral Health Professionals
  • Thomas Lutes, General Counsel / Deputy CEO of the Architectural Institute of British Columbia, Architectural Institute of British Columbia 
  • Greg Cavouras, Legal Counsel, Sugden, McFee & Roos LLP 


  • Darrel Pink, CEO & Registrar, College of Patent Agents and Trademark Agents
  • Jennifer Slabodkin, Director, Registration & Education, Deputy Registrar, College of Patent Agents and Trademark Agents
  • Andres Diaz, Operations Manager, College of Patent Agents and Trademark Agents

Ontario, National

  • Andrea Nelson, Project Manager, NAPRA 

  • Julie Koehne, Registration Lead, PACE & SPT, Ontario College of Pharmacists 

  • Kaye Moran, Deputy Registrar, Alberta College of Pharmacy 

British Columbia, Alberta

  • Dianne Millette, Registrar, College of Physical Therapists of BC 

  • Chris Smerdon, Manager, Registration and Quality Assurance, College of Physical Therapists of BC 

  • Leanne Loranger, Project Lead – Quality Workplace Self-Evaluation, Leanne Loranger Consulting 


  • Wendy Waterhouse, Manager, Patient Relations and Boundaries, Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario 

  • Elyse Sunshine, Partner, Rosen Sunshine 

  • Glynnis Hawe, Associate, Paliare Roland LLP 

Time: 12:00 – 1:30 PM 


Time: 12:25 – 1:25 PM  |  Lunch n Learn Session A

National, International

  • Isabelle Gonthier, Senior Vice President, Assessment Services, PSI Services 

  • John Hosterman, Chief Accessibility Officer, Paradigm Testing 

  • Heather Case, Chief Executive Officer, International Council for Veterinary Assessment 

Time: 12:25 -1:25 PM  |  Lunch n Learn Session B

Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario

  • Colleen Wetter, Board Secretary, CNAR

  • Greg Sim, Partner, Field Law 

  • Andrea Foti, Assistant Registrar and Privacy Officer, Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario 

  • Joyce Johner, General Counsel, BC College of Oral Health Professionals

Time: 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM   |  Session Type: Plenary 

Ontario, Saskatchewan

  • Dean Benard, President + CEO, Benard + Associates 

  • Lynsay Nair, Executive Director, Saskatchewan Association of Licensed Practical Nurses 

  • Hans Larsen, Detective Sergeant, Regina Police Service 

Time: 2:15 PM – 2:30 PM 


Time: 2:30 PM – 3:50 PM   |  Session Type: Plenary : PECHAKUCHA 20×20


  • Debra McKenna, Litigation Partner, WeirFoulds LLP 

Alberta, National

  • Greg Pope, Director, Examinations, APEGA 

  • Greg Sadesky, President and Psychometrician, Spire Psychometrics 


  • Kevin Lien, Policy Advisor, College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) 

British Columbia, Prince Edward Island

  • Michael Radano, Executive Director, BC Association of Clinical Counsellors 

  • Kylah Hennessey, President, PEI Counselling Association 

Newfoundland and Labrador, National

  • Wanda Wadman, Chief Executive Officer/Registrar, College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Marie Lyne Laliberté, Senior Psychometrician, Meazure Learning


  • Diana Heywood, Quality Practice Consultant, College of Registered Nurses of Manitoba 

  • Carol Puchailo, Quality Practice Specialist, College of Registered Nurses of Manitoba 


  • Alyssa Armstrong, Associate, Weirfoulds LLP 

Time: 3:50 PM – 4:00 PM 

Closing Remarks – CNAR Executive Director 

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