What you Need to Know About Digital Communications and Privacy

An Update on CASL Enforcement, Mandatory Breach Notification, and the EU’s GDPR. CIOCAL Session September 21, 2017 Martin Kratz, QC, FCIPS and Partner with Bennett Jones, shared his recent experiences and insights on three aspects of privacy regulations and legislation: 1.    Recent court and CRTC decisions associated with Canada’s Anti-Spam legislation (CASL).  He provided several … Read more

Developing Cybersecurity Talent

Two colleagues from two different organizations recently shared ‘tales of woe’ from their failed cyber security talent searches. We have all read articles in the last year or two that have been predicting a shortage of skilled cyber security talent.  Are we really beginning to experience that predicted shortage so soon? According to Indeed Spotlight: … Read more

CIOCAN is 20 Years Young

      by Catherine Boivie Founder and Honorary Life Member, ​CIO Association of Canada   In 1996 Catherine Boivie moved from Toronto to Vancouver to take up the position of Director of IT at BCAA. In her first few weeks there, she found herself calling CIOs she knew in Toronto to exchange information and … Read more

ITAC Talent: Programs and Resources Available

ITAC Talent is involved with the Student Workplace Integrated Program (Career Ready) that identifies small/medium companies to receive wage subsidy for co-op placements.  While the program is currently operating in four universities in Ontario, it will be extended to BC, Quebec, NB, and NS next year.  Companies taking advantage of this program  can receive up to … Read more

IDC and CIOCAN Partner on Top Executive Survey

CIOCAN partner IDC Canada has been conducting their Annual Top Executive Survey for 20 years. For many of those years, the CIO Association of Canada has made an important contribution to this research, with significant numbers of our members providing the data. Recognizing the value of the partnership, IDC provides resources for a national webinar … Read more