February 11, 2020 Full Day Event

There will be seven topics covered during this event and in addition to hearing great speakers and topics, you will earn 9.0 PD hours. Registration for the full day includes dinner and attendance at the evening event. Please click the above link to see the complete schedule for the day.

11 Feb 2020, 8:30 AM

9 CPD hours


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Course Description

Please note that this is a full day event and will be held at the Donalda Club. The structure of the event is as follows:

  • Registration – 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

1. Trust in Marketing (9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.)

     Speaker: Andy Bush of Bush Marketing

2. Accessing CRA Information and Navigating Audits & Objections (10:05 a.m. to 11:05 a.m.) 

    Speakers: Nathan Wright, LL.B., MTAX, TEP and Ian Iatzko, J.D. of Spectrum Tax & Estate Planning

3. Tax-Exempt Life Insurance 101 (11:10 a.m. to 12:10 p.m.)

    Speaker: Mark Halpern, CFP, TEP of WEALTHinsurance.com 

Lunch (12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.)

 4. Five Decision Making Biases That Damage Advice and How to Avoid Them (1:15 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.)

Clients and advisors like to think of themselves as strictly rational decision makers. However, we are all prone to many different decision making biases and heuristics that reduce the efficacy and success of our planning efforts. This presentation reveals five common biases that arise in the context of estate planning and business transition with suggestions on how to be aware of their presence and how manage their effects. 

     Speaker: Chris Delaney, LL.B., B.Ed., TEP, FEA

5. What Does Long-Term Care Really Mean? (2:20 p.m. to 3:20 p.m.)

    Speaker: Karen Henderson, CPCA of Long Term Care Planning Network

6. TBA (3:25 p.m. to 4:25 p.m.)

    Speaker: Hilda Gan, RN, MHSc, CHRL Founder and Chief People Office - People Bright Consulting

7. TBA (4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.)

    Speakers: Taryn Abate, CPA, CA, CPA (IL) and Ismail Akhter, CPA, CA of CPA Canada

The cost of the seminar and lunch is $225 (+tax), which you can pay by any credit card. You will earn 9.0 hours of PD credits when you attend a session. We are pleased to offer an easy, inexpensive and enjoyable way to meet your PD requirements. 

If you can't make the event, your registration fee entitles you to unlimited access to the event webinar that will be posted shortly after the event and, of course, the PD certificate from listening to the webinar.  If you prefer a refund, please ensure that you give us at least 48 hours notice. 

We look forward to seeing you at our upcoming events.  Should you have any ideas for topics, speakers, or anything else, feel free to contact Melanie Russell, CPA, CA, CBV, CIM, CFE, CFF, ABV at 416-488-9590 x 225. 

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About the Instructor(s)

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Taryn Abate

Taryn is the director of audit assurance within the research, guidance and support group at CPA Canada. In this role, she oversees the development of CPA Canada’s research, guidance and thought leadership related to assurance matters. This includes implementation guidance for new or complex audit and assurance standards; resources regarding the impact of technology on the audit and assurance profession, including data analytics, blockchain and artificial intelligence; and assurance implications of emerging forms of external reporting.

Prior to joining CPA Canada, Taryn was a manager at MNP LLP, specializing in the audits of small- to mid-sized public companies. She also delivered accounting and assurance technical sessions for members of the firm, as well as for students in the CPA professional education program, and was a part-time practice inspector with CPA Ontario and a part-time instructor at the Schulich School of Business at York University.

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Ismail Akhter
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Andy Bush

Andy Bush is a web marketing consultant and the owner of Bush Marketing, a leader in Canadian web design and internet marketing. Andy has been an internet marketing strategist for over 15 years. Bush Marketing partners with businesses to develop websites that engage their market and provide them with exceptional ongoing support and guidance.

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Chris Delaney

Chris is the author of “The Naked Opus: Growing Your Family Wealth for the Long Term” (2018). He is a Family Enterprise Advisor, Lawyer, Finance Professor at Fanshawe College, Professional Speaker and Intergenerational Family Wealth Strategist. Since 2004 he has worked with Canada’s two largest bank-owned wealth management firms as a High Net Worth Estate Planner and Business Succession Advisor. In this role, he worked with enterprising business families and families of wealth and their advisors to help them develop goals-based, strategic intergenerational wealth continuity plans.

In 2015, Chris completed the Family Enterprise Advisor Program through the Institute of Family Enterprise Advisors (IFEA). He has also undertaken the CICA In-Depth 1 & 2 and the Owner Manager program from 2006 to 2009. He is the Chair of the London and Southwestern Ontario chapter of the Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners (STEP).

His book, The Naked Opus, will be released across Canada in Chapters/Indigo stores and online from Amazon

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Hilda Gan

Hilda Gan, RN, MHSc, CHRL Founder and Chief People Office - People Bright Consulting is unique among consultants, combining over 20+ years of HR expertise with business acumen and business owner experience. She approaches business by seeking strategic and practical solutions that keep the value of people and the bottom line in perspective.

She honed her expertise when she and her husband built a successful Engineering Consulting business. iTRANS Consulting was a multimillion dollar company that grew from 2 to 125 staff with 7 offices across Canada and was recognized as a Top 10 of the 50 Best Workplace in Canada® for two consecutive years and a finalist in the 50 Best Managed Companies in Canada™.

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Mark Halpern

Mark Halpern, Certified Financial Planner (CFP), Trust and Estate Practitioner (TEP) has helped business owners, entrepreneurs, professionals and wealthy Canadians for over 27 years. 

As CEO of WEALTHinsurance.com®, Mark provides creative insurance strategies to protect families and their businesses while reducing and eliminating taxes. He works closely with accountants, lawyers, bankers and financial advisors to provide their clients with comprehensive estate planning solutions

Mark has been a keynote speaker at Top of the Table meetings, The Million Dollar Round Table, World Critical Illness Conference, CALU, Advocis and other industry conferences and association functions.

He is a member of The Toronto Estate Planning Council, the Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners, Canadian Association of Gift Planners, CALU and the Advisory Council for Munich Re.

In his spare time, Mark is the President of Aish Hatorah Toronto and teaches leadership and business ethics courses at the University of Toronto, York University, Ryerson University and University of Western Ontario.

Mark lives in Thornhill, Ontario, has been married for 23 years and kept busy with 5 children, 22  years of age and under.

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Karen Henderson

Karen Henderson Hon. BA, CPCA


Long Term Care Planning Network





As the result of a life changing 14 - year dementia care experience involving her Father, Karen founded the Long Term Care Planning Network, Canada’s leading resource centre for aging and long term care planning and education. Her seminar series, web site, newsletter and print/electronic tools are recognized as key international long term care educational resources.


For the past 25 years, Karen has been a well-known speaker, educator, writer, media commentator, publisher and consultant in the field of caregiving and long term care, who has been published in leading geriatric journals in Canada. Over the years she has sat on many not-for-profit/government committees concerned with aging, Alzheimer’s disease, and elder abuse. She has been featured frequently on television and radio and helped write/produce the 13-part television series Caregiving With June Callwood. Both Health Canada and the Ontario government have asked her to create articles for public education. Karen is also a Certified Professional Consultant on Aging (CPCA) and is author of a unique series of print resources including The 10-Step Long Term Care Planner.


Karen has worked with Canadians and their professional advisors across Canada to help them understand the implications of aging and long term care on financial, personal and family well-being.

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Ian Iatzko

Ian received his JD from Queen’s University Faculty of Law in 2013 and was called to the Ontario Bar in 2014.  Ian has practiced tax law in Toronto since his call to the Bar.  Prior to joining Spectrum Law Professional Corporation, Ian practiced at a boutique tax law firm, which focused on tax litigation.  Ian practices taxpayer dispute resolution focusing on individuals and small businesses and is developing a practice focusing on personal and business tax planning, corporate reorganizations, trusts and Wills and estates. 

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Nathan Wright

Nathan has been a member of the Ontario Bar since 2006 and receives his Master of Tax in 2009.  Since 2006, he has practiced tax in Toronto and is the Founding Principal of Spectrum Law Professional Corporation, a boutique law firm exclusively focused on tax and estate planning for privately held businesses and other high income earners.  Nathan advises on a full spectrum of tax and related issues, with specialized knowledge in transactions related to family succession planning, corporate reorganizations, Wills and estates, estate administration, family trusts, life insurance and tax dispute resolution.  Nathan regularly meets with business owners, accountants, financial planners and other lawyers to discuss planning opportunities that may be available to them or their clients.

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