Canadian Advisory Board Roles and Expectations

The IAPP’s Canadian Advisory Board is critical to the development of the IAPP in Canada, actively supporting the IAPP in identifying programming and content that matches the specific needs of Canadian data protection professionals.

The board is led by IAPP Canada Managing Director, Kris Klein, CIPP/C, CIPM, FIP and meets roughly once every two months via teleconference with additional calls taking place in the fall. It also typically meets in-person at the annual IAPP Canada Privacy Symposium.

Canadian Advisory Board Expectations

All Canadian Advisory Board members are expected to:

  • Play a key role in developing programming and content for IAPP Canada
  • Support IAPP Canada by providing regular guidance and insight


All Canadian Advisory Board members are required to:

  • Serve a two-year term (renewable)
  • Attend and actively contribute to all meetings
  • Be advocates for the IAPP in Canada

Selection criteria

The board is comprised of at least 12 individuals, balanced, to the extent possible, by experience, industry sector, location and gender. Considerations for selection include:

  • Current IAPP membership in good standing (maintained throughout term)
  • Professional experience and knowledge of Canadian privacy laws and regulations
  • Certification in one of IAPP’s certification programs is an advantage


  • Promote the privacy profession by ensuring that IAPP Canada’s programming and activities meet members’ and industry needs
  • Receive three continuing privacy education (CPE) credits per year of service


How to Apply

The Call for Volunteers opens every fall.