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Canada Dashboard Digest | Notes from the IAPP Canada Managing Director, July 29, 2022 Related reading: Notes from the IAPP Canada Managing Director, July 22, 2022

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Someone reached out to me this week because they are already putting their learning plan together for next year, and they want to make the case to their employer that they should attend the Symposium at the end of May. We haven’t finalized all the necessary budgetary details just yet, so we pointed them to last year’s fees. Hopefully, they get approval to attend!

It feels like Symposium was just a few short weeks ago, but I suppose now isn’t a bad time to think about learning and training needs over the next little while and even for 2023. What about you? Are you attending any in-person conferences this fall? What about CIPP/C, CIPM or CIPT training to get that certification under your belt?

And, speaking of conferences, particularly the Symposium, I hope you noticed the call for proposals is now open. My suspicion is we will once again have a certain focus so we can all learn more about what’s going on in Quebec, as some of their new provisions come into effect in September of this year, but many others come into effect the following September. I’m also going to wager that we will be talking a lot about the new federal privacy law next May. If you have an idea for a good panel, start thinking about getting that proposal into the IAPP.

If it’s training that I mentioned above that you’re thinking of taking, here’s a neat website that is searchable with all the IAPP offerings. By the way, I’ll be leading the online CIPP/C training on October 4, 6, 11 and 13. That’s the week before and after our Canadian Thanksgiving, so you’ll have plenty of good food to partake in sandwiched between training sessions.

For most of the country, it’s a long weekend starting today. I hope it’s a fun, safe and relaxing one for you!

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