We strongly believe that compliance is a profession and we recognize the importance of hands-on compliance experience. However, times have changed and the compliance challenges faced by institutions are new and unique. Therefore, we also believe that a variety of skills are needed to address our new environment.
In launching Canadian Compliance Group, we made sure that we have a strong pool of talent available to assist with your compliance projects. So, whether you only require the guidance and assistance of our founder or whether your project requires additional resources, we are ready to help.
As we grow, we will update our website to introduce you to some of the individuals who have joined our team.
John Jason - President Canadian Compliance Group Inc.
John’s entire career has been devoted to the regulation of financial institutions, most recently with an emphasis on compliance practices and processes. A lawyer by training, early in his career, John worked at the Canadian Department of Finance where he served as chief of a special task force that was established to conduct the first major review of Canada’s financial services legislation in 60 years. In 1992, he returned to private practice in Toronto and was a partner in two leading law firms where his practice focused on regulatory matters. He continued to provide advice to the Department and was heavily involved in the 2001 update to the federal legislation. In 2009, John was appointed Senior Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer for BMO Financial group with global accountability for the compliance function. John’s primary responsibility was to develop a road map for meeting the heighten expectations for compliance following the financial crisis of 2008. He developed a plan that was approved by the Board of Directors in 2011.
In 2011, John founded Canadian Compliance Group to assist other institutions to meet the same challenges that BMO had been facing. He was particularly interested in the potential for technology to reduce the burden of the new normal. In 2012, a partnership was formed with Resolver Inc. to adapt their market leading ERC technology specifically to support regulatory compliance in the financial services industry. Over two dozen institutions now use the Resolver RCM solution to support their programs, including some of the largest institutions in the world. John also continues to follow closely the development of new regulations and is Counsel at Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP, a leading Canadian law firm.
Amanda Cohen - Compliance Application Manager
Amanda has been with Canadian Compliance Group since 2015. She is the Compliance Application Manager, working with customers to ensure their ongoing success and adoption of best practices in the compliance space. Amanda has a Master’s degree in International Political Economy from McMaster University and an Honours degree in Political Studies and History from Queen’s University.