Toronto Centre provides high quality capacity building programs and guidance for financial supervisors and regulators, primarily in developing nations, to advance financial stability and inclusion. Since inception, Toronto Centre has trained over 26,000 officials from 190 jurisdictions.


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Participants are trained to identify barriers to regulatory and supervisory sound practices and to determine appropriate responses. The training takes them through institutional frameworks and surveillance tools, capital analysis, cross-border cooperation, relationships with non-regulated entities. It addresses challenges including weak legal mandates, institutional resistance, lack of support, and resource limitations.

Toronto Centre programs are designed to ensure regulators and supervisors understand the specific financial issues affecting women, and to reduce barriers to their use of financial services that often take the form of discriminatory policies, regulations, or biases. We aim for gender balance in all programs and apply a gender lens at the design stage.

Toronto Centre’s programs are delivered on the ground and can be tailored to meet a supervisory agency’s needs. We use case studies, simulations, role playing, and group discussions to identify optimal solutions to supervisory and regulatory problems. Programs are focused on capacity building and developing tools to meet country-specific challenges, and cases are based on real-life experiences of our experienced program leaders.

Our programs help to empower supervisors and regulators to transform their agencies and implement international standards of sound practice and focus on issues such as lack of support and budgeting, out-of-date methodologies and legislation, and shortage of skilled staff. Because our focus is on making changes, we provide post-program support to aid participants implement their action plans.

Participants meet and interact with peers from other countries who are facing challenges that can be different on the surface but often have similar causes, such as political, legislative, budgetary, and capacity issues. The ability to discuss these challenges in a safe and confidential environment with others facing similar challenges can be uniquely helpful.

• Banking • Securities • Insurance • Pensions • Microfinance • Microinsurance • Cross-Sectoral - Toronto Centre offers programming on a variety of supervisory topics including risk-based supervision, crisis management and resolution, financial inclusion, market conduct and consumer protection, supervisory oversight, and macroprudential surveillance.

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Fri, Dec 08, 2023

Executive Panel: Supporting Net-Zero Transition Planning

To achieve net-zero, every economic sector will need to decarbonize, and financial institutions need to fund activities supporting this transition. Financial institutions and their customers will need.. Read More

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Fri, Feb 16, 2024

Podcast: A Call to Action: Addressing Natural Catastrophe Protection Gaps

The world's most economically vulnerable populations are frequently impacted by natural catastrophes (NatCats). The International Association of Insurance Supervisors' (IAIS) recent report, A call to.. Read More

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Tue, Jun 18, 2024

The Role of Supervision in the Financial Inclusion of Forcibly Displaced Persons

The worldwide total of forcibly displaced persons (FDPs) reached 0 million in 0, with the cross-border refugee population standing at . million in 0. The continuing cross-border refugee cri.. Read More

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Governor Antoine on Climate Risk and Responding to Hurricane Beryl

Governor Timothy N.J. Antoine of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank, and Toronto Centre board member, authored an op-ed article on the financial stability implications of Hurricane Beryl. It was published by leading Canadian news and business publication The Globe and Mail.

Please read an excerpt from it below:

"When Hurricane Beryl, the earliest Category 5 Atlantic storm on record, smashed through the Caribbean last week, it wrought more than death, destruction and disruption to thousands of lives and livelihoods in Grenada, St. Vincent and the Grenadines and Jamaica. It once again confirmed our worst fears that warming seas would breed more ferocious storms. At the time of writing, this storm is now bringing significant flood damage to Texas after pummeling resort cities on the Mexican coast.

Unfortunately, it was also a reminder that, for central banks and financial regulators, climate change is not a matter of cultural conversation or debate; it is a real and present risk for which we must plan and respond, daily. Because climate risk is financial risk."

You can read the full article in The Globe and Mail. (subscription required)

Our thoughts are with those who have been severely impacted by Hurricane Beryl. If you wish to contribute to those whose homes and livelihoods were torn apart in a few hours, please visit the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) website:

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Why choose Toronto Centre

Toronto Centre designs and delivers training and coaching programs that build the capacity of financial sector regulators, supervisors, and consumer protection institutions in emerging and developing economies.

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