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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and implement international standards of sound practice and focus on issues such as lack of support and budgeting, out-of-date methodologies and legislation, and shortage of skilled staff.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.

Featured Content
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Thu, Oct 13, 2022

Banking Practices & Economic Inclusion - A Research Discussion with IFC

Two new publications from the IFC - a member of the World Bank Group - highlight market potential and emerging strategies on inclusive banking practices to advance the economic inclusion of persons .. Read More

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Tue, Oct 11, 2022

Reimagining Financial Supervision

The panel discussed the future of innovation in financial supervision and the challenges and opportunities facing financial regulators, post-pandemic. They examined: Redesigning financial regulat.. Read More

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Thu, Aug 25, 2022

COVID-19 Pandemic And Gender Equality

In this podcast, the speakers reflect on the impact of the COVID- pandemic on women, including women in financial supervision. Read their biographies here. Read the transcript here.  Listen to th.. Read More

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.