CFS - Core Curriculum Program

A Two-Week Course in Financial Regulation and Supervision

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Toronto, Ontario
Oct 30th - Nov 10th, 2023
09:00AM - 05:00PM

Shelina Visram

Senior Program Director

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Program Description

The Toronto Centre Core Curriculum Program is designed to help prepare future leaders of financial sector supervisory agencies. As financial systems become increasingly integrated, as innovation and competition spread within and between different industry sectors, and as new players enter the market and disrupt traditional business models, successful supervisory agency managers need to have a broad-based understanding of the objectives, principles and best practices for regulating and supervising the banking, insurance, securities and pensions industries. The Core Curriculum Program offers a comprehensive foundation in this essential knowledge.

Designed and delivered by former senior supervisors of the different financial sectors, the course builds graduates’ capacity to provide effective leadership in their agencies and to advocate for sound regulation and supervision with political and industry leaders and other stakeholders. The course utilizes Toronto Centre’s proven interactive approach to learning by extensive use of group activities and case studies.

For any questions, please feel free to send an email to Ashley Thompson, the Program Coordinator:

Program Agenda

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This course will be taught by Toronto Centre program directors and program leaders who have a wealth of highly relevant experience to share with participants in order to help them carry out their work in line with international best practices and to address challenges that they may encounter in their supervisory and regulatory work. More details on the presenters will be provided at a later date. Please access more information about the CFS designation here.


The fee for this program is US$3,675.

Participants are responsible for their own travel and accommodation costs in Toronto.

Please check the Government of Canada website to confirm documents required to enter Canada.


There will be a networking tour to Niagara Falls, Canada on Sunday October 29, 2023.

Participants are encouraged to arrive in Toronto, Canada in time to join the tour. This will be a good opportunity for participants to meet and network with their international peers.


Pre-reading will be required. Materials will be sent out to registered participants at least two weeks before the program starts.


Registration for this program is no longer available. 

Who Should Attend

The program is designed for mid- to senior-level staff and managers involved in regulatory and supervisory activities. Participants should have at least three years of working experience in financial sector supervision, analysis, or policy, and be proficient in English.

This program is one of the core modules for participants currently pursuing our Certified Financial Supervisor (CFS) designation, and it is also open to participants who are not pursuing the CFS designation.  An examination will be administered during the program for all participants.

Topics Covered
  • Regulation and supervision
  • Internal control
  • Risk-based supervision
  • Anti-money laundering and countering terrorist financing 
  • Credit risk supervision
  • Licensing and authorization
  • Insurance risk supervision
  • Regulatory capital
  • Operational and liquidity risks supervision
  • Consolidated and conglomerate supervision
  • Conduct risk supervision
  • Cross-border supervisory cooperation
  • Climate and biodiversity loss risks
  • Problem institutions, recovery planning, and resolution
  • Corporate governance
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