CASL Workshop

February 16
8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Member: $89
Non-member: $129
Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
First Canadian Place
100 King St. W.
63rd floor
Toronto, ON

Canada Post   
       Round Table Sponsors


Tackle some of the anti-spam law's most challenging aspects in intimate groups of CASL practitioners. Facilitated by CASL experts, in each group you will share your experiences and learn from your peers as you navigate two real-world CASL scenarios together. Determine solutions, with the guidance of your group leader, to scenarios which may include:

  • Social media
  • Surveys
  • Section 6(6)
  • Third-party referrals

Gain latest insights and tips on ensuring compliance with CASL. With Private Right of Action around the corner, updates, modifications and changes to CASL must be clearly understood. This workshop is targeted towards those with intermediate to advanced working knowledge of the anti-spam law.

CMA is committed to on on-going education to ensure that Canadian businesses are responsible so that they can prosper in a competitive and innovative marketplace.


8:00 AM
Registration & Breakfast
8:30 AM
8:45 AM
Workshops, Round 1
9:20 AM
Networking Break
9:30 AM
Workshops, Round 2
10:10 AM
Key Learnings: Sharing Session
10:55 AM
Closing Remarks

Who Should Attend

  • Those with an intermediate to advanced understanding of CASL ("CASL 201"), and who can speak to their organization's experiences with CASL
  • Legal counsel and professionals
  • Compliance professionals
  • Digital marketing practitioners


Ravi Skukla
Partner, Fogler, Rubinoff LLP

Ravi is a business lawyer who specializes in internet and information technology law. He regularly advises on a range of commercial, computer, intellectual property, anti-spam, information security, regulatory, governance and privacy rights issues. With over 25 years of extensive experience, Ravi is widely recognized for his expertise acquired while working in partnership with major institutions and leading Canadian corporations, often via long term relationships.

Michael Fekete
Partner, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

Michael is co-chair of the Osler Technology Group. He has extensive experience advising on e-commerce, privacy, information technology and outsourcing matters. Michael represents industry leading and emerging IT service providers, software publishers, hardware manufacturers, online vendors and other technology focused enterprises. Michael also serves as Co-Chair of the Legal Affairs Forum of the Information Technology Association of Canada.

Matthew Vernhout
Chief Privacy Officer & Manager, Inbox Marketer Corp

Matthew Vernhout is the Chief Privacy Officer & Manager, Deliverability at Inbox Marketer Corp. and a Certified International Privacy Professional (Canada) with more than 14 years of experience in email marketing. Matthew ensures that Inbox Marketer’s clients are compliant with all relevant industry regulations including: CAN-SPAM, PIPEDA, and Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL). Matthew is also involved as director at large of CAUCE and chair of the Email Experience Council's (EEC) Advocacy subcommittee, as well as the co-author of “A Complete Guide to e-Marketing Under Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation.” Matthew graduated from St Clair College in 2000 with a diploma in Computer Science and Information Programming.

Filomena Henriques
Director, CASL Project, Scotiabank

Filomena Henriques is Director, CASL Project with Regulatory Operations and Controls for Scotiabank. Her 20+ years in the Direct Marketing Industry keeps her focused on ensuring a positive customer experience while navigating Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation for compliance and awareness.

James P. Smith
Compliance Manager, Environics Analytics

At Environics Analytics, James Leads the Compliance Office, which focuses on Corporate Privacy, Security, Audit, and Data Governance. James “a quant with personality”, brings a well-balanced approach of business savvy, and relationship building with a strategic 360° view of technology, data, and process. James is a seasoned executive with 30 years of leading complex technology, CRM and data programs for customers in the financial services, marketing, retail, loyalty, government and automotive sectors. Prior to Environics, James was Vice President of Data Strategy, and Data Governance at The Marketing Store Worldwide , working on the Global stage. James is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP), TDWI Board Member, and a member of International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP).

Jonathan Blakey
Assistant General Counsel, Bell Canada

Jonathan Blakey is Assistant General Counsel in the Regulatory Law Department of Bell Canada, a position he has held since 2004.  Based in Ottawa, Jonathan supports Bell's wireline, wireless, television, programming and distribution business units in CASL, telemarketing and privacy matters as well as other regulatory proceedings relating to telecommunications, broadcasting and radiocommunication, before the various privacy regulators, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) and Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED – formerly Industry Canada), as well as judicial reviews and appeals of such administrative decisions before the courts.  Before joining Bell, Jonathan practised in the areas of communications, privacy, copyright and labour law at the Ottawa office of Stikeman Elliott LLP. Jonathan is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada. He was called to the Bar in 1994.

Stuart Young
Chief Privacy Officer, Environics Analytics

As part of the Product Management team at Environics Analytics, Stuart Young is responsible for managing the ResponseCanada-related products and services recently launched by EA.  With extensive experience in the list and marketing industry, he serves as a subject matter expert and technical liaison between clients and EA’s sales team members.

Amanda Maltby
Compliance and Chief Privacy Officer, Canada Post Corporation

As Canada Post’s General Manager, Compliance and Chief Privacy Officer, Amanda oversees the Corporation’s Code of Conduct and Business Ethics and is responsible for managing regulatory compliance and risk in the areas of privacy, CASL, access to information, information management, anti-money laundering, and official languages. Prior to joining Canada Post, she worked in senior policy and communications roles at Ipsos-Reid Public Affairs, the Canadian Marketing Association and the federal departments of Finance and Foreign Affairs and International Trade.

Amanda has worked in the field of privacy for almost 20 years and is a frequent commentator and presenter on the topics of privacy, data protection and strategic information management.  Amanda is a graduate of Carleton University in Ottawa. 

Brigida Maxwell
Business Development Director, Cornerstone Group of Companies

Brigida is the Director Business Development in the Digital Services department at Cornerstone Group of Companies. With more than 12 years of experience in email marketing.

Brigida brings a vast wealth of knowledge to the industry; offering guidance and industry best practices support, with respect to CAN-SPAM, PIPEDA, and CASL, to some of Canada’s largest online marketers.  Brigida also sits on the  Canadian Marketing Association’s Privacy Counsel.


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