Founded in 1988, we are a uniquely Canadian, independent ethics centre. We are dedicated to promoting and maintaining an ethical orientation and culture in Canadian organizations.
Our mission is to champion the application of ethical values in the decision-making process of business and other organizations.
We operate in a non-judgmental and inclusive way to explore and promote the positive role of ethical decision making. We serve as a forum and catalyst for constructive discussion and debate.
Through awareness-raising, learning, and networking opportunities, The Ethics Centre brokers partnerships, fosters understanding, identifies best practices and helps develop ethically-based leadership for today’s organizations.
We present stimulating presentations as part of our widely acclaimed luncheon speaker”s series as well as hosting relevant seminars and conferences featuring some of Canada s most distinguished speakers on issues of organizational ethics.
Our newsletter management ethics, containing some of the most thought provoking articles on ethics, corporate governance and corporate responsibility, is published quarterly and distributed to a readership across Canada and around the world.
We maintain a website complete with links, speeches, articles and other resources about ethics and corporate policy.
We host roundtables and senior management workshops where business leaders, ethics practitioners and others can share their perspective and views on ethical issues and dilemmas.
We help put people together to solve ethical problems and provide a home for organizations to tackle various aspects of ethical decision-making.
We offer a roster of leading experts available to speak on ethical issues and government conferences and provide details on some of the latest research on ethics and corporate responsibility.
DIRECTOR, TED ROGERS LEADERSHIP CENTRE AND ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, RYERSON UNIVERSITY
Chris MacDonald is Director of the Ted Rogers Leadership Centre and Associate Professor at Ryerson University’s Ted Rogers School of Management. He has a PhD in Philosophy from University of British Columbia. He is a consultant and keynote speaker, and is co-author of the Concise Encyclopedia of Business Ethics. Recent scholarly projects include work of the impact of ethics certifications on small businesses, and an examination of the knowledge-processing obligations of corporate boards.
Diana Dunlop is a Partner at Deloitte focused on Enhanced Due Diligence and Integration Advisory. She has over 20 years of professional experience across M&A Advisory, Accounting & Finance, Finance integration, post-merger integration, accounting litigation advisory and IPO readiness. She graduated from the University of Waterloo in 2002 with a Master in Accounting and Honours Bachelor of Arts in Accountancy Studies. She is passionate about making an impact in our communities and has volunteered her time for causes such as the United Way, Sick Kids, and Habitat for Humanity. Diana has been involved with the Ethics Centre since 2016 and continues to be the Treasurer and a Board member. She has a keen interest in ensuring corporations uphold strong values on the topics of social responsibility and fair corporate governance.
MBA, FCSI, OMBUDSMAN
Johanne Ardouin joined RBC in 1990 and has held several executive positions responsible for regional and national mandates within RBC’s Banking, Insurance and Wealth management businesses. Ms. Ardouin holds an MBA from Université du Québec à Montréal and is actively involved with a number of charitable and community organizations.
DIRECTOR, COMPLIANCE & ETHICS, EXPORT DEVELOPMENT CANADA
John has served leadership roles with EDC internationally and in Canada. Previously, he was a corporate lawyer and practiced business law with leading U.S. and Canadian law firms. John has been an active supporter of the international business community and was a contributor to the Canada Eurasia Russia Business Association (CERBA) for more than 15 years, serving as Chair of the Toronto Chapter and as a National Director. John is a graduate of Dalhousie University and the Faculty of Law at the University of Victoria.
PARTNER, LABOUR & EMPLOYMENT GROUP, MCCARTHY TÉTRAULT
Kate is a Partner in the Labour & Employment Group at McCarthy Tétrault, representing employers in the full spectrum of workplace matters. Kate routinely represents clients in a wide variety of sectors, both private and public sector, on employment litigation, labour disputes, corporate transactions, workplace investigations, sensitive reputational mandates, and day-to-day human resources matters. Kate received her JD from Michigan State University and her LLB from the University of Ottawa. Kate was called to the bar in New York in 2006 and in Ontario in 2007.
Kerry Robbins has been the TD Ombudsman since September 2014. Kerry has worked at TD for over 20 years in increasingly senior roles in a wide variety of business and corporate groups. Kerry has a BA from King’s University College and a Masters of Business Administration from Anglia Business School in Cambridge, England. She also serves as Director on the board of the London Chamber of Commerce and actively participates on the Women in Leadership file with TD. Kerry is recognized in the Bank for her breadth of experience and business knowledge and her wide network of contacts, sense of fairness, and integrity.
Laura Pacheco is a business and finance leader with an established foundation in finance, and deep understanding in marketing operations, project management and market research.
Most recently, Laura was Vice President, Research and Education at FEI Canada. Laura earned her MBA from Dalhousie University and holds the CPA designation. A lifelong learner, Laura recently completed her Diploma in CSR /Sustainability from the University of St Michael’s College.
Laura is currently a member of the Finance Committee at Casey House and Program Advisory Committee at Centennial College.
OMBUDSMAN, SCOTIABANK, SCOTIA WEALTH AND TANGERINE
Robert was appointed the Scotiabank Ombudsman in 2018; he is a fellow of ICB and has worked at Scotiabank for over 22 years in increasingly senior roles across a wide variety of areas, including customer concerns resolution, retail banking, advice solutions, and compliance. Robert is actively involved in the community and supports a wide range of causes, including being a previous Vice-Chair for the Scotiabank Toronto United Way campaign as well as various local causes and initiatives for LGBTQ+ people and newcomers to Canada.
PARTNER, OSLER, HOSKIN & HARCOURT
Terry Burgoyne is a partner in the national law firm of Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP, and practises corporate law in the firm’s Toronto office. He has a Bachelor of Commerce degree in finance from Dalhousie University and a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Toronto. Mr. Burgoyne has more than 35 years of business law experience, principally in private mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and strategic alliances, cross-border transactions and professional services businesses. In addition to his active practice, Mr. Burgoyne is also Osler’s General Counsel, with responsibility for the firm’s legal affairs and risk management, including conflict of interest and other compliance matters. He is a member of the Corporate Law Committee of the Ontario Bar Association and a member of the Board of Trustees of the National Gallery of Canada.
MANAGING PARTNER, ETHICS, DELOITTE CANADA
Terry is the Managing Partner, Ethics for Deloitte Canada. In this role, Terry oversees all aspects of the firm’s ethics programs including the monitoring and investigations related to Deloitte’s ethics helpline.
Terry also leads Deloitte’s Accounting & Internal Controls offering portfolio globally – a practice which comprises a number of offerings including Internal Audit; Information Technology & Specialized Assurance; Treasury; Controllership, Accounting & Reporting; and Digital, Artificial Intelligence Controls & Algorithms.
Terry is a graduate of University of Western Ontario and also has a Diploma in Accounting from Wilfrid Laurier University. Terry is a Chartered Professional Accountant, Chartered Accountant.
CHIEF ETHICS & CONDUCT OFFICER
Ula Ubani is an accomplished leader with 20 years’ experience in global financial services. Ms. Ubani has deep expertise in Change Management, Stakeholder Relations, Corporate Governance, Conduct & Risk Culture, Whistleblower Programs, Sustainability, Internal Communications, Team Building & Leadership.
Ms. Ubani is Chief Ethics and Conduct Officer for BMO Financial Group, a publicly traded diversified Financial Services company serving more than 12 million personal, commercial, corporate and institutional customers in North America and internationally. She is known for being a pragmatic and inspiring leader who is adept at influencing others and transformational change. Ms. Ubani is a frequent speaker on ethics and an experienced non-profit board member.
At BMO, Ms. Ubani provides guidance and insight on ethics and conduct management activities across the bank.
Born in Montreal, Quebec, Ms. Ubani earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Concordia University and a Master of Business Administration from the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto.
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