Certified Financial Supervisor (CFS) Level 1: Crisis Preparedness Program

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Toronto, Ontario
May 25th - May 31st, 2024
09:00AM - 05:00PM

Chuin Hwei Ng

Senior Program Director

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Program Description

A week-long in-person program that will act as a wonderful opportunity for supervisors to learn from Toronto Centre program leaders, as well as to network and learn from their international peers whilst studying the key concepts and practices of crisis preparedness.

Practice using processes of contingency planning and choosing among possible resolution options for dealing with failing financial institutions.

Participants will be able to:

  • Gain tools to assist in the surveillance of the financial sector and take necessary measures when alerted to an impending crisis
  • Practice using processes of contingency planning and choosing among possible resolution options for dealing with failing financial institutions
  • Coordinate with supervisors, central banks, deposit insurers and other authorities during a crisis, both nationally and internationally
  • Deal with the systemic consequences of failures of financial institutions

At the end of this program, participants will be able to examine the critical components of a crisis preparedness / contingency planning guide in the event of a financial crisis, in accordance with international best practices.

For any questions, please feel free to send an email to Eliza Solis-Maart, the program coordinator:

The following TC Notes provide relevant background information:

Lessons for Supervisory Authorities from Crisis Simulation Exercises

Integrating Microprudential Supervision with Macroprudential Policy

Exit Policy: Taking Supervisory Action to Deal with Non-Viable Financial Institutions

Program Agenda

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The agenda for this program is available for viewing in the attachment. 

This course will be taught by Toronto Centre 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 is US$2350 for participants from ODA countries. The fee for non-ODA country individuals is US$2500.

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.


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 now closed.


The program will be hosted at Vantage Venues, located at 150 King Street West, Toronto, Ontario. Please note that participants are responsible for their own accommodation arrangements in Toronto.


Who Should Attend

  • Middle/senior-level supervisors and regulators with responsibilities in supervision of the banking, securities, insurance or pensions sectors, or managing financial stability and financial surveillance, and central bankers involved in monetary policy and operations
  • Staff of deposit insurance corporations and Ministry officials responsible for financial stability

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

Topics Covered

The program will address:

  • Contingency planning
  • Resolution options
  • Surveillance tools


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