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    • 23 Feb 2024
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Live Webcast

    Mitigating risks of bias output by AI systems

    Friday, February 23, 12 to 1 p.m. EST


    • Maya Medeiros, Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
    • Carole Piovesan, Co-Founder at INQ Law
    • Justine Gauthier, Director, AI Governance at Mila
    • Kuljit Bhogal, Associate at Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
    • Daniel Bourque, Assistant General Counsel at Workday
    Moderated by:
    • Arun Krishnamurti, Senior Counsel, Google Canada
    CPD to be confirmed (1 hour EDI professionalism has been applied for)

    The Federal government introduced Bill C-27, which includes the Artificial Intelligence and Data Act (AIDA) to establish requirements for the design, development, use, and provision of AI systems.

    AIDA would require entities responsible for high-impact AI systems to establish measures to identify, assess and mitigate the risks of harm or biased output that could result from the use of the system.

    AIDA integrates “biased output” and section 3 of the Canadian Human Rights Act (“CHRA”). Biased output is defined as content that is generated, or a decision, recommendation or prediction that is made, by an AI system and that adversely differentiates, directly or indirectly and without justification, in relation to an individual on one or more of the prohibited grounds of discrimination set out in section 3 of the CHRA, or on a combination of such prohibited grounds. Section 3 of the CHRA sets out the following prohibited grounds of discrimination: race, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, family status, genetic characteristics, disability and conviction for an offence for which a pardon has been granted or in respect of which a record suspension has been ordered . Biased output does not include content, or a decision, recommendation or prediction, the purpose and effect of which are to prevent disadvantages that are likely to be suffered by, or to eliminate or reduce disadvantages that are suffered by, any group of individuals when those disadvantages would be based on or related to the prohibited grounds.

    Join this lively discussion to better understand “biased output” in the context of AI systems, and ways to mitigate risks of biased output.


    • FREE for CAN-TECH Law members
    • $25 plus HST: Non-members

    Special Instructions:

    • You will be emailed a link to access the webinar closer to the event date. Be sure to check your spam/junk folder.

    • No refunds.

    • 7 Mar 2024
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • The Loft (18 Tank House Lane, Toronto, ON M5A 3C4)

    #InspireInclusion: If Not Her, Then Whom?

    Thursday, March 7, 6 p.m. EST

    The Loft (18 Tank House Lane, Toronto, ON M5A 3C4)

    Total Approved EDI Professionalism: 1 hour(s) and 0 minutes(s)

    For International Women’s Day 2024, the Women in Technology Committee at CAN-TECH will be hosting six extraordinary women who will share their stories about how they inspire others to understand and value women’s inclusion. It will be an evening of inspiration, wisdom, and unbridled ambition, all under the vibrant theme of #InspireInclusion.

    We will be bringing together women from different echelons of the professional landscape:

    o    Senior-Level Icons: Masters of their domains, these visionaries redefine leadership. Gain insights from their remarkable journeys, uncovering the secrets to smashing glass ceilings.

    o     Mid-Level Trailblazers: Striking the perfect balance between experience and innovation, our mid-level speakers will share the game-changing strategies that propel careers forward.

    o     Junior-Level Spark: The rising stars who embody resilience and determination. Hear their stories of navigating the early stages of their careers, and learn how they pave the way for future generations.

    Uncover the nuances of two distinct professional realms as our speakers from in-house and private practice settings illuminate the unique challenges and triumphs within their spheres.

    Rather than sitting in the audience and taking notes, we will have a fireside chat with our speakers, followed by cocktails, and then a dinner with one of our speakers at each table.

    Ask her anything.

    Moderated by: 

    Tetyana Klimova, Lawyer at EY Law LLP


    • Fadwa Mohanna, Co-Founder & CEO at One37
    • Christine Jackson, Partner at Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
    • Taslenna Shairulla, Senior Legal Counsel and Chief Privacy Officer at Capital One
    • Breanna Needham, Associate at DLA Piper
    • Aashima Singh, Senior Legal Counsel at Lightspeed Commerce
    • Wendes Keung, Associate at McCarthy Tétrault LLP

    Cocktails: 6:00 to 6:30 p.m.
    Dinner: 6:30 to 9:00 p.m.

    We have capped this event at 50 people (5 tables of 10 attendees; 1 speaker per table), if you would like to attend, please register ASAP. We will be closing registrations at 12 noon on February 29, 2023. We look forward to seeing everyone there!

    Thank you to our sponsors!

    There are no refunds.

    • 8 Mar 2024
    • 12:01 AM
    • 31 May 2024
    • 11:59 PM
    • Virtual

    Recorded on October 25 to 26, 2023 at Hart House

    See the full agenda here

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    Purchase full recording (2 days):

    • CAN-TECH Law Member - $800 + HST
    • CAN-TECH Law In-house/Gov - $500 + HST
    • CAN-TECH Law Student - $150 + HST
    • Practising Lawyer non-member - $1,000 + HST
    • In-house/Gov non-member - $750 + HST
    • Student non-member - $200+ HST

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    Thank you to our sponsors!

Past events

7 Dec 2023 Mind the Gaps: The Impact of Emerging Threats on Cyber Insurance
2 Nov 2023 RECORDING: 2023 CAN-TECH Spring Conference: Back to Basics Bootcamp
1 Nov 2023 Women in TECH Book Club - Klara and the Sun
25 Oct 2023 2023 CAN-TECH Law Fall Conference
13 May 2023 PAST EVENT RECORDING: 2022 CANTECH Fall Conference Recordings
5 May 2023 2023 CAN-TECH Spring Conference: Back to Basics Bootcamp
7 Mar 2023 Ask Me Anything: The Road Less Travelled – Women Charting Their Own Paths.
2 Nov 2022 2022 CAN-TECH Law Fall Conference - DATA DISRUPTION: Managing Changes in Data, Technology and Law
8 Oct 2022 Recording of Back to Normal: The Return to Office through a Diversity Lens
8 Oct 2022 Recording: Understanding the Global Surveillance Industry: The Spyware Case Study and Key Concerns for Canadian Companies and Public Bodies
4 Oct 2022 Understanding the Global Surveillance Industry: The Spyware Case Study and Key Concerns for Canadian Companies and Public Bodies
29 Sep 2022 Back to Normal: The Return to Office through a Diversity Lens
22 Jul 2022 Recording: The Artificial Intelligence and Data Act and Its Potential Implications on Your Organization
23 Jun 2022 Recording of Navigating the Metaverse: Digitized Transformations to the Legal and Business Landscape
22 Jun 2022 Recording: It’s 2022: Do you care where your data is?
22 Jun 2022 Recording:Quebec’s Bill 64: Basics and Big Topics
7 Jun 2022 Recording:2022 CAN-TECH Law Spring Conference
24 Nov 2021 Recording of Women in TECH - Women Telling Stories


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