A Case Study in White Collar Crime and Ethical Decision Making

Earn continuing professional education (CPD) credits at the movies with this one-hour and half webinar featuring Collared available on CPA Ontario’s Professional Development portal.

The program consists of a viewing of the documentary Collared as seen at Hot Docs for Continuing Professional Education, a case study in insider trading and business ethics. The documentary is followed by a discussion panel with host and lawyer Garrick Apollon, Kelly Ohayon, CPA, CA and Collared’s main character Joseph Grmovsek, who bring additional insight into the world of white-collar crime, detection and prevention.

This engaging edutainment program will benefit all business professionals who want to understand how ethical decision-making impacts business and personal lives, and how the line is between ethical and unethical decision making can be blurred, complex and confusing process over time.


The Collared screening and panel discussion is an engaging learning activity to expand your understanding of the risks associated with information misappropriation and insider trading.

Collared harnesses the power of storytelling to generate a reflection on how to deal with ethical dilemmas in our professional life.


This activity is a valid CPD/CPD learning activity for professionals with Continuing Education (CPD/CPE) obligations such as lawyers, accountants, and other business professionals. Visite the CPA Ontario PD portal for more inforation. Each professional organization and jurisdiction has its own CPE or CPD requirement. It is recommended that you visit your professional organizations’ website to ensure participation in this activity will fulfil your CPD/CPE requirements.

Ethics and Professional Responsibility
  • Better understand the duty of professionals to maintain confidentiality and the fiduciary duty obligations towards your client in a professional context
  • Review of the key principles of confidentiality and information protection applicable to professionals based on the legislation and other authorities prohibiting information misappropriation and insider trading
Compliance and Risk Management
  • Acquire best practices for analyzing ethical dilemmas for ethical decision making in relation to information misappropriation and insider trading
  • Understand how your organization can monitor and respond to information misappropriation and insider trading risks through risk management and corporate compliance


    Kelly Ohayon

    Kelly Ohayon


    Kelly Ohayon is a senior global executive who worked in a range of industries starting from professional services to manufacturing, telecommunications, mining, renewable energy, infrastructure and commercial real estate and for well known companies such as PwC, Deloitte and Bombardier. She is currently the MD Financial Governance and Controls at BMO Financial Group. Kelly as acquired in-depth expertise in Governance, Risk and Compliance, specializing in Enterprise and Fraud Risk Management, Regulatory Compliance, Anti-Bribery and Corruption Programs and Internal Audit.
    Joseph Grmovsek

    Joseph Grmovsek

    Reformed White-Collar Criminal

    A former lawyer in Ontario, he is Canada’s first and still only individual who has received a criminal conviction and sentence of imprisonment for illegal insider trading activities. He was incarcerated for close to three years in stays that included two maximum security prisons and has since embarked on a journey toward redemption as a former white-collar criminal.

    Garrick Apollon

    Garrick Apollon


    A lawyer, scholar and producer, Garrick is a part-time professor at the University of Ottawa Telfer School of Management MBA program in the field of Corporate Governance and Ethics, and a Senior Fellow at the Hennick Centre for Business and Law at York University. Collared is Garrick’s debut feature-length documentary and he oversaw the research and development of the project. He has several peer-reviewed publications in leading American law journals in the field of corporate governance and ethics. 

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