Registration Now Open for All 2016 CAIRP Continuing Education Events

Registration is now open for the 2016 Forums, the all-new CAIRP Insolvency & Restructuring EXCHANGE and the CAIRP Annual Conference.

CAIRP Insolvency and Restructuring Forums

CAIRP’s Forums offer valuable opportunities for insolvency, restructuring and turnaround professionals to network with colleagues and hear notable experts share insights on today’s key issues in consumer and mid-market corporate insolvency.

CAIRP Exchange

The CAIRP I&R EXCHANGE presents a new and unique opportunity for professionals from all three areas of insolvency and restructuring practice - consumer, mid-market and corporate - to network and learn together.

CAIRP Annual Conference 2016 – Montréal

This year, CAIRP’s Annual Conference will take place in Montréal – where Old World charm meets North American energy. Come and experience the sheer joie de vivre! Join us for three fantastic days of  insolvency and restructuring professional development, networking and excitement in one of the most spirited and romantic cities in Canada.

You can register for all events HERE.
Winner of the Lloyd Houlden Fellowship - Isabel Langlois
CAIRP is pleased to announce that the 10th Annual Lloyd Houlden Fellowship has been awarded to Isabel Langlois.
Ms. Langlois is an associate at the Calgary office of Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP. She practices primarily in the areas of commercial and corporate litigation and insolvency law. She was called to the Bar in the Province of Alberta in 2015. Ms. Langlois holds a Master of Laws from the University of Toronto, a Bachelor of Laws (Hons.) from the University of Leicester in the United Kingdom, and a Bachelor of Arts from Memorial University.
Ms. Langlois’ research paper will provide an overview of the origin of common law trusts, outline the historical evolution of statutory trusts, and identify current inconsistencies and issues in the jurisprudence. Her research will address the following question: Can statutory trusts and deemed trusts be considered common law trusts? This review of the basic principles of common law trusts and statutory trusts will provide insolvency professionals with a better understanding of the trust mechanism and how this mechanism interacts with the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act in bankruptcy proceedings.
The $20,000 Fellowship is named after the late Hon. Lloyd Houlden, Q.C., a distinguished former Justice of the Ontario Court of Appeal. It is awarded annually to support “an original analysis of innovative ways to improve the insolvency system, a historical analysis of particular features of the system or an exploration of any other insolvency-related idea.” Authors from any part of the insolvency community – practicing trustees and lawyers, as well as academics and students – are eligible to apply.
CAIRP Honours and Awards Nominations

It is time to recognize our peers and nominate them for one of the awards. CAIRP encourages you to submit nominations for the following awards:
Fellowship Award - Deadline April 30, 2016
The Association’s highest award to members who have given exemplary service and brought distinction to the profession and the Association.

Keith G. Collins Award - Deadline April 30, 2016
This award is given to an individual who has displayed Keith’s positive attributes of integrity, courtesy and professionalism; someone respectful of others, unpretentious and who shows the willingness to mentor and share knowledge and demonstrate community service.

New Member's Award of Merit - Deadline April 30, 2016
The New Member’s Award of Merit recognizes a new member (someone who has obtained their CIRP within the past five years) who demonstrates outstanding excellence in their profession through volunteer leadership in CAIRP and/or volunteer service in other community organizations.

Outstanding Volunteer Award – Applications can be presented at any time (no form necessary)
This award is given to someone who has given exceptional volunteer service to the Association through one or more specific activities and/or provided continuous support to the Association.

For more information about the CAIRP Honours and Awards, please visit our website:
Please send your completed nomination forms to the attention of the Honours and Awards Nominating Committee at 277 Wellington Street West, Toronto, ON  M5V 3H2 or via email to

Upcoming CQP Dates

Insolvency Administration Course – Spring exam

The registration for the IA spring session started on February 23, 2016 and will continue until April 7, 2016. The exam will be held on April 21, 2016. Information regarding the examination can be downloaded here:

March 25, 2016 - Deadline to enroll in the Core Knowledge Course if appearing at the Core Knowledge Exam in September 2016
March 31, 2016 - Core Knowledge Exam (1st session)

Employment opportunities
Allan Marshall & Associates Inc. is seeking a Licensed Insolvency Trustee to join their team in Nova Scotia.

Key skills, qualifications and attributes:
Licensed Insolvency Trustee (CAIRP) or student in the program. Excellent knowledge and understanding of insolvency rules, laws and procedures; An undergraduate degree would be an asset; Ability to review financial statements and to identify gaps; Proficient computer skills; Sound professional and financial judgement; Excellent written/verbal communications and report writing skills; Excellent attention to detail; Ability to work well under pressure and manage multiple responsibilities; Accounting designation (CPA-CA/CPA-CMA/CPA-CGA) would be an asset.
Behavioral competencies:
Passionate about client services; Desire to constantly learn and share; Driven to improve and succeed; Works well unsupervised and as a part of a team; High level of ethics and moral persuasion.
All resumes and inquiries will be received confidentially and we thank you for your interest in this job posting. Please be advised only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted for follow-up.
Mentorship Program for CQP Candidates
The New Members Committee (“NMC”) is proud to announce the launch of our new pilot Mentorship Program. The Mentorship Program will allow candidates in the CIRP Qualification Program (“CQP”) to connect with new members of CAIRP (those who have obtained their CIRP within the past five years).
The Mentorship Program is designed to complement but not replace the current candidate-sponsor relationship. The Mentorship Program seeks to allow candidates to speak with and learn from others who have recently passed through the program in order to help better prepare them to succeed in the CQP.
The committee is looking for candidates who would be interested in participating in this pilot program and who believe they would benefit from having a mentor.
For more information, or to submit your candidature, please email or 

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