In Person Meetings Still Work!
Our April Probus Club Meeting for 2022
was our first in person meeting in two years
with our own Dawn Doyle's great presentation on
"Discovering the Azores"
Our May Probus Club Meeting for 2022
will be in person only beginning at 10:00 am,
on Tuesday, May 10!
Our May Speaker will be Michael Boole
"Human Trafficking, Child Exploitation & Money Laundering"
Human trafficking and online child sexual exploitation are a growing scourge,
driven in part by pandemic disruption and emerging payment methods.
Fortunately, the public and private sectors
have been actively responding to this insidious threat.
Project Protect and Project Shadow are public private partnerships (PPPs)
which were created to assist businesses and financial crime investigators
at better identifying and reporting transactions
related to the laundering of funds associated with these crimes.
Hear from Michael Boole, Manager of the Anti-Money Unit at FINTRAC
(the Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada),
as he guides you through key red flags and typologies and recent case studies
that demonstrate FINTRAC’s unique ability to detect
the financial footprints linked to these crimes.
Michael Boole has been with
the Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada (FINTRAC)
for 15 years and has held positions within the
Intelligence, Domestic Policy and Compliance sectors.
He is currently an Anti-Money Laundering Manager
within FINTRAC’s Intelligence Sector,
responsible for the production and dissemination
of financial intelligence to regime partners.
Previous to this role, Michael was a Manager within the Compliance Sector,
and was responsible for overseeing both the National Examination Strategy
and the Administrative Monetary Penalties.
Prior to his work at FINTRAC,
he spent almost a decade working for two of Canada’s major banks.
There are more details about this meeting
in the May 2022 Probus Pilot
From April to June, 2022, we are meeting at
Kanata Baptist Church
at 465 Hazeldean Road, Kanata
At our June 14 meeting, John & Jan Milnes will talk about
"The British Home Children."
Never heard of them?
An estimated 80,000 to 100,000 of these children, aged 4 to 14 years,
came to Canada between 1869 and 1939 to work as farm labourers and domestics.
These two Probus members from the Cornwall Club will present
this fascinating story!
If you are reading this, but are not a member,
please contact our Membership Director
for information about membership.
The Probus Club of Western Ottawa is part of the international organization of Probus Clubs
designed to serve the retired and semi-retired community.
Our club meets on the second Tuesday of each month except during July and August.
The morning begins at 10:00 a.m. for socialization and signing up for activities followed by a speaker.
Topics are varied, interesting and stimulating.
Special social events occur throughout the year.
Visitors are again welcome!
Our Program Committee has an impressive line-up of speakers
for the rest of 2022.
Keep Safe and Stay Well!