Last Updated: January 19, 2021

Next Meeting

Wednesday, February 3 at 10:00 AM

Due to the need to limit physical proximity as the Coronavirus Pandemic takes its course, Probus Ottawa - Rideau Valley has suspended its physical monthly meetings until further notice. We are still active though and are doing our best to find ways to keep in touch with you. With that in mind we will continue to hold our monthly presentations using Zoom Conferencing. This month's presentation will feature

Christine Allum and Michael Hutchinson

who will speak to us about

Protecting Your Money

Staff from the Ontario Securities Commission will talk about fraud prevention and making informed financial decisions.
Attend this presentation to learn about:

- Common frauds and scams
- How to protect yourself from fraud
- What questions to ask your financial representative
- Available resources

Christine Allum is Senior Advisor, Investor Engagement and Stakeholder Partnerships in Investor Office at the Ontario Securities Commission where she partners with various groups and organizations to deliver investor education and fraud prevention workshops. Prior to joining the OSC, she worked at the Toronto Stock Exchange. Her financial expertise includes adult training, curriculum resource development, relationship management and community outreach. She graduated from Ryerson University and Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto.

Michael Hutchinson started with Peel Regional Police in 1982 and retired with 30 years service in 2012 at the rank of Detective Staff Sergeant. His varied experience included assignments in Uniform Patrol and leadership roles in a wide range of specialized investigative units. After retiring from policing, Michael joined the Ontario Securities Commission in September 2012 as an Investigator. He has worked on regulatory cases, quasi-criminal and criminal matters. Between 2016 and 2018 he was the Acting Manager of the OSC Joint Securities Intelligence Unit. Since then, Michael has been responsible for building partnerships with law enforcement, other regulators and related securities industry partners. His current role also includes disrupting misconduct in matters not assigned for a full investigation.

In order to attend the presentation you will need to download Zoom to your Android, Apple or Windows device. You may attend on your phone, your tablet or your computer. In the next week or two you will be receiving an invitation to the meeting.  There will be a link in the invitation that will take you directly to the meeting. 
Further information about Zoom can be found in April Newsletter #3 available via the menu at the top of this page or by clicking on the following link. Newsletter April #3

You can download Zoom from the Zoom Download Site. Some useful tips for installing and using Zoom can be found here.

Here you will find downloads for all major platforms including tablets and smartphones.