Janice Deganis

Partner, National Insurance Leader,

Professional experience summary

Audit and professional work experience

►  Canadian National Insurance leader with over 30 years of professional experience

►  Deep understanding of life insurance, reinsurance and property & casualty insurers, workers compensation board strategic,accountingandbusinessissues

►  Lead auditor or quality reviewer of life, reinsurance property & casualty, mortgage and workers compensation audits.

►  Working with the actuarial and accounting profession to communicate the evaluation of the IFRS 17 accounting standard

►  Significant technical accounting knowledge working with insurance contracts and IFRS conversions

►  Extensive knowledge of the regulatory framework, role of the actuary, capital and accounting issues relating

►  Frequent presenter at insurance industry forums related to issues facing the insurance industry across a broad range of topics

Professional Memberships and Boards

► Member of the EY global Finance, Risk and Actuarial Change group as Canada’s representative
► Member of the EY global insurance IFRS 17 working group
► Chair of the Auditors’ OSFI Advisory group relating to property & casualty and life insurance entities – Chair of IFRS 17 working groups for life and P&C
► Chaired the Auditor MCT working group with OSFI for the 2011 and 2015 changes to MCT and was a member of the LICAT working group with OSFI looking at the implications for LICAT from the auditor perspective
► Member of the Professional Conduct Committee, Chair of Subgroup, of CPA Ontario
► Member of the AcSB TRG for IFRS 17 in Canada
► Sole Accounting member on the IFRS 17 CIA (Canadian Institute of actuaries) working Group
► Accountant on the Discussion Group (DG) for CIA on the Role of the Actuary
► Member of the IBC/OSFI joint IFRS 17 KPI working group
► Chair of the CPA Canada – JPS (Joint Policy Statement) concerning communications between Actuaries and Auditors
► Chair of Professional Women’s Network – EY Waterloo Office


► Honours BA – University of Waterloo


►  Chartered Accountant

►  Certified Management Accountant CMA

►  Certified Public Accountant CPA (Illinois)

►  Licensed Public Accountant LPA

►  Fellowship awarded in 2020