Chantal Cipriano, Lawyer/Compliance Manager, BMO Private Banking, Joins NCFA’s Ambassador Program

About NCFA Canada | Craig Asano | Mar 22, 2016

Chantal Cipriano pic 300x300 - Chantal Cipriano, Lawyer/Compliance Manager, BMO Private Banking, Joins NCFA’s Ambassador ProgramTORONTO, ON March 22, 2016 – The National Crowdfunding Association of Canada (NCFA Canada) today announced that Chantal Cipriano, Lawyer and Compliance Manager, BMO Private Banking, has joined the Association’s Crowdfunding Ambassadors Program.

“Chantal brings a wide range of skills, professional background and keen interest to advance the development and growth of crowdfunding markets across Canada.  She will be assisting NCFA on a variety of educational and compliance/standards related work and we look forward to her valued inputs as an ambassador of the Association and industry at large", said Craig Asano, Executive Director, NCFA Canada.

NCFA Canada Crowdfunding Ambassadors

Crowdfunding Ambassadors (CFAs) are leaders, educators, supporters and advocates of an inclusive and broad-based crowdfunding industry in communities across Canada. They are circles of influence and ‘go to resources’ for small businesses, organizations and investors to connect with, share and learn about crowdfunding via locally hosted events and initiatives. CFAs are specialists and plugged into an international network of shared resources, thought leadership, and industry professionals striving to cultivate and shape the future of crowdfunding in Canada and beyond.

Chantal Cipriano, Lawyer and Compliance Manager, BMO Private Banking

Chantal Cipriano is a Lawyer and Manger of Compliance with BMO Private Banking, supporting the bank in their dealings with the trusts, estates, pensions and registered plans of high net worth individuals. She holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto in Languages, a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Leicester, and a Master of Laws from Osgoode Hall Law School with a focus on Securities Regulation, Corporate Finance and Copyright Law. During Chantal’s Master's, her Corporate Finance paper weighed in on the pros and cons of the Crowdfunding regime prior to its coming into fruition, advocating for it to come into force. Chantal was a speaker at the second annual Crowdfunding Summit, advising on how to protect your business as both a startup venture and Crowdfunding platform.

Chantal is the Public Affairs Liaison of the Ontario Bar Association’s Young Lawyers’ Division. Her focus during her tenure has been on increasing membership in the organization and assisting with developing educational seminars for lawyers across the country. As an ambassador of the National Crowdfunding Association, she will seek to carry out the same mandate in helping the association grow and by promoting awareness.

Chantal’s entrepreneurial spirit was sparked at a young age by becoming part of The Finishing Touch Decorators, a residential and commercial painting and interior decorating company. Her role includes processing accounts, negotiating and drafting contracts, and advising on legal matters. Her goal is to continue helping small businesses grow.

“Crowdfunding is a way of bringing your ideas and passions to life without the often deterring high legal costs and burdens on small companies without the capital. Canada is far too behind – failing to keep up with other parts of the world which are actively embracing Crowdfunding could result in extraordinary companies re-locating to do business elsewhere. This will ultimately lead to a negative impact on the Canadian economy.” – Chantal Cipriano

Chantal can be reached at

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About National Crowdfunding Association of Canada

The National Crowdfunding Association of Canada (NCFA Canada) is a cross-Canada non-profit actively engaged with both social and investment crowdfunding stakeholders across the country.  NCFA Canada provides education, research, leadership, support and networking opportunities to over 1300+ members and works closely with industry, government, academia, community and eco-system partners and affiliates to create a strong and vibrant crowdfunding industry in Canada.  Learn more About Us or visit

Source: NCFA Canada

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Craig Asano
NCFA Canada
Executive Director
p. (416) 618-0254