News Releases and Notices

2020

CIPF is Managing its Operations Responsibly in Reaction to COVID-19 - March 24, 2020

The Government of Ontario has ordered the mandatory closure of all non-essential workplaces effective March 24, 2020 at 11:59 pm. Workplaces engaged in the capital markets have been designated as essential workplaces not subject to mandatory closure. The Canadian Investor Protection Fund (CIPF) will, accordingly, maintain such on-site operations as are necessary to fulfil our obligations to safeguard the interests of Canadian investors. To protect the well-being of our staff, most CIPF employees are working from home and only staff who must be onsite to perform key functions are doing so in compliance with public health best practices.

CIPF remains focused on meeting our key responsibilities. We are collaborating with the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA), the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC), and other stakeholders. We are actively monitoring domestic and international developments and financial policy measures. COVID-19 presents unique challenges, and the situation is dynamic. However, our contingency planning and 50 years of experience in managing insolvencies primes us to respond effectively. We are well-prepared to adapt if needed and will provide updates as warranted.

How to Reach Us

CIPF is available to answer your questions and will respond as soon as feasible. You can reach us by phone or email.

Phone: 1 866 243 6981      Email: info@cipf.ca

Please provide complete details about how CIPF can help you and your full contact information so we can get back to you. Thank you.

CIPF is Managing its Operations Responsibly in Reaction to COVID-19 - March 18, 2020

The Canadian Investor Protection Fund (CIPF) has implemented part of its Business Continuity Plan to protect the well-being of our staff and fulfil our obligations to safeguard the interests of Canadian investors. As of March 18, most CIPF employees are working from home. Only staff who must be onsite to perform key functions are doing so and are complying with public health best practices.

CIPF remains focused on meeting our key responsibilities. We are collaborating with the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA), the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC), and other stakeholders. We are actively monitoring domestic and international developments and financial policy measures. COVID-19 presents unique challenges, and the situation is dynamic. However, our contingency planning and 50 years of experience in managing insolvencies primes us to respond effectively. We are well-prepared to adapt if needed and will provide updates as warranted.

How to Reach Us

CIPF is available to answer your questions and will respond as soon as feasible. You can reach us by phone or email.

Phone: 1 866 243 6981      Email: info@cipf.ca

Please provide complete details about how CIPF can help you and your full contact information so we can get back to you. Thank you.

CIPF's response to COVID-19 - March 16, 2020

The health and safety of our employees and all Canadian market participants is of paramount importance to CIPF. As a result of the COVID-19 coronavirus, CIPF has triggered a portion of its Business Continuity Plan, specifically its policy for staff to work remotely. CIPF's office is therefore operating with limited staff onsite, with remaining staff working from home.

We remain committed to carrying out our core responsibilities, and we will continue to liaise closely with members of the Canadian Securities Administrators, the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada, and other stakeholders. We will also continue to monitor domestic and international developments relating to COVID-19. We will adapt plans and issue further communication, as appropriate, as the situation develops.

2019

JIPF and CIPF sign Memorandum of Understanding, June 7, 2019

2018

CIPF and MFDA IPC sign Memorandum of Understanding, October 29, 2018

Notice for Seniors’ Month

Notice about New Director on the CIPF Board, June 15, 2018

CIPF/IIROC webcast “Membership Disclosure–Benefits of IIROC Membership”

2017

CIPF article in Mediaplanet Financial Literacy Campaign, November 30, 2017

CDIC and CIPF sign Memorandum of Understanding, October 30, 2017

Notice on New Training Seminar Eligible for IIROC Compliance CE Credits

Notice about Three New Directors on the CIPF Board, July 13, 2017

Notice Regarding Amendments to CIPF Disclosure Policy, May 1, 2017

2016

Notice Regarding New CIPF Brochure dated December 2016

CIPF Issues Notice to Former Customers of First Leaside Securities Inc., October 26, 2016

Notice Regarding CIPF Appeal Committee decision dated May 26, 2016

2015

Ernst & Young Inc. and CIPF provide information on Octagon Capital Corporation Bankruptcy

CIPF Issues Notice to Former Customers of First Leaside Securities Inc., September 22, 2015

Notice Regarding CIPF Coverage Dated September 22, 2015

CIPF/IIROC webcast “Understanding CIPF Coverage”, July 29, 2015

Rozanne Reszel, CIPF’s President and Chief Executive Officer, was interviewed by Christopher James Palafax and featured in  Advantage Magazine’s April/May/June 2015 issue.  Please find article here.

2014

CIPF Financial Statements December 31, 2014

CIPF Issues Notice to Former Customers of First Leaside Securities Inc., December 24, 2014

CIPF Issues Notice to Former Customers of First Leaside Securities Inc., May 8, 2014 

CIPF Issues Notice to Former Customers of First Leaside Securities Inc., January 16, 2014

2013

CIPF Issues Notice to Former Customers of First Leaside Securities Inc., November 19, 2013

CIPF Issues Notice to Customers of First Leaside Securities Inc., November 1, 2013

CIPF Issues Notice to Customers of First Leaside Securities Inc., April 11, 2013

2012

CIPF Issues Notice to Customers of First Leaside Securities Inc., December 7, 2012

CIPF Issues Notice to Customers of First Leaside Securities Inc., August 16, 2012

CIPF Issues Notice to Customers of First Leaside Securities Inc.,  February 24, 2012

CIPF Issues Notice to Customers of Barret Capital Management Inc., February 14, 2012

2011

MF Global Canada Co. News Release, November 4, 2011

CIPF Issues Notice to Customers of Thomson Kernaghan & Co. Limited, August 19, 2011

2010

Canadian Investor Protection Fund launches redesigned website, February 25, 2010