UPDATE RE: COVID-19 ESSENTIAL WORKPLACES
Thursday, March 26, 2020 11:20 AM
Dear CPIO Members and Industry Stakeholders:
Council of Professional Investigators of Ontario
On March 23, 2019, the Ontario Government ordered the mandatory closure of all non-essential workplaces as of Tuesday March 24, 2020, at 11:59 PM. The closure is to remain in effect for 14 days with the possibility of an extension.
The CPIO is committed to ensuring its members are up to date on the latest information that effects the industry. As such, the CPIO obtained a legal opinion from counsel which clearly sets out the opinion that private investigative services are deemed to be “essential workplaces”. We ask that you please review the enclosed opinion in its entirety. For those businesses who choose to remain open during this time, the Government has urged business owners to ensure measures are put in place to safeguard the well-being of its employees.
The CPIO is undoubtedly concerned about the impact this shutdown will have on our industry and understand that this will be a difficult time for employees, and employers within the private sector. We encourage you to reach out to us should you have any additional questions or concerns.
Brian M Sartorelli
President, Council of Professional Investigators of Ontario
Brian Sartorelli, President
Ross Dunsmore, Counsel
The Council of Professional Investigators of Ontario (CPIO)
The protection of corporate and private assets is fundamental to the economic health of an organization or private citizen. The CPIO is an association of professional and private investigators who are licensed in the Province of Ontario to conduct a wide range of investigations. Whether you are in the need of a due diligence background inquiry, an insurance fraud investigation or even a major and complex corporate internal fraud investigation, its membership are able to provide the expertise and professionalism required to meet your needs.
The CPIO is dedicated to the representation of the Professional Investigators in the Province of Ontario, through the development and application of industry training, professional standards, and code of ethics.
What We Do
The CPIO believes that in order to properly represent the professional investigation industry we must continue to do the following:
We strive to have our members recognized as the premier private investigation agencies and private investigators in the Province of Ontario.