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The CPIO is a non-profit organization, which serves to ensure that the professional investigation sector in Ontario is comprised of investigative experts who are professional, trustworthy and effective. Additionally, CPIO is uniquely positioned to represent investigators and set the standard by strategically creating training, networking and legislative platforms all designed to provide the public with the most professional investigative services possible in the marketplace.

All members of the CPIO must be licensed by the Province of Ontario, insured and adhere to the Code of Ethics and Privacy Policy of the Council. Moreover, they must always conduct themselves in the best interests of the public.

Activities of the Council– Mission, Vision and Values

  • Consults and advocates to federal and provincial regulators regarding proactive legislative change;
  • Consults and advocates to the Ministry of the Solicitor General and Correctional Services;
  • Publication of a quarterly newsletter devoted to provide cutting edge information regarding sector trends, best practices and legislation;
  • Maintenance of designed to keep the industry informed regarding sector developments;
  • Conduct professional development seminars designed to increase expertise;
  • Promotion of our members to those who require the services of a licensed private investigation agency.


The CPIO is governed by a set of corporate By-laws designed to maintain rules, orders, procedures and professionalism for both the corporation and the membership. For further information please click in the link below.

Code of Ethics

All members of the CPIO strictly adhere to the professional Code of Ethics. Professionalism, ethical behaviour and effective investigations are the standard by which all Council members conduct their business. For further information regarding the Council’s Code of Ethics, please click on the link below.

Privacy Policy

Integrity, Confidentiality, Professionalism and Experience are the cornerstones on which the Council of Professional Investigators – Ontario (CPIO) has built its reputation.


The Council of Professional Investigators of Ontario (CPIO) is dedicated to the representation of the profession of Private Investigators in the Province of Ontario, through the development and application of industry training, professional standards, and code of ethics.


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