Investment Planning Counsel is a private company partly owned by management and advisors, with the majority of shares owned by IGM Financial, a TSX listed company. IGM Financial is a member of the Power Financial group of companies (http://www.powerfinancial.com) a key participant in the financial services industry in Canada. Power Financial's subsidiaries include Investors Group, Great West Life, London Life, Mackenzie Financial Corporation and Canada Life.
Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) is the national self-regulatory organization and representative of the securities industry. Their members include more than 190 investment dealers playing an essential role in the Canadian economy by raising capital for governments and businesses and by helping individuals and institutions invest with confidence in open and fair capital markets. http://www.iiroc.ca.
The Canadian Investor Protection Fund (CIPF) was created by the investment industry to ensure that client assets are protected – within defined limits – in the unlikely event that a CIPF Member become bankrupt. Assets include cash, securities and certain other property. CIPF is not a government organization. www.cipf.ca