Whistleblower Program

The AMF has set up a secure window for whistleblowers. Whistleblower reports will be dealt with thoroughly and in strict confidence by a specialized team.


Are you a whistleblower?

A whistleblower is a person who discloses information to the AMF that may show that:

  • A contravention of an Act administered by the AMF has been, or is about to be, committed, or
  • The person submitting the report has been asked to commit such a contravention.

Potential whistleblowers include current and former employees, directors, co-workers of the person committing the wrongdoing, service providers and friends and family members.

What is the Whistleblower Program?

The AMF’s Whistleblower Program is designed to:

  • extend maximum privacy protection to whistleblowers
  • gather any information that may show a contravention of an Act administered by the AMF.

Whistleblowers make an important contribution by sharing information that might not otherwise be available to investigators. Thanks to whistleblowers, authorities can uncover more offences, intervene earlier and minimize the consequences of such offences for victims. In some cases, the information provided by whistleblowers can even help prevent offences from being committed.

What is whistleblowing?

Whistleblowing is when an individual reports information to the AMF that may show a contravention of an Act administered by the AMF.

What protections are provided?

The AMF has put various measures in place to maximize the protection extended to whistleblowers by ensuring their identity is kept confidential and they are protected against reprisals:

  • Confidentiality: The AMF takes all the necessary steps to protect the anonymity of anyone who makes a whistleblower report.
  • Immunity from civil liability: Anyone who, acting in good faith, reports a contravention of an Act administered by the AMF will not incur civil liability for doing so.
  • Ability to make a whistleblower report despite confidentiality obligations. Contraventions may be reported despite any restrictions on disclosure set out in Québec statutes, provisions of any contract or duties of loyalty or confidentiality—including to an employer or client—that the person making the report would normally be bound by.
  • Prohibition against taking a reprisal against a whistleblower acting in good faith to prevent him or her from making a report. Reprisal includes the demotion, suspension, dismissal or transfer of the whistleblower or any disciplinary or other measure that adversely affects the whistleblower’s employment or working conditions.
  • Prohibition against threatening to take a reprisal against a good-faith whistleblower so that the whistleblower will abstain from making a report or cooperating in an AMF investigation.

How is a whistleblower’s information handled?

The AMF will ensure that your whistleblower report is received and handled in a secure manner. For confidentiality reasons, we will not provide a written acknowledgement of receipt when you make a report.

A team specialized in handling these types of reports will gather and analyze the information and take strict measures to keep your identity confidential.

If additional information or clarification is required after your report has been analyzed, an investigator from the Whistleblower Program will contact you on a confidential basis. Please note that, to safeguard the integrity of the process, if your report leads to an investigation by the AMF, no comment on the status of the investigation will be provided to you by the Whistleblower Program staff.

Make a disclosure

  • Gather the information and prepare your documents: You will have to indicate the names of the persons or firms concerned, their contact information, key dates, etc. You will be able to attach digital documents.
  • Completing the form will take about 45 minutes: You will have to complete and submit it in a single session, as it will not be possible to save your progress and return to complete the form at a later time.
  • Plan to do it when you know you won’t be interrupted: After a period of inactivity, your session may time out. We will check to see whether you wish to continue. If you don’t, your incomplete whistleblower information form will be cancelled.
  • Take precautions: We recommend that you use a personal computer and avoid logging in from a public wi-fi network.

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Log in to your secure space e-mail account enabling you and the AMF to exchange information and documents.

To gain access, you must have previously submitted a disclosure on-line.

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