About Us

The Association of Canadian Compliance Professionals (ACCP) was founded in 2000 as a non-profit organization designed to assist financial services industry compliance professionals navigate an ever-changing regulatory landscape.

Our pan-Canadian membership base represents a cross-section of compliance individuals from mutual fund dealers, exempt market dealers, investment dealers, dual registered firms, firms that offer insurance and services, and others operating under the purview of the Canadian Investment Regulatory Organization (CIRO). CIRO was formed through the amalgamation of two predecessor SROs, the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) and the Mutual Fund Dealers Association of Canada (MFDA).

We also welcome and benefit from our members working as industry service providers including legal, technology and independent consultants.


  • Promote professionalism amongst compliance professionals
  • Provide and sponsor educational programs
  • Alert members to important regulatory developments
  • Recommend best practices
  • Advocate compliance and regulatory matters

In addition to providing a platform for membership to have a voice in our industry, as a non-profit, the ACCP also recognizes the importance of supporting worthy causes who make a positive impact on our community and fostering the next generation of compliance professionals through our Giving Back + Scholarships programs.

“Member meeting discussions, guest speakers and best practice documents have been invaluable to me in this ever-changing regulatory landscape.”

Member since 2019

“It’s so helpful to be a member of a group that gives us the opportunity to meet and interact with other compliance professionals and an opportunity to regularly meet and table topics for discussion that are current and matter to each of us.”

Member since 2004

“Member meeting discussions, guest speakers and best practice documents have been invaluable to me in this ever-changing regulatory landscape.”

Member since 2019

“Many thanks to the ACCP, for providing members the opportunity to learn, grow, connect, network, contribute, and participate in a sharing and supportive space. The ACCP keeps its members consistently current and forward-thinking, so that we are able to stay well-informed about regulatory developments and industry trends. I have no hesitation in recommending the ACCP to all Compliance professionals!”

– Member since 2008

“Due to the vast geographic area and the small number of compliance officers out in Western Canada, the ACCP has been a tremendous resource for me personally. Being part of the ACCP and having the ability to network with other Compliance Officers, we’re all able to help each other navigate our ever-changing regulatory horizon. Sometimes, knowledge and experience cannot be gained from textbooks.”
Member since 2009

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