Where an FP Canada™ certificant is found to have breached the Standards of Professional Responsibility, an FP Canada Standards Council Discipline Hearing Panel can impose discipline sanctions ranging from a letter of admonishment to suspension or revocation of certification.
In accordance with the FP Canada Standards Council Policy on the Publication of Disciplinary Information, all decisions issued by a Hearing or Appeal Panel are published on FP Canada’s website. A certificant’s disciplinary history is also linked to the Find a Planner or Certificant tool—a publicly accessible, historically searchable, database maintained by FP Canada.
The following chart provides notice of current proceedings before FP Canada Standards Council Discipline Hearing Panels and Appeal Panels. Additional information is available below about completed hearings.
|Ronald G. Olsthoorn||Adjourned||TBD||View Details|
|Brian Walter Wilkinson||Merits Hearing||June 22, 2022||View Details|
|Joe Yalkezian||Merits Hearing||August 18, 2022||View Details|
|Sarah Chilton (nee Davie)||Merits Hearing||September 12, 2022||View Details|
|Kirsteen (Kirsty) Thomson||Merits Hearing||September 19, 2022||View Details|
|Hunter Wei-Shun Wang||Merits Hearing||September 21, 2022||View Details|
|Milan Plentai||Merits Hearing||October 18, 2022||View Details|
|Scott Nichols||Merits Hearing||November 17, 2022||View Details|
|Larry South||Merits Hearing||December 8, 2022||View Details|
|Serguei Totrov||Merits Hearing||January 25, 2023||View Details|
|Gordon Malic||Merits Hearing||February 23, 2023||View Details|
This schedule is provided for public information and is subject to change. If you have a question about an upcoming proceeding or hearing date, please contact Shahmen Mazhar, Standards Council Complaint Intake and Case Coordinator, at email@example.com.
Notice: As a result of changes to the FP Canada Standards Council Disciplinary Rules and Procedures (DRP) and the FP Canada Standards Council Disciplinary Rules and Procedures for Examination Misconduct (DPEM) which took effect on September 1, 2020, FP Canada now publishes allegations of misconduct for matters referred to a Hearing Panel. All matters referred to a Hearing Panel prior to September 1, 2020, are subject to the procedures in place at the time of referral.
Interim Suspensions and/or Disclosure of Investigations
Pursuant to the Standards Council Policy on the Disclosure of Investigations and Interim Suspensions, the Standards Council has the ability to obtain interim suspensions and/or seek permission to disclose an active investigation, in exceptional circumstances and as necessary to protect the public. All interim suspensions are noted on a certificant’s profile on the Find a Planner Tool.
To view a certificant’s/candidate’s current status, please search the Find a Planner tool.
Notice: As a result of changes to the FP Canada Standards Council Disciplinary Rules and Procedures (DRP) and the FP Canada Standards Council Disciplinary Rules and Procedures for Examination Misconduct (DPEM) which took effect on September 1, 2020, FP Canada now publishes the full decision and reasons, in addition to a summary, in all matters where a finding of misconduct has been made. All matters referred to a Hearing Panel prior to September 1, 2020, are subject to the procedures in place at the time of referral.