Identity Theft - Working Group

Identity Theft - Working Group

If you believe you have been a victim of identity theft, or are at risk of becoming one, please refer to the various resources provided on the following webpages:


In January 2004, Federal, Provincial and Territorial Ministers Responsible for Consumer Affairs recognized the serious concern that identity theft poses for consumers, leaving victims with a poor credit rating, ruined reputation and money losses. The ministers agreed, as a first step, to harmonize awareness efforts to bring consumers the most reliable and complete information on how to reduce the risk of becoming a victim. A multi-jurisdictional CMC working group was struck to examine this and other consumer issues relating to identity theft.


News Releases

  • Remarks by Michael Jenkin, Federal Co-chair, Consumer Measures Committee, Before the House Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics, Ottawa, Ontario May 10, 2007



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Archived Content

Consumer Identity Theft Kit

This kit is intended to provide general infromation and is not a substitute for legal advice.

Identity theft (ID theft) is serious. This kit identifies key ways to reduce your risk of becoming a victim.

Business Identity Theft Kit

For a short, yet in-depth list on how to reduce the risk of identity theft for your business and customers, as well as what to do if a thief strikes, go to the Business Identity Theft Checklist. Print copies are available.