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COVID-19: Message from the IQPF’s CEO

Date : 19 March 2020

In light of current circumstances and the measures put in place by the Québec and Canadian governments to fight COVID-19 (the coronavirus), the IQPF has decided earlier this week to close our offices until further notice, to protect our employees, our visitors and anyone they may come into contact with. It is everyone’s responsibility to limit the propagation of the virus as much as possible.

Most of our employees will continue to work from home, thanks to our tools and IT systems, which will allow us to maintain most of our services remotely. For the rest, we are proactively rethinking all our activities in order to be prepared to face this unique situation.

Financial planners have always had a supporting role. One of their greatest responsibilities is to help their clients manage their emotions. With the current situation, more than ever, F.Pl. will have to be available, understanding, attentive and proactive. This is how they will contribute to take us through this crisis.

I wish to assure you that the IQPF is monitoring the situation closely and tracking updates from the appropriate health care authorities. We are convinced that it is such strong measures as the ones taken by our governments and the ones we are taking that will make all the difference in these exceptional circumstances.

Jocelyne Houle-LeSarge, FCPA, FCGA, IQPF Fellow, FP Canada Fellow
President & CEO, Secretary