The IIO recognizes that the wait for an investigation to conclude is challenging for Affected Persons and their families. The IIO places the highest importance on ensuring an unbiased, thorough investigation, and only information that does not jeopardize the integrity of the investigation will be provided until such a time as the investigation has concluded.
Updates provided to Affected Persons and families often include information regarding the status of the file and upcoming milestones. Upon conclusion, if an investigation is not being referred to Crown Counsel for consideration of charges, the IIO will provide as much information as possible to Affected Persons and families, while respecting relevant privacy laws.
Where an investigation is referred to Crown Counsel, the IIO is limited in what information that can be provided until a charge decision and any related court proceedings are concluded.