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Canadas Top Investigative Service Providers Team Up for Powerful Partnership: FIC Acquires Winnipeg Powerhouse Oliver, Yaskiw & Associates

January 4, 2010   by SCM Insurance Services

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Edmonton The nations leading investigative services provider, Forensic Investigations Canada (FIC), announced today its acquisition of Winnipeg investigation and security consulting experts, Oliver, Yaskiw & Associates Inc. (OYA). This strategic purchase provides clients with unprecedented depth, complete national coverage, and investigative services and litigation support through one national provider FIC.
FIC president, Corey Smith, explains that the acquisition adds to FICs existing national coverage, providing its insurance, corporate, and government clients with access to a wide range of investigative services and litigation support. This new partnership also expands FICs product offerings through OYAs extensive experience in investigative support for labour disruptions and emergency site-security.
Both OYA principals, David Yaskiw and Gordon Oliver, have backgrounds as insurance claims and corporate investigation professionals, and as such, bring a valuable set of skills in various types of fraud prevention and managing complex assignments. FIC anticipates drawing on OYAs considerable labour disruptions experience and leveraging their case management best practices to offer clients unprecedented depth and innovation for investigative operations. As FIC and OYA combine operations, clients can also expect major developments in the companys ability to provide twenty-four hour access to all product offerings across Canada.
Yaskiw and Oliver will continue to hold key management positions within FICs operations. As truly innovative pioneers in investigative services, OYA was the first company in Canada to use video surveillance, and Smith asserts that FIC will benefit tremendously from the guidance and experience that Yaskiw and Oliver bring to the table: With over twenty-five years of experience in this industry, these two respected professionals are largely considered the Founding Fathers of covert video surveillance in Canada; theyre the go-to guys for industry best practices.
The purchase agreement between FIC and OYA presents insurance and corporate clients with a valuable resource for risk management: trans-national investigative service offerings and litigation support from the industrys most experienced providers.
Forensic Investigations Canada is the leading national provider of investigation services and litigations support specializing in various types of insurance fraud and corporate loss prevention. Using industry-leading proprietary technology, FIC helps corporations manage risk and combat fraud with complete national coverage and a valuable depth of investigative and security service offerings and litigation support.
For additional information about FIC, please visit their website at

Corey Smith
Forensic Investigations Canada

Gordon Oliver
Oliver, Yaskiw & Associates Inc.

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