Money laundering is a serious crime that affects Canadians' safety, security and quality of life. It is a process used to disguise the source of money or assets that come from illegal means. Criminal organizations rely on laundered funds to feed other activities like corruption, fraud, human trafficking, and trade in drugs and firearms. It also poses a threat to the integrity and stability of the global financial system and the broader economy.
This is a complex and rapidly evolving problem, which the Government of Canada takes very seriously. Since 2019 the Government has provided $319.9 million and $48.8 million ongoing to strengthen the Anti-Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Regime. Key investment areas include:
- modernization of anti-money laundering laws
- strengthening of inter-agency cooperation and information sharing, and
- equipping law enforcement with tools and expertise to support investigations
The Financial Crime Coordination Centre (FC3)
The Financial Crime Coordination Centre (FC3) is a five-year pilot initiative led by Public Safety Canada. In 2019, the Government provided $24 million for its creation. It is an important part of the Government's efforts to strengthen inter-agency collaboration and capacity-building. FC3 brings together anti-money laundering professionals from across jurisdictions and coordinates support through:
- training and expertise development;
- analysis of emerging money laundering threats and responses;
- legislative and policy initiatives;
- knowledge sharing on enforcement tools and resources; and
- providing partner support and best-practice resources.
FC3 Knowledge Hub Portal
FC3's Knowledge Hub is an online, access-restricted collaboration space that serves professionals at all levels of government who deal with money laundering and other financial crimes, particularly those in investigative or enforcement roles. The portal connects members to key resources and subject matter experts and raises awareness of anti-money laundering efforts across Canada. It also provides practical information to help investigators, prosecutors, and other professionals in their work.
Existing User Access
If you are a member of the anti-money laundering community in Canada and would like to connect with the FC3 on their ongoing initiatives, please complete the general inquiries form.
Anti-Money Laundering News and Reports
- Strengthening Canada's anti-money laundering regime through collaboration and capacity building
- RCMP Integrated Money Laundering Investigative Team charge Money Services Business owner
- RCMP teams set to battle money laundering
- Government of Canada invests $98.9M over five years to modernize the RCMP and strengthen its foundations to help fight money laundering and identify proceeds of crime
- Government of Canada Leads National Response to Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing
- Consultation on Strengthening Corporate Beneficial Ownership Transparency in Canada: What We Heard
- Consultation on Reviewing Canada's Anti-Money Laundering and Anti-Terrorist Financing Regime
- FINTRAC Operational Alerts
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