Who We Are

Our Company

Benard + Associates helps our clients through a variety of services including investigation, mediation, background screening and locate services, education and policy design. As experienced workplace investigators, regulatory investigators, mediators and consultants we have the ability to assist our clients in dealing with the most complex conflicts. The expertise of our team is always welcomed by regulators who have trusted in our services for well over a decade, as well as employers who rely on our efficient, sensistive and transparent processes for dealing with situations that require third party neutrals to undertake unbiased approaches aimed at resolution. Our approach is unparalleled in the industry because we bring a unique mix of skills and backgrounds to our work. Our head office is located in Waterloo, Ontario with investigators strategically based accross the province. We also travel accross Canada to provide specialized services for clients as required. Benard + Associates is a licensed investigation agency in Ontario. 


Dean Benard, CEO, Benard Group of Companies 

Dean Benard founded the company in 2004 with a vision to integrate his expertise in investigations and mediation, and develop unique and effective approaches for all his clients. Dean has been an investigator for over 20 years and has established himself  as an expert in his field. As a former registered nurse, police officer, regulatory investigator and manager, as well as a seasoned workplace investigator, Dean is frequently sought after to take on complex and high profile investigations. He has built a strong client base through the consistent delivery of high quality investigation and mediation   services.

Please click here to learn more about Dean Benard, or to book him for a speaking engagement.  

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Our Team

Our team members have the knowledge, experience and expertise to provide a blend of services resulting in tailored solutions that meet the needs of our clients.  All of our investigators are licensed under Ontario's Private Security and Investigative Services Act. Meet our team:


Our Clients

Benard + Associates demonstrates our ability to meet the needs of a diverse group of clients.  To protect client confidentiality we cannot reveal individual identities without specific permission from our clients, therefore, we have provided a list of the various types of clients who may require our services.  Please click here to learn more about our client base.


Compliance with Accessibility for Ontarians With Disabilities Act

Benard + Associates is compliant with the Accessibility For Ontarians With Disabilities Act. This act requires compliance in a phased approach and we are pleased to be fully compliant with all expectations currently outlined in the act. Please click here for more information on our policy. Should you wish to provide customer feedback please click here to obtain the customer feedback form.  


Our Core Values

At Benard + Associates, we are committed to our core values which include:

  • Integrity - We are trustworthy and dependable to our clients and each other. We act with integrity at all times.
  • Professionalism - We behave professionally in every circumstance and expect the same from our colleagues.
  • Accountability - We accept that we are not perfect, admit our mistakes, and strive to learn from them.
  • Collaboration - We recognize the strengths of our clients and colleagues and work diligently to learn from each other and combine our talents to achieve better outcomes.

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