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OPC Data Breach Updates - Last Update: 12 Jun 18 - Arrest Made

12 Jun 2018

The OPC can announce that after several months of investigation and cooperation with the York Region Police an arrest has been made in connection with the January 2018 data breach.

While we are not currently at liberty to name the accused, OPC can confirm the following charges have been brought:

· Unauthorized use of a computer

· Identity Theft

· Mischief with Data

In total the accused could be facing a maximum of 25 years in prison if convicted.

At this time, it does not appear that the data taken/destroyed in January has been sold.

The OPC appreciates your patience during this breach. We understand it can be frustrating to go long periods of time without an update, however we are sometimes limited in what we can share due to privacy and investigative concerns.

We will continue to send updates as they become available.

8 Feb 2018

On return from the holiday break, it was determined that the electronic records maintained by the OPC for the purposes of conducting business were accessed by an unknown person and the information deleted. The OPC is operating under the belief that the data was downloaded/copied without authorization and taking appropriate security steps.

There is a risk that your personal information could be used inappropriately, as such the OPC strongly recommends that you update your passwords for the email address(es) you provided to the OPC. We also recommend monitoring any accounts that share the same email address or password you have used for the OPC website.

As the OPC does not store any payment, pay card or financial information on its website no financial information was impacted. The following non-financial fields were compromised:

All registration or applicant information may have been impacted. This does not include government ID numbers. The following non-financial fields were among those compromised:


First Name

Given Name

Last Name

Date of Birth

Other/Former Surname


Street Address



Postal Code

Residential Phone

Cell Phone

Work Phone

Primary Email

Secondary Email



Should you have unusual activity in your email accounts or by telephone or mail, please contact York Regional Police or your local police service. Further information will be made available when it is known. The Privacy Commission website provides advice for protecting your identity and privacy at and elsewhere on their website.

The matter is currently under investigation by York Regional Police Service. The OPC is fully cooperating with their investigation as well as conducting its own investigation into the breach.

In order to access the OPC website you will need to reset your password. This is mandatory and aids in the securing of your information and privacy. If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to the OPC Privacy Officer at

In order to reset your password, follow these steps:

  • ·         To click on the figurine in the top right corner of
  • ·         Click on ‘Forgot Password’. 
  • ·         An email will be sent to the member’s mailbox. 
  • ·         Click on the link in the message and follow the directions. 
  • ·         Return to the OPC website, login using the new password.

The Ontario Provincial Committee of the Air Cadet League of Canada is providing this information in compliance with the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) and the Digital Privacy Act. The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada will be notified if it is determined to be appropriate. 

About The OPC

The Air Cadet League of Canada, Ontario Provincial Committee is a civilian, volunteer-led, not for profit organization sanctioned by the National Air Cadet League of Canada and in partnership with the Department of National Defence, to administer and support the Air Cadet Program across Ontario.     



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