About Us


Jewellers Vigilance Canada Inc. ( JVC ) is a non-profit association to advance ethical practices and loss prevention within the jewellery industry. JVC works in full partnership with the RCMP and other law enforcement agencies.

JVC has a volunteer Board of Directors comprised of industry leaders from refiners to manufacturers, large chain retailers to independently owned single store retailers and a representative from all major industry associations.

We are making it our mandate to help jewellers take charge and take action to make everyday a safe and profitable one. This web site along with our crime prevention program is dedicated to fulfilling this mandate.


Phyllis Richard,
Executive Director

Phyllis Richard joined JVC in April 1996 as Executive Director. Her involvement with the jewellery industry began with Henry Birks and Sons in the 1970's where she remained for fifteen years. After leaving Birks she joined an import company based in Toronto as General Manager where she remained for six years.

John Lamont
JVC Director of Loss Prevention

John has worked in Loss Prevention in the jewellery industry for 25 years.
Det. Doug Bedford
York Regional Police

Loss Prevention Advisor
to JVC Board of Directors

Carla Adams
Executive Coordinator
Jewellers Vigilance Canada

Carla Adams joined JVC in August 1994. Carla deals with all the day to day operations for JVC and works closely with consumers and the trade.
Previously, she had spent 10 years with the Canadian Bar Association as a Section Coordinator organizing legal seminars for lawyers across Ontario.

Brett Walker
Loss Prevention Advisor
Jewellers Vigilance Canada

Brett has had several years of loss prevention experience and is presently working as a Regional Loss Prevention Manager for a major jewellery chain.