Learn more about what the ASC is doing to support market participants and investors.
Oct 01, 2019
Montreal —To kick off Investor Education month in October, the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) today published Investor Education in Canada 2019, its annual activity report that highlights CSA investor education and outreach initiatives.
The CSA is also launching two national CSA digital educational campaigns for Investor Education month. The first encourages Canadians to use the mobile-friendly National Registration Search to ensure the person offering them investments is properly registered to sell securities. The second campaign highlights the importance of understanding fees paid on investments.
“Securities regulators are giving Canadians important information to make informed investing decisions and are working towards improving the investor experience,” said Louis Morisset, CSA Chair and President and CEO of the Autorité des marchés financiers. “Investor education and protection are key CSA priorities. This report summarizes the comprehensive approach we’re taking to educate and connect with Canadians and reflects the strong collaboration among CSA members.”
The annual activity report highlights several successful CSA initiatives including investor education campaigns on exchange-traded funds and cryptocurrency awareness.
Investor Education in Canada 2019 is available in English and French.
The CSA also supports World Investor Week (WIW), an initiative of the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO), which takes place September 30 to October 6, 2019. A list of participating jurisdictions can be found on the WIW website.
The CSA’s latest investor education updates are available by following @CSA_News on Twitter and @CSA.ACVM on Facebook, or visiting the CSA’s website, securities-administrators.ca.
Additional investor education resources can be found on provincial and territorial securities regulators’ websites:
British Columbia Securities Commission
Alberta Securities Commission
Financial and Consumer Affairs Authority of Saskatchewan
Manitoba Securities Commission
Ontario Securities Commission
Autorité des marches financiers (Québec)
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The New Brunswick Financial and Consumer Services Commission (FCNB)
Nova Scotia Securities Commission
The CSA, the council of the securities regulators of Canada’s provinces and territories, co-ordinates and harmonizes regulation for the Canadian capital markets.
For Investor inquiries, please refer to your respective securities regulator. You can contact them here.
For media inquiries, please refer to the list of provincial and territorial representatives below or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information:
Kristen Rose Ontario Securities Commission 416-593-2336
Jean-Maurice Bouchard Autorité des Marchés Financiers 514 395 0337 x2347
Jason Booth The Manitoba Securities Commission 204-945-1660
Shannon McMillan Financial and Consumer Affairs Authority of Saskatchewan 306-798-4160
Steven Dowling Government of Prince Edward Island Superintendent of Securities 902-368-4550
Tom Hall Office of the Superintendent of Securities, Northwest Territories 867-767-9305
Jeff Mason Nunavut Securities Office 867-975-6591
Hilary McMeekin Alberta Securities Commission 403-592-8186
Brian Kladko British Columbia Securities Commission 604-899-6713
Sara Wilson Financial and Consumer Services Commission, New Brunswick 506-643-7045
David Harrison Nova Scotia Securities Commission 902-424-8586
Renée Dyer Office of the Superintendent of Securities Newfoundland and Labrador 709-729-4909
Rhonda Horte Office of the Yukon Superintendent of Securities 867-667-5466