Canadian securities regulators announce review of framework for self-regulatory organizations

CSA Securities

Toronto and Vancouver – The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) today announced that it will undertake a review of the regulatory framework for the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) and the Mutual Fund Dealers Association of Canada (MFDA).

“The regulatory framework for these self-regulatory organizations has been in place for several years, and the industry has evolved significantly during this time,” said Louis Morisset, CSA Chair and President and CEO of the Autorité des marchés financiers. “In response to requests formulated by market participants, we believe it is appropriate to revisit the current structure and seek comment from stakeholders.”

The CSA expects to publish a consultation paper by mid-2020. As part of the consultation, the CSA will re-examine the initial policy reasons for the current regulatory framework, as well as its benefits, strengths and challenges. Additionally, the CSA will consult with industry stakeholders and consider the evolution of the financial services industry and the impact of innovation on the current framework.

IIROC is recognized by all 13 provincial and territorial jurisdictions, and the MFDA is recognized by eight provinces. The current regulatory framework requires that registered investment dealers be members of IIROC and registered mutual fund dealers be members of the MFDA in the provinces that recognize the MFDA.

The CSA, the council of the securities regulators of Canada’s provinces and territories, co-ordinates and harmonizes regulation for the Canadian capital markets. 

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CSA member name

Point of contact

Phone number

Autorité des marchés financiers

Sylvain Théberge


Alberta Securities Commission

Hilary McMeekin


British Columbia Securities Commission

Brian Kladko


Financial and Consumer Affairs Authority of Saskatchewan

Shannon McMillan


Financial and Consumer Services Commission, New Brunswick

Sara Wilson


Government of Prince Edward Island, Superintendent of Securities

Steve Dowling


Manitoba Securities Commission

Jason (Jay) Booth


Nova Scotia Securities Commission

David Harrison


Nunavut Securities Office

Jeff Mason


Office of the Superintendent of Securities, Newfoundland and Labrador

Renée Dyer


Superintendent of Securities, Department of Justice, Government of the Northwest Territories

Tom Hall


Office of the Yukon Superintendent of Securities

Rhonda Horte


Ontario Securities Commission

Kristen Rose