Canadian securities regulators encourage investors to look out for ETF Facts


Vancouver – The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) today launched an awareness campaign encouraging investors to read the Exchange-Traded Funds (ETF) Facts they receive from their dealers when they invest in an ETF, an investment fund that trades like a stock but may hold a diversified portfolio of investments.

Effective December 10, 2018, dealers will be required to deliver the ETF Facts to investors who purchase ETF securities. The ETF Facts will provide investors with key information about an ETF in an accessible, easy-to-understand format, including potential benefits, risks and costs of investing in an ETF.

“Reviewing the ETF Facts helps investors have informed conversations with their registered investment advisors about their ETF investments, for example how an ETF would fit within their portfolio or how certain features of an ETF, such as its fees and expenses, compare to other ETFs,” said Louis Morisset, CSA Chair and President and CEO of the Autorité des marchés financiers.

The campaign includes a new webpage This link will open in a new window and interactive ETF Facts sample This link will open in a new window highlighting information investors can expect from the ETF Facts, such as fund performance, management expense ratio (MER), fund holdings and more. There are also brief ETF Facts explainer videos on YouTube.

Investors can also consult the ETF Facts on the website of the company offering the fund, or simply ask their investment advisor for a copy.

The CSA, the council of securities regulators of Canada’s provinces and territories, coordinates 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

Craig Whalen


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