Canadian securities regulators publish annual report highlighting investor education campaigns and activities

CSA Securities

Montréal – The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) today published an annual activity report outlining its investor education and outreach efforts over the past year.

The CSA’s Investor Education Committee (IEC) and its members work to educate and protect Canadian investors through a variety of national and local initiatives.

“The IEC’s primary goal is to provide a credible and objective voice to help Canadians make better-informed financial decisions,” said Louis Morisset, CSA Chair and President and CEO of the Autorité des marchés financiers. “This report provides a great inside perspective into the work our membership has put toward achieving that goal, in each and every province and territory.”

The report highlights national investor education initiatives from 2017 to 2018, including the CSA’s multi-year campaign to warn investors about the dangers of binary options fraud. In the reporting year, the campaign achieved remarkable success, including a complete ban on binary options in Canada. The report also highlights the findings of the 2017 Investor Index study of Canadian investors and their habits, as well as many regional projects.

The report can be viewed on the CSA’s website at This link will open in a new window.

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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For more information:

CSA member name

Point of contact

Phone number

Alberta Securities Commission

Hilary McMeekin

403 592-8186

Autorité des marchés financiers

Sylvain Théberge

514 940-2176

British Columbia Securities Commission

Alison Walker

604 899-6713

Financial and Consumer Affairs, Authority of Saskatchewan

Shannon McMillan

306 798-4160

Financial and Consumer Services Commission, New Brunswick

Sara Wilson

506 643-7045

Government of Prince Edward Island, Superintendent of Securities

Steve Dowling

902 368-4550

Manitoba Securities Commission

Jason (Jay) Booth

204 945-1660

Nova Scotia Securities Commission

David Harrison

902 424-8586

Nunavut Securities Office

Jeff Mason

867 975-6587

Office of the Superintendent of Securities, Newfoundland and Labrador

Craig Whalen

709 729-5661

Office of the Superintendent of Securities, Northwest Territories

Tom Hall

867 767-9305

Office of the Yukon, Superintendent of Securities

Rhonda Horte

867 667-5466

Ontario Securities Commission

Kristen Rose

416 593-2336