CSA

Montréal – To kick off Investor Education month in October, the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) today published Investor Education in Canada 2019 This link will open in a new window, 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 This link will open in a new window and French This link will open in a new window.

The CSA also supports World Investor Week This link will open in a new window (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 This link will open in a new window.

The CSA’s latest investor education updates are available by following @CSA_News This link will open in a new window on Twitter and @CSA.ACVM This link will open in a new window on Facebook, or visiting the CSA’s website, securities-administrators.ca This link will open in a new window.

Additional investor education resources can be found on provincial and territorial securities regulators’ websites:

Autorité des marchés financiers
Talking money in class! contest
Finances: Avoid the Traps!
Tes affa!res

Alberta Securities Commission
Checkfirst.ca This link will open in a new window

British Columbia Securities Commission
www.investright.org This link will open in a new window
www.bcsc.bc.ca This link will open in a new window

Financial and Consumer Affairs Authority of Saskatchewan
https://fcaa.gov.sk.ca/consumers-investors-pension-plan-members/investors This link will open in a new window

Manitoba Securities Commission
Moneysmartmanitoba.ca This link will open in a new window

Nova Scotia Securities Commission
nssc.novascotia.ca This link will open in a new window

Ontario Securities Commission
GetSmarterAboutMoney.ca This link will open in a new window
InvestorOffice.ca This link will open in a new window

The New Brunswick Financial and Consumer Services Commission (FCNB)
fcnb.ca/investing-basics.html This link will open in a new window
fr.fcnb.ca/ABC-placements.html 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 Investor inquiries, please refer to your respective securities regulator. You can contact them hereThis link will open in a new window.

For media inquiries, please refer to the list of provincial and territorial representatives below or contact us at media@acvm-csa.ca.

For more information:

CSA member name

Point of contact

Phone number

Autorité des marchés financiers

Jean-Maurice Bouchard

514-395-0337, extension 2347

Alberta Securities Commission

Hilary McMeekin

403-592-8186

British Columbia Securities Commission

Brian Kladko

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

867-975-6591

Office of the Superintendent of Securities, Newfoundland and Labrador

Renée Dyer

709-729-4909

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