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June 15, 2021
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Today is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. In Canada, financial abuse is one of the most common forms of abuse targeting older people. Victims often don’t realize, or don’t want to consider, that they’ve been victimized, especially if a friend or family member is involved. Learn more


The Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) continues to implement its Seniors Strategy and its vision for a stronger and more secure financial future for all Ontario seniors. The OSC recently announced members of the Seniors Expert Advisory Committee for 2021-2022 to advise staff on securities-related policy, operational, education and outreach activities as it relates to Ontario’s older investors.

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Signs of Financial Elder Abuse

Everyone has a role to play in identifying and preventing financial elder abuse. If someone tells you they are being abused, pressured or coerced, it is best to believe them, take their claims seriously, ask questions and offer support. Here are 7 signs to remember

Laura Tamblyn Watts

Meet Laura Tamblyn Watts, CEO of CanAge and expert on matters involving older adults.

We recently sat down with Laura to talk about the well-being of seniors and the work of CanAge during the pandemic. Full interview

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Share Your Experiences and Views

The OSC's Office of Economic Growth and Innovation (Innovation Office) is surveying investors and businesses to understand their experiences and views on the use of technology for certain processes and requirements. The information will help inform modernizing regulation initiatives as well as design a potential test theme for a new regulatory testing environment.

✏️ Take the survey as an investor
✏️ Take the survey as a regulated firm or technology provider 

The Innovation Office supports and encourages innovative business models. Learn more about the team, its charter and initiatives at

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Fee Calculator

Do you know how much in investment fees you are paying? Fees can reduce the return on your investments. Use the Fee Calculator to understand the impact of fees on your portfolio over time. Try the Fee Calculator

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Protect Against Identity Theft

Identity theft is when someone uses your personal information to commit fraud. They may use your name, SIN, credit card or investment account information. Here are 6 ways to protect yourself

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Report Fraud

Financial fraud can be a stressful and time-consuming experience. If you suspect that you've been defrauded, it's important to react quickly. Follow these 4 steps when reporting fraud

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Ban on Deferred Sales Charges

The OSC previously announced that it is moving to ban deferred sales charges (DSC) on mutual funds in Ontario.

On June 3, the OSC published local final amendments to NI 81-105, that prohibit the payment by fund organizations of upfront sales commissions to dealers, which will result in the discontinuation of all forms of the DSC option. Learn more

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TFSA Maximizer Schemes

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) is warning Canadians about participating in tax schemes where promoters are claiming that individuals can transfer funds out of their registered retirement savings plan (RRSP) or registered retirement income fund (RRIF) into a tax-free savings account (TFSA) without paying taxes and without regard to the annual TFSA contribution limit. Learn more

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Proposed amendments to NI 14-101 Definitions and Consequential Amendments

Comments due: July 21, 2021

The CSA are proposing amendments related to a uniform definition of "Canadian financial institution" and a revised definition of "Handbook." Learn more


Proposed framework for commodity benchmarks

Comments due: July 28, 2021

Canadian securities regulators, including the OSC, proposed a framework for the designation and regulation of commodity benchmarks and the persons or companies that administer them. Learn more


Proposed amendments to OSC Rule 25-501 & Proposed Changes to Companion Policy 25-501

Comments due: July 28, 2021

The OSC published a separate notice of proposed amendments to OSC Rule 25-501 and the CP regarding commodity benchmarks.

OSC Rule 25-501 is based on, and consistent with, Multilateral Instrument 25-102 Designated Benchmarks and Benchmark Administrators (MI 25-102) of the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA). Consequently, for additional background and other information, please see the CSA Notice of MI 25-102 and Companion Policy dated April 29, 2021. Learn more


Proposal to streamline continuous disclosure requirements

Comments due: September 17, 2021

The CSA is proposing changes to the continuous disclosure requirements for non-investment fund reporting issuers that will streamline and clarify their annual and interim filings. Learn more




Always know the 10 most recent OSC investor warnings and alerts by bookmarking this Fact Card or embedding it on your website or blog.


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Ultimatefxpro ltd, found at www[dot]ultimatefxpro[dot]com, is not registered in Ontario to engage in the business of trading in securities. Learn more


COVID-19 Fraud Alerts

Watch our COVID-19 fraud alert video series. Fraudsters are exploiting the fear surrounding economic conditions and the COVID-19 pandemic.


IOSCO Investor Alerts

Stay informed about the latest international investor warnings and alerts by visiting the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) Investor Alerts Portal.




OSC in the Community

OSC in the Community is an outreach program that takes the OSC's regulatory mandate from Bay Street to Main Street. OSC staff travel to communities across Ontario to talk to people about making informed financial decisions and avoiding investment fraud.

To protect the health and safety of the public and staff, all OSC in the Community events will be delivered online or by phone until further notice. We will continue to monitor the situation and follow guidance from public health authorities.

  • June 15, 2021 - Webinar 
  • June 16, 2021 - Webinar 
  • June 22, 2021 - Webinar 
  • June 23, 2021 - Webinar 
  • June 24, 2021 - Webinar 
  • June 30, 2021 - Webinar 
  • July 13, 2021 - Webinar 

Learn more

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