Investor News
December 11, 2015

Checking the registration of your investment firm or adviser is an important step to take to avoid becoming a victim of investment fraud. Always check before you invest by visiting, Canada’s national registration search website. is an initiative of the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA), the umbrella organization of Canada’s provincial and territorial securities regulators, including the Ontario Securities Commission. The CSA recently refreshed its registration search tool to make it easier to find an investment firm or adviser's current registration status and learn more about the kinds of products and services that they are allowed to offer.




Happy Holidays from the Investor Office!

As 2015 comes to a close, all of us at the Investor Office wish you a very safe and happy holiday season!

We know that this busy season can sometimes create lot of stress, especially for your wallet. Fortunately, we’ve got you covered with 8 tips to help you keep your holiday spending on track.




National Strategy for Financial Literacy

Investor Office Director Tyler Fleming met with Jane Rooney, Canada's Financial Literacy Leader to discuss further collaboration and share information on initiatives underway. Follow the link below to learn more about Jane and the National Strategy for Financial Literacy.







Police Conference on Aging Population

Investor Office staff participated in the Toronto Police Service’s 2015 Community Police Consultative Conference on the city's aging population. Fraud, elder abuse and financial literacy were among the topics discussed.






Industry Footprint

When it comes to investment firms, not all are the same. From boutique one-person shops to large international bank-owned firms, there is a firm for every type of investor.







Re: Investing

Have a question about investing or the investment world? Ask us or find out what other people are curious about. We want to hear from you.




Provincial/Territorial Capital Markets Act Draft

Comments due: December 23, 2015

The participating provinces and territory of the Cooperative Capital Markets Regulatory System are welcoming comments for the draft provincial/territorial Capital Markets Act and draft initial regulations. Learn more.


Whistleblower Program

Comments due: January 12, 2016

The OSC is seeking public comments for its proposed Whistleblower Program, which is designed to encourage individuals to report information about serious securities- or derivatives-related misconduct to the OSC. Learn more.




A & L Royal Finance

The OSC added A & L Royal Finance to its Investor Warning List on December 8. Investors are warned that A & L Royal Finance is not registered in Ontario to trade securities or to advise anyone regarding investing in, buying or selling securities. Learn more.


KFM Investment Group

On December 1, the OSC added KFM Investment Group to its Investor Warning List. KFM Investment Group is not registered in Ontario to trade securities or to advise anyone regarding investing in, buying or selling securities. Learn more.


Key Dates


OSC in the Community: Protect Your Money

  • Toronto - January 20, 2016

OSC staff are taking the Commission's regulatory mandate from Bay Street to Main Street with seminars on preventing fraud and making informed investment decisions. Learn more.

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Here's a tip!

The 2015 RESP contribution deadline is December 31! Check out our RESP savings calculator to see how your contributions and savings can cover your child’s future education costs.

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