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August 5, 2021
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Enhanced protections for older and vulnerable investors will soon be available. The Ontario Securities Commission (OSC), with other Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) members, published new tools to address financial exploitation and diminished mental capacity. These protections deliver on key priorities from the OSC Seniors Strategy. Learn more

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Single Self-Regulatory Organization

The CSA, which includes the OSC, announced its plan to create a new, single self-regulatory organization (SRO) that will provide enhanced regulation of the investment industry.

The new SRO, as described in CSA Position Paper 25-404 New Self-Regulatory Organization Framework, will consolidate the functions of the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) and the Mutual Fund Dealers Association of Canada (MFDA). The CSA will also combine two existing investor protection funds – the Canadian Investor Protection Fund and the MFDA Investor Protection Corporation – into an integrated fund independent of the new SRO. Learn more

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Finding Your Financial Path

Many investors are cautiously optimistic about the future. Financial goals like buying a home or saving for retirement remain important. A financial plan can serve as a blueprint for achieving your goals and motivate you to save and invest. It can also help you prepare for unexpected events that could impact your personal finances. Learn more

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The Risk-Return Relationship

The risk-return relationship is an important concept in investing, but it is often misunderstood. Generally, the higher the potential return of an investment, the higher the risk. However, there is no guarantee that you will actually get a higher return by accepting more risk. Learn more

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Education Cost Calculator

Do you know how much your child’s college or university program could cost? Use our Education Cost Calculator to estimate the costs for attending a specific college or university program as well as typical food, residence and other living expenses. Try the calculator 

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Recovered Funds for Investors

Approximately 40 investors may be eligible to file a claim with respect to roughly $435,000 recovered from Ronald Mainse, David Rutledge and 6845941 Canada Inc., carrying on business as Anesis Investments. Learn who is eligible to make a claim and how to make a claim here.

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OSC 2021-2022 Statement of Priorities

The OSC published its 2021-2022 Statement of Priorities, which outlines 20 priority areas on which the OSC will focus resources and actions over the coming fiscal year, as well as the expected outcomes. Learn more

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National Financial Literacy Strategy

The Financial Consumer Agency of Canada (FCAC) released a renewed National Financial Literacy Strategy. It is a five-year plan to help Canadians build financial resilience and reflects the economic impact of the pandemic on many Canadians, the diverse needs of consumers, especially the most vulnerable, and the evolving expectations of Canadians in an increasingly digital financial marketplace. Learn more

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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


Proposed streamlined capital raising option for Canadian-listed issuers

Comments due: October 26, 2021

The CSA is proposing to introduce a new prospectus exemption for issuers listed on a Canadian stock exchange that is expected to provide a more efficient way for them to raise capital. 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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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.

  • August 10, 2021 - Webinar (Strathroy)
  • August 17, 2021 - Webinar (Toronto)
  • August 18, 2021 - Webinar (Toronto)
  • August 24, 2021 - Webinar (Toronto)
  • August 25, 2021 - Webinar (Windsor)

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