Investor Office
November 17, 2016
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We introduced the new OSC Investor Office just over one year ago, and what a year it’s been since then.

Our aim is to achieve better investor outcomes by expanding and modernizing the OSC’s efforts in investor engagement, research, education and outreach, and by bringing new perspectives to the organization’s policy-making and operations. The response we’ve received thus far tells us we’re on the right track.

Read all about our activities and results for the year in our just-released Investor Office Activity Report for 2015-16.

Bill Black will be the Chair of the Board of the new Capital Markets Regulatory Authority (CMRA) after it launches in 2018, and is currently Chair of the Board of the interim Capital Markets Authority Implementation Organization (CMAIO). The Investor Office recently sat down with Bill to discuss his background, the CMRA, the work that’s underway and his current priorities.



We've added three new languages to our multi-lingual website that now provides investing information in 22 languages. Resources in Ukrainian, Dutch and Japanese are now available at

It's important information for people to know, and it's not often provided in multiple languages. Please share.



Participate in #RegHackTO, Canada's first hackathon by a securities regulator (Nov 25-27).

Bring your strategists, subject matter experts, developers and UX designers together for three days of purposeful interaction, and make your mark contributing to a more efficient Canadian regulatory ecosystem.



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TFSA Calculator has many popular tools and calculators, including our Tax-Free Savings Account (TFSA) calculator.

A TFSA can be used to save for any goal. You put after-tax dollars into a TFSA, but your investments grow tax-free and you won’t pay any tax on withdrawal. You can hold a wide variety of investments in a TFSA, for example cash, GICs, bonds, stocks, mutual funds and ETFs.

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Check Before You Invest

The OSC and the Investor Office remind you to always check the registration of any person or business trying to sell you an investment or give you investment advice. 

Visit to learn more about checking registration and disciplinary histories, spotting the warning signs of fraud and receiving investor alerts and warnings from the OSC.




Canadian Securities Regulators Seek Comment on Alternative Funds Framework Comments due: December 22, 2016

The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) – the umbrella organization of Canada’s provincial and territorial securities regulators that includes the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) has published for comment proposed amendments primarily aimed at developing a more comprehensive regulatory framework for publicly offered alternative funds (currently called commodity pools). In addition, they would streamline the regulation of non-redeemable investment funds under NI 81-102. Learn more.




SG 55

The OSC added SG 55 Ltd. ("SG 55") operating as www.b4binary[DOT]com, to its Investor Warning List on November 1. Investors are warned that SG 55 is not registered in Ontario to trade securities or to advise anyone regarding investing in, buying or selling securities. Learn more.


Service Global 52

The OSC added Service Global 52 Ltd operating as www.b4binary[DOT]com, to its Investor Warning List on November 1. Investors are warned that Service Global 52 Ltd., is not registered in Ontario to trade securities or to advise anyone regarding investing in, buying or selling securities. Learn more.


Key Dates


Investor Office Teletownhall

November 23, 2016

The OSC Investor Office’s teletownhalls are a way for the Investor Office to connect with thousands of Ontarians at a time. Teletownhalls work much like a call-in radio show where OSC staff provide information, answer questions and conduct live polls over the course of one hour.

Our upcoming teletownhall is being held as part of Financial Literacy Month, with special guests from the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) and the Mutual Fund Dealers Association of Canada (MFDA). Register now.


OSC in the Community: Protect Your Money

  • Markham - November 29, 2016
  • Malton - November 30, 2016
  • Brampton - December 1, 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.


Roundtable on Proposed Regulatory Action to Improve the Investor-Advisor Relationship, Including a Proposed Best Interest Standard

  • Toronto (Downtown) - December 6, 2016

The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) will be hosting roundtables to further explore issues raised in CSA Consultation Paper 33-404 Proposals to Enhance the Obligations of Advisers, Dealers and Representatives Toward Their Clients, which proposes regulatory action to improve the investor-advisor relationship. Learn more.

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