For Immediate Release        
July 31, 2017


Canadian securities regulators publish annual report outlining investor education campaigns and activities

Toronto – The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) today published an annual activity report outlining its investor education and outreach efforts over the past year.

“The CSA Investor Education Committee continues to prioritize investors’ needs and develop innovative ways to help Canadians understand more about their finances,” said Louis Morisset, CSA Chair and President and CEO of the Autorité des marchés financiers. “The latest activity report is a testament to the success the Committee has had in reaching investors across Canada with important educational information and resources.”

In 2016-2017, the CSA launched campaigns to educate investors about the importance of checking registration and how to recognize and avoid binary options scams. The CSA also adapted and promoted videos to raise awareness about new requirements under the Client Relationship Model Phase 2 (CRM2) and related changes to how advisers must report to their clients on the costs, performance, and value of their investments.

The report can be viewed on the CSA’s website.

The CSA, the council of securities regulators of Canada’s provinces and territories, coordinates and harmonizes regulation for the Canadian capital markets. 

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For more information:

Kristen Rose  
Ontario Securities Commission

Hilary McMeekin
Alberta Securities Commission

Alison Walker
British Columbia Securities Commission

Sylvain Théberge  
Autorité des marchés financiers

Jason (Jay) Booth
Manitoba Securities Commission

Andrew Nicholson
Financial and Consumer Services
Commission, New Brunswick

David C. Harrison       
Nova Scotia Securities Commission

Steve Dowling
Office of the Superintendent of Securities

John O’Brien
Office of the Superintendent of Securities
Newfoundland and Labrador

Rhonda Horte
Office of the Yukon Superintendent of Securities

Jeff Mason
Nunavut Securities Office

Tom Hall
Office of the Superintendent of Securities
Northwest Territories

Shannon McMillan
Financial and Consumer Affairs
Authority of Saskatchewan