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

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July 3, 2018

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

The CSA's Investor Education Committee (IEC) and its members work to educate and protect Canadian investors through a variety of national and local initiatives.

"The IEC's primary goal is to provide a credible and objective voice to help Canadians make better-informed financial decisions," said Louis Morisset, CSA Chair and President and CEO of the Autorité des marchés financiers. "This report provides a great inside perspective into the work our membership has put toward achieving that goal, in each and every province and territory."

The report highlights national investor education initiatives from 2017 to 2018, including the CSA's multi-year campaign to warn investors about the dangers of binary options fraud. In the reporting year, the campaign achieved remarkable success, including a complete ban on binary options in Canada. The report also highlights the findings of the 2017 Investor Index study of Canadian investors and their habits, as well as many regional projects.

The report can be viewed on the CSA's website at securities-administrators.ca.

The CSA, the council of the securities regulators of Canada's provinces and territories, co-ordinates and harmonizes regulation for the Canadian capital markets.

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For more information:      

Kristen Rose
Ontario Securities Commission
416-593-2336 

Hilary McMeekin
Alberta Securities Commission
403-592-8186

Alison Walker
British Columbia Securities Commission
604-899-6713
 
Sylvain Théberge
Autorité des marchés financiers
514-940-2176 
 
Jason (Jay) Booth
Manitoba Securities Commission
204-945-1660
 

Sara Wilson
Financial and Consumer Services 
Commission, New Brunswick
506-643-7045
 
David Harrison
Nova Scotia Securities Commission 
902-424-8586

 
Steve Dowling
Government of Prince Edward Island, 
Superintendent of Securities
902-368-4550

Craig Whelan
Office of the Superintendent of Securities 
Newfoundland and Labrador
709-729-5661

Rhonda Horte
Office of the Yukon Superintendent of 
Securities
867-667-5466

Jeff Mason
Nunavut Securities Office
867-975-6587

 
Tom Hall
Office of the Superintendent of Securities
Northwest Territories
867-767-9305
 
Shannon McMillan
Financial and Consumer Affairs
Authority of Saskatchewan
306-798-4160

 


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