Internet Resources for Investors

Canadian Investor Protection Fund (CIPF)
CIPF provides protection to investors who are clients of dealer firms regulated by IIROC, in the event the firm becomes insolvent or ceases operations due to bankruptcy. Learn more from IIROC's investor alert.

Canadian Securities Institute (CSI)
Learn more about the Canadian Securities Course (CSC) and other financial services educational training.

Financial Consumer Agency of Canada (FCAC)
Empowering consumers and promoting compliance. The FCAC website has tip sheets, publications and interactive tools on many financial products and services.

Funny Money
IIROC contributes funding to the Funny Money for High Schools Assembly Program, which draws on humour to deliver its financial literacy program across the country.

Get Smarter About Money (Operated by the Investor Education Fund, IEF)
The IEF develops and promotes unbiased, independent financial information, programs and tools to help consumers make better financial and investing decisions. It was established as a non-profit organization by the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC).

International Forum for Investor Education (IFIE)
IFIE’s goal is to improve investor education on a worldwide basis so that consumers in all jurisdictions are able to make informed choices about financial products and investments.

Junior Achievement (JA)
JA empowers young people to own their economic success. Volunteer-delivered, K-12 programs foster work-readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy skills, and use experiential learning to inspire kids to dream big and reach their potential.

Ombudsman for Banking Services and Investments (OBSI)
OBSI offers free, independent and fair dispute resolution services. OBSI’s service is one of the dispute resolution options open to clients of IIROC-regulated firms. Learn more about those investor options on IIROC’s website.
OSC Investor News (OSC Office of the Investor)
The Office of the Investor leads the effort to identify and understand investor issues and concerns through investor engagement and research. OSC Investor News features the latest updates on issues that matter to investors.
Investor education links to Canada’s 10 provincial and 3 territory regulators and their umbrella organization, the Canadian Securities Administrators:
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