Online Resources: Securities Commissions and Regulators

​Helpful information on financial resources, tools, and investor education programs from regulators across Canada and around the world.


Securities Commissions

  • 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).
  • 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.
Other Canadian Regulators
  • Financial Consumer Agency of Canada (FCAC) - The FCAC is an independent body working to protect and inform consumers of financial products and services. The FCAC website has tip sheets, publications and interactive tools on many financial products and services.

  •  Mutual Fund Dealers Association of Canada (MFDA) – The MFDA is the self-regulatory organization for mutual fund dealers in Canada. The MFDA protects investors through the enforcement of the MFDA's By-laws, Rules and Polices.



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International Regulators
Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) - FINRA is an independent, not-for-profit organization authorized by Congress to protect America’s investors by making sure the securities industry operates fairly and honestly.
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.
The International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) - IOSCO is the acknowledged international body that brings together the world's securities regulators and is recognized as the global standard setter for the securities sector. IOSCO’s Investor Education Gateway hosts information about many IOSCO members' on-line investor education activities, as well as IOSCO publications and presentations regarding investor education.
North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) - Organized in 1919, the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) is the oldest international organization devoted to investor protection. NASAA is a voluntary association whose membership consists of 67 state, provincial, and territorial securities administrators in the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Canada, and Mexico.
U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) - The mission of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is to protect investors, maintain fair, orderly, and efficient markets, and facilitate capital formation. The SEC oversees the key participants in the securities world, including securities exchanges, securities brokers and dealers, investment advisors, and mutual funds. The SEC’s Office of Investor Education and Advocacy provides a variety of services and tools to address the problems and questions that an investor may face.


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