There are many ways to invest. Your choices will depend on your goals, your timeline and your tolerance for risk. It’s important to know some basics.
Typical Financial Scams
Find out how to protect yourself against typical financial scams and where to turn if you think you have been a victim.
IIROC's Investor Brochures
Investor Protection through CIPF
The Canadian Investor Protection Fund (CIPF) provides protection to investors who are clients of firms regulated by IIROC, in the event the firm becomes insolvent or ceases operations due to bankruptcy. CIPF is funded by IIROC-regulated firms and their membership is mandatory.
For more information on CIPF, see the IIROC Investor Alert on CIPF
here or visit CIPF’s website at
Investor Protection through Investor Protection Clinic
The Investor Protection Clinic at Osgoode Hall Law School provides free legal advice to investors across Canada who believe their investments were mishandled and who cannot afford a lawyer.
The Investor Protection Clinic has also released a video series for more information on the following topics:
The Osgoode Investor Protection Clinic has published a Retail Investors Guide to COVID-19.
For more information, visit Investor Protection Clinic website at