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What is your organization? Are you a for-profit financial institution, and what is your purpose?



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This is a website run by the Ontario Securities Commission’s Investor Office.

The Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) is an independent and self-funded Crown corporation, accountable to the Ontario Minister of Finance, that is responsible for regulating the capital markets in Ontario. Our statutory mandate is “to provide protection to investors from unfair, improper or fraudulent practices and to foster fair and efficient capital markets and confidence in capital markets.”

As a regulatory agency, the OSC administers and enforces the Securities Act (Ontario) and the Commodity Futures Act (Ontario). Specifically, the OSC works to protect investors by making and enforcing rules governing the securities industry in Ontario. Learn more about the OSC’s role, and governance.

The Investor Office sets the strategic direction and leads the OSC’s efforts in investor engagement, education, outreach and research. The Office also brings the investor perspective to policy-making and operations. Learn more about Investor Office initiatives, such as Investing Questions.

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