Report Highlights Key Investor Education Initiatives by Canadian Regulators

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MONTREAL, October 4, 2021 / CNW / – The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) Annual Investor Education Report Highlights the Ongoing Efforts of Securities Regulators to Encourage Canadians to Seek Accurate and Non-partisan Information and to Make Decisions enlightened when they invest.

Providing investors with the tools and resources to seek out new investments and avoid investment fraud are key topics covered in the CSA Investor Education in Canada 2021 report, which was released today in support of Investor Education Month.

“As regulators, we are committed to protecting investors and this report shows how the CSA and its members rose to the challenge and continued to work collaboratively in these difficult times to deliver important educational messages. reliable and impartial investors to all Canadian investors, ”said Louis Morisset, Chairman of the CSA and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Autorité des marchés financiers.

Report highlights initiatives by the CSA and provincial regulators, including work on investment fraud, financial abuse of seniors, new investor research and a number of provincial and territorial campaigns focused on investor protection and financial literacy. The campaigns were broadcast through various media platforms including TV, radio, social media and online webinars.

As the country continues to grapple with the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, the CSA remain focused on educating Canadians on key investor protection messages and emerging trends through strategic digital and social media campaigns .

Investor education in Canada 2021 is available in English and French.

The CSA also supportsGlobal Investor Week 2021(WIW), an initiative of the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO), which takes place October 4 to 10.

The latest updates on CSA investor education are available by following@CSA_News on Twitter and@ CSA.ACVM on Facebook, or by visiting the CSA website,administrators-valeurs.ca .

Additional investor education resources are available on the websites of provincial and territorial securities regulators:

British Columbia Securities Commission
InvestRight.org
bcsc.bc.ca

Alberta Securities Commission
CheckFirst.ca
albertasecurities.com

Saskatchewan Financial and Consumer Affairs Authority
fcaa.gov.sk.ca

Manitoba Financial Services Agency
MoneySmartmanitoba.ca
mbsecurities.ca

Ontario Securities Commission
GetSmarterAboutMoney.ca
OSC.ca

Financial Markets Authority (Quebec)
https://lautorite.qc.ca/fr/grand-public

Financial and Consumer Services Commission (FCNB)
https://fcnb.ca/en/invest 
https://fcnb.ca/fr/placements

Nova Scotia Securities Commission
nssc.novascotia.ca

The prince Edward Island Office the Superintendent of Securities
https://www.princeedwardisland.ca/en/topic/securities

Digital government and NL service
https://www.gov.nl.ca/dgsnl/

The CSA, the Council of Securities Regulators from Canada provinces and territories, coordinates and harmonizes the regulation of the Canadian financial markets.

For investor inquiries, please refer to your respective securities regulator. You can contact them here.

SOURCE Canadian Securities Administrators

For further information: For media inquiries, please contact: Pascale Bijoux, Canadian Securities Administrators, [email protected]; Elise Palmer, British Columbia Securities Commission, [email protected]



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