Who are the canadian securities administrators?

The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) is the council of the securities regulators of Canada’s provinces and territories that co-ordinates and harmonizes securities regulation for the Canadian capital markets.

The CSA's efforts include helping to educate Canadians about the securities industry, the stock markets and how to protect investors from investment scams. The CSA provides a wide variety of educational materials on securities and investing that are available in the Investor Tools section of the CSA website and through your local securities regulator.

This public education initiative was brought to you by securities regulators in Alberta, British Columbia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Northwest Territories, Nova Scotia, Nunavut, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Québec, Saskatchewan and Yukon.

Why did we do this?

Our enforcement teams across the country have firsthand knowledge of the unscrupulous ways that tech-savvy fraudsters use the internet to promote online investment scams. Canadian securities regulators felt the best way to educate Canadians about the threat of these online scams was to be where the fraudsters are and provide you with the signs to help you identify a scam and the tools to help you fight back.

So please, take some time to explore this site.

FACT: Email is one of the most common ways that Canadians are approached with investment fraud.
FACT: 35% of Canadians have used social media as a source of information about investing.