During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) and its members have remained fully operational and committed to continuing to play a vital role in keeping Canada’s capital markets open and safeguarding Canadian investors through vigilant enforcement of securities law and investor education.
The CSA is continuing to offer investor education, fraud awareness and prevention information, and updates about regulatory developments during this time.
Find the latest developments here:
- Regulatory Relief and Guidance
- Information for Investors
- Other COVID-19 Resources
Regulatory Relief and Guidance
First Published April 3, 2020; Updated April 16, 2020, May 1, 2020 and May 13, 2020
CSA Staff Notice 51-360 (Updated) – Frequently asked questions regarding filing extension relief granted by way of a blanket order in response to COVID-19
May 6, 2020
Presentation | COVID-19: Continuous Disclosure Obligations and Considerations for Issuers
Information for Investors
Be Aware of COVID-19 Specific Investment Fraud
As with any major event, fraudsters and scammers have found ways to exploit the COVID-19 pandemic. CSA’s investor education resources can help you protect yourself and others:
- COVID-19 & Investment Fraud
- Know the Red Flags of Fraud
- Reporting Wrongdoing
- COVID-19 & Investment Fraud (presentation)
Stay Informed With COVID-19 Related Investor Alerts
- Canadian Securities regulators warn public about entity claiming to regulate derivatives
- CSA Warn Public of Coronavirus-Related Investment Scams
Click here to consult CSA member investor alerts. The subjects of these alerts are persons or companies who appear to be engaging in securities activities that may pose a risk to investors.
CSA Members Information for Investors During COVID-19
The links below provide access to information from CSA members.
Alberta Securities Commission
Autorité des marchés financiers
British Columbia Securities Commission
Financial and Consumer Services of New Brunswick
Other COVID-19 Resources
Canadian Federal Government
For more information visit the website of your local securities regulator.