Welcome to the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) website. Please review the following terms for use of this site. If you do not agree with these terms, please discontinue use of the site.

The information on this site is provided for educational and informational purposes only. While the CSA considers the information provided to be reliable at the time of posting, the CSA does not represent or warrant that it is complete, timely, or accurate. The CSA is not responsible for any damage however caused, which results from the use of this site. Links to other sites are provided as references to help you identify and locate resources of interest. We do not endorse the services or products provided on the sites and we assume no liability or responsibility for the accuracy or appropriateness of the material contained on them. The CSA furnishes all data and information products on this site with the understanding that neither the CSA, nor its contractors and employees, makes any warranty, express or implied, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information on the site.

Use of Cookies on the National Registration Search

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Guidelines for acceptable use of CSA Copyrighted Materials

The information and graphics in publications of the Canadian Securities Administrators (the “CSA” or “we”) are either (i) copyrighted by the CSA or a CSA member, (ii) provided with the permission of the owner of the intellectual property rights or, (iii) believed to be in the public domain. 

The CSA Investor Education Committee produces materials and programs for educational purposes (hereinafter “CSA Materials”). You may reproduce this information for personal, professional and educational use upon approval of the CSA and subject to certain terms and conditions.  

Permission to use CSA Materials (in any format) may be obtained by mailing, emailing, or faxing a written request to:

CSA Secretariat
Address: Tour de la Bourse, 800, Square Victoria, Suite 2510, Montreal (QC), H4Z 1J2
Telephone: (514) 864-9510
Fax: (514) 864-9512

Please note that all requests for permission must be in writing. We do not grant verbal permission unless a written request has been received.

1. Requests to Use CSA Materials (in whole or part) in Another Work

The following information must be provided in your written request to use materials from a CSA publication for republication in another work:

  • Title and CSA publication number, Edition number, and/or Copyright year
  • Exact material, including page or figure numbers, for which permission is being requested (If not using the entire CSA publication – please estimate the percentage of the CSA publication you will be using in your new work)
  • Author(s) and title of the new work in which the CSA material will appear
  • Publisher and publication date of the new work in which the CSA material will appear
  • Intended audience for the new work
  • Approximate page count and approximate list price of the new work, if applicable
  • Format/media of the new work (ie print, electronic, etc.)
  • Table of contents, if available when submitting the request
  • Circulation/print run of the new work
  • If including this material in a seminar/presentation, include the number of attendees (if ongoing – include estimate for the year). Also include the cost to attend this seminar.
  • Territory and languages in which the new work will be distributed

2. Requests to Post CSA Materials on a Website

Please provide the following information:

  • Title of the CSA publication
  • Internal and/or external site – if internal site, include the number of employees accessing site
  • Website address

CSA grants permission for one-time use only. New requests are required for subsequent editions, for reprints or excerpts, or for other uses of the materials.

CSA processes permission requests within four to six weeks of receiving a written request that includes the required information.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The CSA disclaim any liability or responsibility arising from the use of CSA Materials. The CSA and members of the CSA Investor Education Committee shall not be liable for any financial or other consequences whatsoever arising from the use of CSA Materials, including the inappropriate, improper, or fraudulent use of such content.