The Ontario Securities CommissionOntario Securities Commission An independent Crown corporation that is responsible for regulating the capital markets in Ontario. Its mandate is to provide protection to investors from unfair, improper or fraudulent practices, to foster fair and efficient capital markets and confidence in capital markets, and to contribute to the stability of the financial system and the reduction of systemic…+ read full definition (OSCOSC See Ontario Securities Commission.+ read full definition) is an independent Crown corporation that is responsible for regulating the capital marketsCapital markets Where people buy and sell investments.+ read full definition in Ontario, and our mandate includes providing protection to investors from unfair, improper or fraudulent practices.
If you think you may be a victim of an investmentInvestment An item of value you buy to get income or to grow in value.+ read full definition fraud or scamScam When someone tries to make money by misleading or tricking another person.+ read full definition in Ontario, or if you would like to report potential unfair, improper or fraudulent practices, contact us:
We can answer inquiries in over 200 languages.
Monday to Friday, 8:30am-5:00pm. Closed on statutory holidays.
You may leave a voicemail after hours, and we will return your call.
Some of the ways we can help you:
|Check the registrationRegistration A requirement for any person or company trading investments or providing advice in Canada. Securities industry professionals are required to register with the securities regulator in each province or territory where they do business.+ read full definition of any person or business trying to sell you an investment or give you investment advice|
|Answer questions about an investment product or service|
|Answer questions about the history of an adviser, financial representative, or company|
|Find out if an investment opportunity is legitimate|
|Explain your rights as an investor in Ontario|
|Understand investing basics and how to protect yourself against investment fraud|
|Report a possible investment fraud or scam|
|Know what to do if you believe you are a victim of investment fraud|
|Know what to do if you have a complaint about an investment product or service|
OSC Office of the Whistleblower
Read about the protections offered to whistleblowers, including confidentiality, the option to report anonymously and anti-reprisal measures.