COVID-19: Operations continue at the ASC

On March 23, 2020, the ASC and our colleagues in the CSA published temporary blanket relief for market participants from certain regulatory filings, as a result of COVID-19. More information about this blanket relief, including who to call if you have questions, is available here and through these FAQs, published on April 3. 

All organizations and individuals sharing documents with us are encouraged to provide them electronically via email, so we are able to process them while working remotely. The appropriate email addresses and phone numbers are listed here. Don’t hesitate to call us if you have questions. Our virtual reception remains open at (403) 297-6454, however we are working remotely and our physical reception is closed to the public.

Our inquiries linecomplaints system and Office of the Whistleblower remain operational. However, there may be some minor delays in answering your call. Please leave a message, your call will be returned in a timely fashion. 

The ASC is an essential service and is committed to delivering on our mandate to foster a fair and efficient capital market and protect investors. We are monitoring the evolving COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on the capital markets, following the protocols outlined by local authorities and committed to the health and welfare of our employees and our community. In conjunction with our colleagues across the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA), our team remains focused on supporting market participants, protecting investors and assisting the public. Information about regulatory or other updates related to COVID-19 will be posted on this webpage as it becomes available.

News releases

UPDATEDCSA Staff Notice 51-360 Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Filing Extension Relief Granted By Way Of A Blanket Order In Response To COVID-19

Temporary relief from certain regulatory filings available to investment funds and non-investment fund issuers due to COVID-19

Canadian securities regulators provide temporary relief to public companies with delayed annual meetings due to COVID-19 

Canadian securities regulators temporarily increase short-term borrowing limits for mutual funds investing in fixed income

Canadian securities regulators publish blanket relief for market participants due to COVID-19               

Canadian securities administrators provide update on syndicated mortgage regime

Canadian securities administrators adjust implementation date for client focused reforms

Joint statement by Canadian Securities Administrators and Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada on recent volatility in Canadian equity markets

Canadian securities regulators provide update on changes to regulatory work in light of COVID-19

Canadian securities regulators provide guidance on conducting annual general meetings during COVID-19 outbreak

Canadian securities regulators to provide blanket relief for market participants due to COVID-19

Investor alerts 

UPDATED - Investor Alert: Aggressive stock promotion exploits fears of coronavirus recession 

Canadian Securities regulators warn public about entity claiming to regulate derivatives

Investor Alert: ASC warns public about work from home scams during COVID-19 crisis

Canadian securities regulators warn public of coronavirus-related investment scams

Additional resources

CSA Guidance - COVID-19 Continuous Disclosure Obligations and Considerations for Issuers


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