Office of the Investor

Welcome to CIRO Office of Investor. The Office of the Investor has a mandate to:

  • Support policy development,
  • Educate investors,
  • Engage in investor outreach,
  • Perform investor research, and;
  • Support the Investor Advisory Panel (IAP).

To connect with us on investor education or outreach initiatives contact us at: [email protected]

If you have a complaint about your advisor or dealer, CIRO has a dedicated team to receive complaints. Visit the Complaints and Questions section.

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Investor Advisory Panel (IAP)

The Investor Advisory Panel (IAP) is a unique and diverse panel of experts in investor issues from across Canada that advises CIRO in the development of regulatory policy, annual priorities, strategic plans, and other regulatory initiatives.

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Investing Basics

There are many ways to invest. Your choices will depend on your goals, your timeline and your willingness and ability to accept risk. It’s important to know some basics.

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How CIRO Protects Investors

CIRO is the national self-regulatory organization (SRO) that oversees investment dealers, mutual fund dealers and trading activity on Canada’s debt and equity marketplaces. CIRO works to protect investors like you.

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Avoiding Fraud and Protecting Your Investments

The best way to avoid becoming a victim of fraud is to be informed and alert. Get to know the different types of scams and other tips to help protect your investments.

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