Investor Alert:

CIRO is warning Canadian investors not to be fooled by fraudsters impersonating CIRO to launch investment recovery scams.

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 inquire about our outreach sessions or connect with us on investor education or outreach initiatives, please 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 How to Make a Complaint 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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Making a Complaint

Learn the steps you should follow to make a complaint, an outline of the CIRO complaint handling process and where you can find additional information.

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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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Understanding Risk 

Risk is an important factor to consider when investing and planning for your future. It’s important to understand how much risk you are willing and able to take and the risks of the investment products or portfolio you are considering.


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