Canadian Securities Administrators

Canadian Securities Administrators

Office address: Tour de la Bourse 2010-800, Square Victoria Montréal (Québec) H4Z 1J2
Year established: 2004
Company type: securities and securities finance
Employees: 11-50 employees
Expertise: finance
Parent company: N.A.
CEO and key people: Stan Magidson, Chair
Financing Status: N.A.

Canadian Securities Administrators is the organization of financial regulators covering Canada’s provinces and territories. Its main goal is to improve and coordinate regulation across the nation’s capital markets.

History of Canadian Securities Administrators

The CSA was formally organized in 2004 and has been instrumental in overseeing securities regulation across Canada.

The CSA is made up of securities regulatory authorities from each province and territory.  It promotes consistent regulations, investor protection, and fair and efficient capital markets. Through each member’s collaborative efforts, the CSA has been a driving force in maintaining the integrity and stability of Canadian securities.

Products and Services of Canadian Securities Administrators

The CSA offers a range of services to support businesses in complying with securities regulations. Key offerings include:

  • regulatory compliance guidance
  • regulatory reporting and filing solutions
  • investor protection initiatives

Culture at Canadian Securities Administrators

The culture at the Canadian Securities Administrators is characterized by professionalism, collaboration, and a commitment to regulatory excellence. With a focus on transparency, accountability, and investor-centric practices, the CSA fosters an environment that values integrity, diversity, and the expertise of its employees and stakeholders.

About Canadian Securities Administrators Chair Stan Magidson

Stan Magidson was elected Chair of the CSA in 2022 for a three-year term. He also serves as the chair and CEO of the Alberta Securities Commission.

Stan brings extensive experience and leadership to the CSA. With a distinguished background in securities regulation, he plays a vital role in guiding the CSA's strategic direction and ensuring effective regulatory oversight. Stan’s commitment to investor protection, market integrity, and collaboration within the industry has been instrumental in advancing the CSA's mission.

The future of Canadian Securities Administrators

As a trusted authority in securities regulation, the CSA empowers businesses to navigate the regulatory landscape in Canada while upholding investor protection and market integrity. By leveraging the offerings and expertise of the CSA, financial regulators can enhance their compliance practices, build trust with investors, and thrive within the framework of a robust regulatory environment.

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