About the OSC

Advisory Committees


As part of policy and rule development, the OSC has established ten advisory committees to gather input on securities regulation issues and industry trends. Committee members are chosen through a public request for members and are selected to ensure that each committee has a diverse and appropriate mix of expertise, experience and viewpoints.




Investor Advisory Panel - an independent advisory panel to the Commission, the Investor Advisory Panel provides comments in response to public requests for comment by the Commission on proposed rules, policies, concept papers and discussion drafts. The Panel also provides commentary on the OSC’s proposed annual Statement of Priorities, brings forward policy issues for consideration and advises on the effectiveness of the OSC’s investor protection initiatives. Learn more about the Investor Advisory Panel.

Members
Jane Ambachtsheer
Connie Craddock, Chair
Letty Dewar
Harold Geller
Ken Kivenko
Alison Knight
Ursula Menke
Louise Tardif

Learn more about the members of the Investor Advisory Panel.

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Continuous Disclosure Advisory Committee - advises OSC staff on the development, implementation and review of continuous disclosure policies and practices. The committee meets four to six times a year.

Members
Kathryn Daniels (Chair) Ontario Securities Commission
Abbas Ali Khan Bennett Jones LLP
Ivan Chittenden Ernst & Young LLP
Judy Cotte RBC Global Asset Management
Eleanor Fritz TSX Group
Marc E. Gold Thomson Reuters
Andrew Grossman Ogilvy Renault LLP
Paul Guthrie Royal Bank of Canada
Kathryn Jenkins Fairmont Raffles Hotels International
Gale Kelly KPMG LLP
A. Dimitri Lascaris Siskinds LLP
Yvette Lokker Canadian Investor Relations Institute
Philip Maguire Glenidan Consultancy Ltd.
Bruce M. Mann Rogers Communications Inc.
Catherine McCall Canadian Coalition for Good Governance
Anthony Scilipoti Veritas Investment Research
Bassem A. Shakeel Magna International Inc.
Debra Sisti RiskMetrics Group
Bob Tait IAMGOLD Corporation

OSC staff contact:
Kathryn Daniels, Deputy Director, Corporate Finance
Tel: 416-593-8093
E-mail: kdaniels@osc.gov.on.ca

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Exempt Market Advisory Committee - advises OSC staff on possible regulatory approaches to the capital raising segment of the exempt market. Established in September 2012, the committee has a term of one year and will meet approximately four to six times.

Members
Jo-Anne Matear (Chair) Ontario Securities Commission
Robert Antoniades RBC Capital Markets
Julia Dublin Barrister and Solicitor
Kerri Golden JOLT Fund, L.P.
Neil Gross Canadian Foundation for Advancement of Investor Rights (FAIR Canada)
Darrin Hopkins Richardson GMP
Andrea Johnson Fraser Milner Casgrain LLP
David Kaufman Westcourt Capital Corporation
Jeff Kennedy Cormark Securities Inc.
Brian Koscak Exempt Market Dealers Association of Canada
Vaughn MacLellan Wildeboer Dellelce LLP
Janka Palkova Convention of Independent Financial Advisors
David Palmer Probe Mines Limited
Craig Skauge Western Exempt Market Association
Michael Smith Baker & Mckenzie
Glorianne Stromberg Consultant
Bryce Tingle University of Calgary
Martine Valcin TMX Group

OSC contacts:
Jo-Anne Matear, Manager, Corporate Finance
Tel: 416-593-2323
E-mail: jmatear@osc.gov.on.ca

Elizabeth Topp, Senior Legal Counsel, Corporate Finance
Tel: 416-593-2377
E-mail: etopp@osc.gov.on.ca

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Investment Funds Product Advisory Committee - advises OSC staff on emerging product developments and innovations occurring in the investment fund industry. The committee meets at least four times a year, with members serving two-year terms.

Members
Rhonda Goldberg (Chair) Ontario Securities Commission
Ghassan (Jason) Agaby Dynamic Funds
Roland P. Austrup Integrated Managed Futures Corp.
Adam Felesky Horizons Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs)
Goshka Folda Investor Economics
Kevin Gopaul BMO Asset Management
Barry Gordon First Asset Capital Corp.
Scott McBurney RBC Capital Markets
Gary Ostoich Spartan Fund Management Inc. & Alternative Investment Management Association Canada
Marian Passmore Canadian Foundation for Advancement of Investor Rights (FAIR Canada)
Michael Shuh CIBC World Markets Inc.
Oricia Smith Invesco Canada Ltd.
Atul Tiwari Vanguard Investments Canada Inc.

OSC contacts:
Rhonda Goldberg, Director, Investment Funds Branch
Tel: 416-593-3682
E-mail: rgoldberg@osc.gov.on.ca

Melissa Schofield, Senior Legal Counsel, Investment Funds Branch
Tel: 416-595-8777
E-mail: mschofield@osc.gov.on.ca

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Market Structure Advisory Committee - serves as a forum to discuss issues and policy and rule-making initiatives associated with market structure and marketplace operations in the Canadian and global capital markets. The committee meets at least four times a year, with members serving two-year terms.

Members


Stephen Bain RBC Capital Markets
Doug Clark ITG Canada
Ricardo DaCosta IRESS Market Technology Canada
Deanna Djurdjevic TMX Group
Craig Gaskin TD Asset Management
Peter Haynes TD Securities
Dan Kessous Chi-X Canada
Albert Kovacs Liquidnet Canada
Lafleche Montreuil Desjardins Securities
Andy O’Hara Tradebot Systems
Kelly Reynolds Hillsdale Investment Management
Vidis Vaiciunas Independent
Paul Whitehead BlackRock
Evan Young Scotia Capital

OSC contacts:
Susan Greenglass, Director, Market Regulation Branch
Tel: 416-593-8140
E-mail: sgreenglass@osc.gov.on.ca

Tracey Stern, Manager, Market Regulation Branch
Tel: 416-593-8167
E-mail: tstern@osc.gov.on.ca

Jonathan Sylvestre. Senior Accountant, Market Regulation Branch
Tel: 416-593-2378
E-mail: jsylvestre@osc.gov.on.ca

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Mining Technical Advisory and Monitoring Committee - provides advice to the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) on technical issues relating to disclosure requirements for the mining industry. The committee also serves as a forum for continuing communication between the CSA and the mining industry.

Members
Robert Holland (Co-Chair) B.C. Securities Commission
Craig Waldie (Co-Chair) Ontario Securities Commission
Brian Abraham Dentons Canada LLP
Luc Arsenault Autorite des marches financier
Paul Bankes Teck Resources Limited
Lynda Bloom Analytical Solutions Ltd.
George Cavey Orka Silver Corp.
Michel Champagne Sidex s.e.c.
Peter Dietrich Barrick Gold
Catherine Gignac Analyst
Greg Gosson AMEC Americas Limited
Stefan Lopatka (Observer) TSX Venture Exchange
Francis Manns (Observer) Toronto Stock Exchange
Deborah McCombe Roscoe Postle Associates Inc.
Joseph Ringwald Selwyn Resources Ltd.

Contacts:
Craig Waldie, Senior Geologist, Corporate Finance
Ontario Securities Commission
Tel: 416-593-8308
E-mail: cwaldie@osc.gov.on.ca

Robert Holland, Chief Mining Advisor, Corporate Finance
British Columbia Securities Commission
Tel: 604-899-6719
E-mail: rholland@bcsc.bc.ca

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Registrant Advisory Committee - serves as a forum to discuss issues and challenges faced by registrants in interpreting and complying with Ontario securities law, including registration and compliance-related matters. The committee meets four to six times a year.

Members
Debra Foubert (Chair) Ontario Securities Commission
Matthew Brady Mutual Fund Dealers Association of Canada
Julie Cordeiro Portfolio Management Association of Canada
Kevin Cohen AUM Law Professional Corporation
Matthew Campbell IA Clarington Investments Inc.
Stephen Jakob Osprey Capital Partners Inc.
Peter Moulson CIBC Asset Management Inc.
Ian Pember Hillsdale Investment Management Inc.
Geoffrey G. Ritchie BMO Asset Management Inc. and Exempt Market Dealers Association of Canada
Prema K. R. Thiele Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
Mary D. Throop Summerhill Capital Management Inc.
Joe Yassi Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada

OSC contact:
Debra Foubert, Director, Compliance & Registrant Registration
Tel: 416-593-8345
E-mail: dfoubert@osc.gov.on.ca

Felicia Tedesco, Manager, Compliance & Registrant Registration
Tel: 416-593-8273
E-mail: ftedesco@osc.gov.on.ca

Merzana Martinakis
Senior Accountant, Compliance & Registrant Registration
Tel: 416-593-2398
E-mail: mmartinakis@osc.gov.on.ca

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Securities Advisory Committee - provides advice to the OSC on legislative and policy initiatives, and capital markets trends. The committee generally meets once a month.

Members
Brad Brasser Jones Day, USA
Douglas Bryce Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
Judy Cotte RBC Global Asset Management
Jeff Davis Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan
Carol Derk Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
Christopher Hewat Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
Leslie McCallum Torys LLP
Ian Michael McCarthy Tétrault LLP
Shahen Mirakian McMillan LLP
Julie Shin Toronto Stock Exchange
Sean Vanderpol Stikeman Elliott LLP
Diana Wisner Bank of Montreal

OSC contact:
Krista Martin Gorelle, Acting General Counsel
Tel: 416-593-3689
E-mail: kgorelle@osc.gov.on.ca

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Securities Proceedings Advisory Committee - an advisory committee to the Office of the Secretary to the Commission that provides comments and advice on policy and procedural initiatives relating to the Commission’s administrative tribunal proceedings. The committee meets at least quarterly with members serving two-year terms. Learn more about the committee's mandate.

Members
John Stevenson (Chair) Secretary to the Commission
Wendy Berman Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
Nigel Campbell Blake Cassels & Graydon LLP
Alexander Cobb Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
Emily Cole Miller Thomson LLP
James Doris Davies, Ward, Phillips & Vineburg LLP
James D. G. Douglas Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
Linda Fuerst Lenczner Slaght Royce Smith Griffin LLP
James H. Grout Thornton Grout Finnigan LLP
Paul LeVay Stockwoods LLP
Melissa MacKewn Crawley Meredith Brush MacKewn LLP
Janice L. Wright Wright Temelini LLP
Tom Atkinson Ontario Securities Commission
Karen Manarin Ontario Securities Commission
Josée Turcotte Ontario Securities Commission

OSC contact:
John Stevenson, Secretary to the Commission
Tel: 416-593-8145
E-mail: jstevenson@osc.gov.on.ca@osc.gov.on.ca

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Small and Medium Enterprises Committee - advises OSC staff on policy and rule-making initiatives relevant to small issuers, and on the emerging issues and unique challenges faced by small issuers. The committee meets five times a year.


Members
Tim Babcock TSX Venture Exchange
Steven Callan Grant Thornton LLP
Robert Cook Canadian Securities Exchange
Mark George Hampton Securities
Donald Henderson Former CEO of Interactive Ontario
Barbara Hendrickson OrmstonListFrawley LLP
James Hershaw Greenock Resources Inc.
Oscar Jofre BoardSuite
Shafin Kanji KV Capital
Charlie Malone Wildeboer Dellelce LLP
Jo-Anne Matear (Chair) Ontario Securities Commission
Blair Milroy Capital Canada Limited
Rick Nathan Kensington Capital Partners Limited
Jason Saltzman Dentons Canada LLP
Pierre Soulard Norton Rose Fulbright

OSC contacts:
Jo-Anne Matear, Manager, Corporate Finance
Tel: 416-593-2323
E-mail: jmatear@osc.gov.on.ca

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