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December 7, 2015


OSC Requests Applications for Small and Medium Enterprises Committee


TORONTO – The Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) is seeking members for its Small and Medium Enterprises Committee (SMEC). Interested parties should submit their application, indicating their relevant experience, by December 21, 2015. The current SMEC’s term has expired, and Staff thank the outgoing members for their valuable contributions. 

The SMEC advises Staff on matters related to small and medium enterprises (SMEs). Committee members discuss the development, implementation and communication of policies and practices to address issues affecting SMEs, in the pursuit of capital market efficiency, investor protection and economic growth.

The SMEC meets approximately five times a year, with members serving a one-year term. The committee consists of 10 to 15 members with a variety of perspectives. Members will be selected for their knowledge of – and experience related to – the particular challenges facing SMEs in the regulatory context. The SMEC is chaired by Jo-Anne Matear, Manager, Corporate Finance Branch, at the OSC.

Applications and questions regarding the SMEC may be submitted via email to:

Jo-Anne Matear
Manager, Corporate Finance Branch
Ontario Securities Commission
jmatear@osc.gov.on.ca

The mandate of the OSC is to provide protection to investors from unfair, improper or fraudulent practices and to foster fair and efficient capital markets and confidence in the capital markets. Investors are urged to check the registration of any persons or company offering an investment opportunity and to review the OSC investor materials available at http://www.osc.gov.on.ca

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