We encourage whistleblowers and/or anyone representing a whistleblower to review our Submission guide, Award eligibility section, and Protections section of this website prior to contacting our office with any questions.
Whistleblowers, potential whistleblowers, or their lawyers can leave a message on the Whistleblower hotline voicemail. This hotline is strictly for individuals who have already submitted a whistleblower report or are serious about reporting and have a specific question about making a submission. Inquiries that do not fit this description will not be returned by our Staff. We are not able to provide details about any investigation to protect confidentiality and ensure the integrity of our process.
Calls will be returned within two business days during regular business hours. To protect your confidentiality, we will not leave a voicemail message unless the voicemail greeting clearly indicates that the phone number belongs to you.
Voicemail messages must include:
- your full name;
- whether you are a whistleblower or lawyer;
- the subject of your inquiry;
- a phone number where you wish to be reached; and
- your Submission ID (if you have already submitted a report).
The OSC's Office of the Whistleblower Whistleblower-only Hotline: 1-888-OSC-5553 (1-888-672-5553)
OSC's Office of the Whistleblower mail-in address
The Whistleblower Submission Form and the Supplemental Whistleblower Submission Form and/or any supporting documents or materials may be sent to the OSC's Office of the Whistleblower by mail or courier.
For instructions on how to send supporting documents or materials to our office, please see our Submission guide and refer to the How to submit a report section's online submission or mail submission sub-sections as appropriate.
Our mail-in address is:
Office of the Whistleblower - Confidential
Ontario Securities Commission
20 Queen Street West
Toronto, ON M5H 3S8
For the latest news from the OSC's Office of the Whistleblower, please see our News & updates section.
For general and media inquiries regarding the Ontario Securities Commission, please visit http://www.osc.gov.on.ca/en/contactus_index.htm.
Whistleblower Program policy
The Whistleblower Program policy is the official reference document for the OSC Whistleblower Program.
The information provided on this page is intended to provide a general summary of certain key features of the OSC Whistleblower Program. It does not purport to be a complete or comprehensive discussion of all aspects of the Whistleblower Program, is not legal or other professional advice, and should not be relied upon or regarded as a substitute for legal or other professional advice. For detailed information about the Program, including eligibility requirements and certain limitations that apply, we recommend that you read the full text of the official OSC Whistleblower Policy: OSC Policy 15-601 - Whistleblower Program.