Modernizing regulation to support fintech innovation.

OSC LaunchPad Rocket The Ontario Securities Commission's OSC LaunchPad engages with fintech businesses, provides the opportunity for support in navigating the requirements, and strives to keep regulation in step with digital innovation.

Securities regulation may apply to you if your business involves:

  • Digital platforms that connect investors with firms seeking to raise capital.
  • Lending platforms that allow investors to fund loans (or portions of loans).
  • Technology and/or data-driven investment activities or advice, including online advice.
  • Investor networks and organizations, and the platforms that support them.

Events & news

OSC Highlights Potential Securities Law Requirements for Businesses Using Distributed Ledger Technologies
March 8, 2017

The Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) is advising businesses that use distributed ledger technologies (DLT), such as blockchain, as part of their financial products or service offerings that they may be subject to Ontario securities law requirements. More

OSC Shares Insights from Canada’s First Regulatory Hackathon
March 6, 2017

The Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) today published a white paper and video to highlight key insights gained from RegHackTO, the first hackathon by a securities regulator in Canada. More

The Canadian Securities Administrators Launches a Regulatory Sandbox Initiative
February 23, 2017

The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA or we) today launched a regulatory sandbox, an initiative that supports businesses seeking to offer innovative products, services and applications. More

OSC LaunchPad strives to help fintech businesses navigate securities requirements, avoid costly regulatory surprises, and accelerate time-to-market.

We embrace innovation while fulfilling our mandate to provide protections to investors and promote confidence in our markets.