Twitter Policy

Twitter PolicyFollow the OSC's twitter feed

This policy outlines how the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) uses its Twitter account.


If you follow us, you can expect to receive notifications from us when content relating to some or all of the following subjects is posted to the OSC and related websites:

  • OSC Investor News
  • Company Warning List and other OSC investor warnings
  • Speeches and events involving the OSC or its representatives
  • Securities related news and information
Twitter as a source of official policy
Tweets should not be considered as the authoritative source of new policy or guidance from the OSC. Please refer to the OSC Bulletin or the OSC website for official updates.

At this time, we do not autofollow. We follow only selected Twitter accounts from our partners or stakeholders. Being followed by us does not imply endorsement of any kind.

We may occasionally retweet content that we deem of interest to our audience. Retweeting by us should not be interpreted as an endorsement of the originator, the content of the tweet or of any organization the tweet refers to.

@Replies and direct messages
The OSC does not reply individually to messages we receive on Twitter. @replies and direct messages may be read and any emerging themes or helpful suggestions may be passed to the relevant people in the OSC.

We will not process complaints received on Twitter. If you have a question, complaint or tip, contact our Inquiries & Contact Centre.

We cannot engage on issues of party politics or answer questions that break the rules of our Code of Conduct.

If you are a reporter, send your questions to the appropriate individual in our Communications & Public Affairs Branch. Do not submit questions on Twitter.

If you have any questions about this policy, email us at

We accept no responsibility for a lack of service due to Twitter downtime or for any other reason.