Whistleblowers are encouraged to read our concise Submission guide prior to submitting a report. It provides information on features of the OSC Whistleblower Program and the report submission process.

Pre-submission checklist

I have identified timely, specific, and credible facts relating to possible violation(s) of Ontario securities law; I am ready to provide the following details: who is involved, what happened, and when the misconduct occurred or may occur.
I have gathered all supporting documents and materials in my possession or control, if any, and I have them on-hand to either upload as part of my online submission, or to submit by mail to the OSC's Office of the Whistleblower.
If I am an employee at the entity that is the subject of my concern, I understand that I am encouraged to report the misconduct internally to my employer first, before submitting a report.
I have at least 45 minutes of time available to complete the submission process. I understand that online submissions must be completed in one sitting and that I cannot save my progress.
I have read and understand OSC Policy 15-601 - Whistleblower Program.

Anonymous submissions (optional)

If you wish to submit information anonymously, you must have a lawyer represent you in connection with your submission. You must provide your lawyer with a completed and signed Whistleblower Submission Form, and then your lawyer must submit that information and any documents or materials on your behalf. This process is detailed in the Protections section.

Submit a report now

We encourage you to submit your report online and attach any supporting documents or materials (up to 1 GB in total and a maximum of 20 files per submission).

It can take 45-60 minutes to complete the online report, which must be completed in one sitting; you cannot save your progress.

Inactivity of more than 30 minutes will result in a timeout (for security) and any previously inputted information will be lost.

Up to five whistleblowers may jointly make one online submission.

Submit a report online OSC eForms have limited browser compatibility: Optional:

Please download, print and complete the Whistleblower Submission Form and include supporting documents or materials, if any, in your mailing to us.

Please note that mailed submissions will take longer for us to receive and process than online report submissions.

If you are a group of whistleblowers, please ensure each individual in the group completes a separate form.

Download PDF report form

Mailing address

Office of the Whistleblower - Confidential
Ontario Securities Commission
22nd Floor
20 Queen Street West
Toronto, ON M5H 3S8

Canada Post regular mail or any courier packages will be accepted at this address.

What to expect after you submit a report

You will receive confirmation and a Submission ID either: at time of online submission or by mail, to confirm that we received your report.

If we require more information from you, our Staff will contact you. To protect your confidentiality, we will not leave voicemail messages unless the voicemail greeting clearly indicates that the phone number belongs to you.

The OSC greatly values your submissions and will review them carefully. We ask that you do not take any further steps to investigate the misconduct that you have reported to us. We are limited in the amount of information we are able to disclose about our investigations. To maintain confidentiality and preserve the integrity of our investigation process, we may not be able to inform you on the status or outcome of your report. Due to the volume and complexity of investigations we undertake, you may not hear from us for a significant period of time or at all.

If we contact you for more information about your submission, you will be provided with contact information for the specific Staff member in the Office of the Whistleblower assigned to your matter.

We ask that you immediately inform us when any of your responses to the questions in the Whistleblower Submission Form or the Supplemental Whistleblower Submission Form cease to be true and correct.

Notice

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.