Advisory Committees

OSC Advisory Committees

As part of policy and rule development, the OSC has established several advisory committees to gather input on securities regulation issues and industry trends. Below is a complete list of OSC Advisory Committees and their members as of March 31, 2020.


CSA Advisory Committees

The OSC also participates on advisory committees of the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA).

Continuous Disclosure Advisory Committee – advises OSC staff on the development, implementation and review of continuous disclosure policies and practices.

Members (July 2018 - July 2020)
Michael Balter - Chair Ontario Securities Commission
Ivan Chittenden Ernst & Young LLP
Joseph Cosentino Magna International Inc.
Catherine De Giusti TMX Group Limited
Lucy Durocher PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
Bill Gorman Goodmans LLP
Wendi Locke McCarthy Tétrault LLP
Catherine McCall Canadian Coalition for Good Governance
Matthew Merkley Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
Chris Polson The Brattle Group
Penny Rice Shorecrest Group
Anthony Scilipoti Veritas Investment Research Corporation
Julia Suk Deloitte LLP
Jonathan Tong Miller Thomson LLP
Robin Upshall Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP
Chris Vollmershausen Agnico Eagle Mines Limited

OSC contact:

Sonny Randhawa, Director, Corporate Finance
Tel: 416-204-4959
E-mail: srandhawa@osc.gov.on.ca

Jonathan Blackwell, Senior Accountant, Corporate Finance
Tel: 416-593-8138
E-mail: jblackwell@osc.gov.on.ca

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Fintech Advisory Committee - advises OSC staff on developments in the fintech space as well as the unique challenges faced by fintech businesses in the securities industry.

Members (February 2019 - February 2020)
Bram Abramson Decentral Inc.
George Bordianu Balance
Torstein Braaten Instinet Canada Ltd
Pat Chaukos – Chair Ontario Securities Commission
Geoffrey Cher Wildeboer Dellelce LLP
Lucille D’Souza Royal Bank of Canada 
Brady Fletcher TMX
Karim Gillani Luge Capital
Brian Mosoff Ether Capital
Randee Pavalow Regulatory and Legal Consultant
Laurence Rose Omega ATS Inc., 4C Clearing Corp.
Omar Soliman Stikeman Elliott LLP
Bradley Tagieff BDO Canada LLP
Peter-Paul Van Hoeken FrontFundr
John Willock Tritum Inc.
Tanya Woods Chamber of Digital Commerce Canada

OSC contact:

Amanda Barone, Fintech Coordinator
Tel: 416-597-7238
E-mail: abarone@osc.gov.on.ca

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Investment Funds Technical Advisory Committee – advises OSC staff on technical
compliance challenges in the investment funds product regulatory regime, and opportunities
for improving alignment between investor, industry and regulatory goals.

Members (August 2019 – August 2021)
Steve Banquier TD Securities Inc.
Michael Burns McMillan LLP
Mario Cianfarani Vanguard Investments Canada Inc.
Wayne Hong Fundserv Inc.
John Kruk Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
Robert Lemon CIBC World Markets Inc.
Steven Leong BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited
Ruth Liu Lysander Funds Ltd.
Valerie Lockerbie Neo Exchange Inc.
Paul Mayhew RBC Global Asset Management
Florence S. Narine AGF Investments Inc.
Anne Ramsay Independent
Melissa Schofield - Chair Ontario Securities Commission
Gillian Seidler Mackenzie Financial Corporation
Michael Thom CFA Societies Canada
Rob Turnbull BMO Capital Markets

OSC contacts:

Melissa Schofield, Senior Legal Counsel, Investment Funds & Structured Products
Tel: 416-595-8777
E-mail: mschofield@osc.gov.on.ca

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Investor Advisory Panel – an independent advisory panel to the Commission, the Investor Advisory Panel provides comments in response to public requests for comment by the Commission on proposed rules, policies, concept papers and discussion drafts. The Panel also provides comments on the OSC’s proposed annual Statement of Priorities, brings forward policy issues for consideration and advises on the effectiveness of the OSC’s investor protection initiatives. Learn more about the Investor Advisory Panel.

Current Members
Jacqueline Allen
Patti Best
Daniel Brunet
Neil Gross, Chair
Serge Kalloghlian
Harvey Naglie
Ilana Singer
Leslie Wood

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Market Structure Advisory Committee – serves as a forum to discuss issues and policy- and rule-making initiatives associated with market structure and marketplace operations in the Canadian and global capital markets.

Members (October 2019 - October 2021)

Rizwan Awan Independent
Stephen Bain Independent
Katie Gouinlock Vanguard Investments Canada
Robert Gouley OMERS Capital Markets
Susan Greenglass - Chair Ontario Securities Commission
David Hecht TD Securities
Dan Kessous Nasdaq Canada
Laflèche Montreuil Desjardins Securities
Alex Perel Scotia Capital
Martin Piszel Omega ATS
Kelly Reynolds Hillsdale Investment Management
Ryan Riordan Queen’s University
Kevin Sampson TMX Group
Nick Savona ITG
Daniel Schlaepfer Select Vantage Canada
Jeff Varey RBC Capital Markets
Mark Wilkinson Citadel Securities Canada

OSC contacts:

Susan Greenglass, Director, Market Regulation
Tel: 416-593-8140
E-mail: sgreenglass@osc.gov.on.ca

Tracey Stern, Manager, Market Regulation
Tel: 416-593-8167
E-mail: tstern@osc.gov.on.ca

Ruxandra Smith, Senior Accountant
Tel: 416-593-8322
E-mail: ruxsmith@osc.gov.on.ca


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Registrant Advisory Committee – serves as a forum to discuss issues and challenges faced by registrants in interpreting and complying with Ontario securities law, including registration and compliance-related matters.

Denys Calvin Nexus Investment Management Inc.
Julie Clarke Private Capital Markets Association of Canada
Patrick Farmer Edgepoint Wealth Management Inc.
Debra Foubert - Chair Ontario Securities Commission
Supriya Kapoor Aurelius GRP (Canada)
John Kruk Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
Sunny Mann 18 Asset Management Inc.
Robyn Mendelson Fidelity Investments Canada ULC
Peter Moulson CIBC Asset Management Inc.
Paul Spagnolo Sionna Investment Managers Inc.
Rob Wortzman Wildeboer Dellelce LLP
Gina Yee Portfolio Management Association of Canada

OSC contacts:

Debra Foubert, Director, Compliance & Registrant Regulation
Tel: 416-593-8345
E-mail: dfoubert@osc.gov.on.ca

Felicia Tedesco, Deputy Director, Compliance & Registrant Regulation
Tel: 416-593-8273
E-mail: ftedesco@osc.gov.on.ca

Merzana Martinakis, Senior Accountant, Compliance & Registrant Regulation
Tel: 416-593-2398
E-mail: mmartinakis@osc.gov.on.ca

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Securities Advisory Committee – provides advice to the OSC on legislative and policy initiatives, and capital markets trends.

Members (three-year terms, staggered; appointments made every January)
Katie Daniels Canada Pension Plan Investment Board
Deanna Dobrowsky TMX Group
Linda Fuerst Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
Margaret Gunawan BlackRock Asset Management
Barbara Hendrickson Bax Securities Law
Desmond Lee Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
Jennifer F. Longhurst Davies Ward Phillips Vineberg LLP
Julie Mansi Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
Leila Rafi McMillan LLP
Rima Ramchandani Torys LLP
James Sinclair - Chair Ontario Securities Commission
Ora Wexler Dentons Canada LLP
Blair Wiley Wealthsimple Inc.

OSC contacts:

James Sinclair, General Counsel
Tel: 416-263-3870
E-mail: jsinclair@osc.gov.on.ca

Oren Winer, Legal Counsel
Tel: 416-593-8250
E-mail: owiner@osc.gov.on.ca

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Securities Proceedings Advisory Committee – provides comments and advice to the Office of the Secretary on policy and procedural initiatives relating to the Commission’s administrative tribunal proceedings. Learn more about the committee's mandate.

Members (three-year terms, staggered; appointments made every January)
Daniel Bach Siskinds LLP
Robert Blair Manager, Adjudication Legal Services, Office of the Secretary, OSC
James Camp Camp Advocacy
Adam Chisholm McMillan LLP
David Conklin Goodmans LLP
Derek Ferris Senior Litigation Counsel and Case Lead, Enforcement, OSC
Lara Jackson Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
Craig Lockwood Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
Grace Knakowski - Chair Secretary to the Commission, OSC
Susan Kushneryk Hansell LLP
Brad Moore Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
Ryan Morris Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
Bruce O’Toole O’Toole Advocacy
Laura Paglia Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
David Sischy Groia & Company Professional Corporation
Carolyn Slon Senior Legal Counsel, Office of the Secretary, OSC (secretary to SPAC)
Johanna Superina Deputy Director, Enforcement, OSC

OSC contacts:

Grace Knakowski, Secretary to the Commission, Office of the Secretary
Tel: 416-596-4252
E-mail: gknakowski@osc.gov.on.ca

Robert Blair, Manager, Adjudication Legal Services, Office of the Secretary
Tel: 416-593-8151
E-mail: rblair@osc.gov.on.ca

Carolyn Slon, Senior Legal Counsel (Secretary to the Committee), Office of the Secretary
Tel: 416-593-2364
E-mail: cslon@osc.gov.on.ca

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Seniors Expert Advisory Committee - serves as a forum to discuss issues and challenges faced by seniors. The Committee provides OSC staff with expert opinions and input on securities-related policy, operational, education and outreach activities that are designed to meet the needs of Ontario’s older investors. Learn more about the SEAC members.

Members (September 2019 - September 2020)
Dr. Joe Bornstein
Tyler Fleming (chair)
Arthur Fish
Harold Geller
Marta C. Hajek
Kelley Keehn
Sidney Peters
Lindsay Rogan
Keith Sjogren
Laura Tamblyn Watts
Danielle Tetrault
James (Jim) Turner
Minal Upadhyaya
Kimberly Whaley
Terri Williams

OSC contacts:

Tyler Fleming, Director, Investor Office
Tel: 416-593-8092
E-mail: tfleming@osc.gov.on.ca


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Small and Medium Enterprises Committee – advises OSC staff on policy and rule-making initiatives relevant to small issuers, and on the emerging issues and unique challenges faced by small issuers.

The OSC is committed to serving small and medium enterprises. We intend to reconstitute the committee and seek new members in the future.


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Financial Reporting Advisory Committee – provides advice to the CSA Chief Accountants Committee on relevant policy initiatives and various technical accounting and auditing issues that relate to financial reporting requirements and guidance in securities legislation in Canada. The committee also serves as a forum to discuss financial reporting practices and trends in the Canadian and global capital markets.

Carolyn Anthony PwC LLP
Richard Cracknell BDO LLP
Craig Cross RSM Canada
Laney Doyle Ernst & Young LLP
Carla-Marie Hait British Columbia Securities Commission
Deanne Kennedy Deloitte LLP
Kelly Khalilieh     Canadian Accounting Standards Board
Cheryl McGillivray   Alberta Securities Commission
Cameron McInnis - Chair Ontario Securities Commission
Brad Owen KPMG LLP
Suzanne Poulin Autorité des marchés financiers
Will Pullenayegum MNP LLP
Rinna Sak Grant Thornton LLP
Eric Turner Auditing and Assurance Standards Board


Cameron McInnis, Chief Accountant, Office of the Chief Accountant
Ontario Securities Commission
Tel: 416-593-3675
E-mail: cmcinnis@osc.gov.on.ca

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Mining Technical Advisory and Monitoring Committee – provides advice to the CSA on technical issues relating to disclosure requirements for the mining industry. The committee also serves as a forum for continuing communication between the CSA and the mining industry.

Members (October 2020 – October 2023)
Brian Abraham Dentons Canada LLP
Luc Arsenault (TSX Observer) Toronto Stock Exchange
Sébastien Bernier Yamana Gold Inc.
James Brown Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
Natalie Caciagli Barrick Gold Corporation
Chris Collins - Co-Chair British Columbia Securities Commission
Guy Desharnais Osisko Gold Royalty Ltd.
Daniella Dimitrov Sprott Capital Partners
Jason Dunning Adventus Mining Corporation
Greg Gosson Wood PLC
Tania Ilevia Micon International Ltd.
Garth Kirkham (CIM Observer) Kirkham Geosytems Ltd.
Stefan Lopatka (TSXV Observer) TSX Venture Exchange
Deb McCombe (CIM Observer) SLR Consulting
Ross Pritchard Teck Resources Limited
Rolf Schmitt ERM Consultants Canada Ltd.
Shervin Teymouri Mineit Consulting Inc.
Craig Waldie (Co-Chair) Ontario Securities Commission


Craig Waldie, Senior Geologist, Corporate Finance
Ontario Securities Commission
Tel: 416-593-8308
E-mail: cwaldie@osc.gov.on.ca

Chris Collins, Chief Mining Advisor, Corporate Finance
British Columbia Securities Commission
Tel: 604-899-6616
E-mail: ccollins@bcsc.bc.ca


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