The Ontario Securities Commission’s Investor Office offers a wide variety of educational resources for investors.
GetSmarterAboutMoney.ca is one of Canada’s most visited financial literacy websites. It has articles, tools, calculators, worksheets, videos, and other resources to help people understand investing and make informed financial decisions.
Some of our popular tools and calculators include:
Submit your questions about investing and get clear, unbiased answers from the Ontario Securities Commission. You can also browse the hundreds of questions we've already answered.
Multilingual financial resources for Ontarians
Visit InvestingIntroduction.ca to access information in 22 languages on investment products, registered plans, and tips on protecting against investment frauds and scams.
Our multilingual handouts, covering topics such as common investment scams, checking registration and getting started with investing, are available free on GetSmarterAboutMoney.ca.
Our digital index cards cover a wide range of investing and financial literacy topics. The are free to share and can be embedded by using open source code. Add them to your website, article, or blog post.
Investment performance and the cost of advice
Do you know how your investments are doing? How much you're paying in fees? Answering these questions hasn't always been easy. Two annual reports about your account performance and fees should help you understand what you make and what you pay. The Investor Office’s InvestmentReporting.ca helps investors make sense of the Report on investment performance, and the Report on charges and other compensation.
There are many ways people can invest in the real estate market without buying and maintaining properties on their own. GetSmarterAboutRealEstate.ca is a multimedia feature article to help investors better understand investing in real estate.
For many people investing is complex. There can be many unfamiliar terms and concepts, and you might not know where to start. Learn about the eight fundamentals for smarter investing with InvestingFundamentals.ca.
Cryptoassets and blockchain technology have the potential to make markets more transparent and efficient. GetSmarterAboutCrypto.ca provides investors with an overview of cryptoasset products and services, the OSC’s role in regulating them, and tips for exercising due diligence before considering this type of investment.
TBACoin.ca mimics what a typical fraudulent initial coin offering website may look like to help those interested in this type of capital raising tool identify potential red flags.