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

As a rule, the OSC seeks applicants for its advisory committees in a news release approximately one to two months prior to selection.

OSC Advisory Committees

CSA Advisory Committees

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

Members (July 2018 - July 2020)
Sonny Randhawa (Chair) Ontario Securities Commission
Joseph Cosentino Magna International Inc.
Ivan Chittenden Ernst & Young LLP
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, Deputy 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 2018 - February 2019)
Pat Chaukos (Chair) Ontario Securities Commission
Alan Lysne Ryerson Futures Inc.
Asif Qayyum PwC Canada
Barrie Laver Royal Bank of Canada
Carol Derk Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
Christine Day Questrade Financial Group
Christian Lassonde Impression Ventures
Dan Rosen d1g1t Inc. University of Toronto
George Bordianu Paradiso Ventures
Gillian Stacey Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP
Hitesh Rathod NexusCrowd Inc.
John Lee TMX Group
Paritosh Gambhir KPMG LLP
Raymond Luk Hockeystick Co.
Robert Kirwin VigilantCS
Roy Kao MaRS Discovery District
Silvio Stroescu BMO InvestorLine
Stephanie Choo Portag3 Ventures

OSC contact

Amanda Barone, Fintech Coordinator
Tel: 416-597-7238
E-mail: abarone@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
Larry Bates
Paul Bates
Patti Best
Neil Gross, Chair
Malcolm Heins
Harvey Naglie

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Investment Funds Product Advisory Committee – advises OSC staff on emerging product developments and innovations occurring in the investment fund industry.

Members (August 2017 - August 2019)
Steve Elgee Periscope Capital Inc.
Robert Lemon CIBC World Markets Inc.
Steven Leong BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited
Erin Marof Portland Investment Counsel Inc.
Paul Mayhew RBC Global Asset Management
Colin Miller Canoe Financial
Florence S. Narine AGF Investments Inc.
Marian Passmore Canadian Foundation for Advancement of
Investor Rights (FAIR Canada)
Derek Saliba Manulife Investments
Matthew Stern Sun Life Global Investments (Canada) Inc.
Atul Tiwari Vanguard Investments Canada Inc.
Rob Turnbull BMO Capital Markets
Megan Vesely Sigma Analysis & Management Ltd.

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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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 2017 - October 2019)
Susan Greenglass (Chair) Ontario Securities Commission
Craig Hurl Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan
Andreas Park University of Toronto
Peter Coffey Liquidnet Canada Inc.
Jamie Anderson Canadian Securities Exchange
Joacim Wiklander Aequitas NEO Exchange
Heather Killian CIBC World Markets
Patrick McEntyre National Bank Financial
Norm Cappell Independent
David Panko TD Securities
Kari Tavener Bloom Burton & Co
Mark Wilkinson Citadel Securities Canada
Torstein Braaten BMO Capital Markets
Doug Clark ITG Canada Corp.
Laflèche Montreuil Desjardins Securities

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

Paul Romain, Trading Specialist, Market Regulation
Tel: 416-204-8991
E-mail: promain@osc.gov.on.ca

Paul Redman, Chief Economist and Head of Research
Tel: 416-593-2396
E-mail: predman@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.

Members (December 2018 - December 2019)
Debra Foubert (Chair) Ontario Securiites Commission
Sunny Mann 18 Asset Management Inc.
Supriya Kapoor Aurelius GRP (Canada)
Peter Moulson CIBC Asset Management Inc.
Patrick Farmer Edgepoint Wealth Management Inc.
John Kruk Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
Robyn Mendelson Fidelity Investments Canada ULC
Denys Calvin Nexus Investment Management Inc.
Gina Yee Portfolio Management Association of Canada
Julie Clarke Private Capital Markets Association of Canada
Paul Spagnolo Sionna Investment Managers Inc.
Rob Wortzman Edgepoint Wealth Management

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)
Anita Anand University of Toronto
Thomas Fenton Aird & Berlis
Rhonda Goldberg IGM Financial Inc
Ramandeep Grewal Stikeman Elliott LLP
Margaret Gunawan BlackRock Asset Management
Barbara Hendrickson Bax Securities Law
Jeffrey Meade TD Bank Group
Eric Moncik Blake, Cassels & Graydon
Ron Schwass Wildeboer Dellelce LLP
Julie Shin Toronto Stock Exchange
Blair Wiley Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
Thomas Yeo Torys LLP

OSC contacts:

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

Paloma Ellard, Senior Legal Counsel
Tel: 416-595-8906
E-mail: pellard@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)
Grace Knakowski (Chair) Ontario Securities Commission
Daniel Bach Siskinds LLP
Andrea Burke Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP
Andrew Gray Torys LLP
Susan Kushneryk Hansell LLP
Ryan Morris Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
Bruce O’Toole Crawley MacKewn Brush LLP
Laura Paglia Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
Shara Roy Lenczner Slaght LLP
Usman Sheikh Gowling WLG
Johanna Superina Deputy Director, Enforcement, OSC
Matthew Britton Senior Litigation Counsel/Head of Appeals, Enforcement, OSC
Derek Ferris Senior Litigation Counsel, Enforcement, OSC
Robert Blair Manager, Adjudication Legal Services, Office of the Secretary, OSC
Carolyn Slon Senior Legal Counsel, Office of the Secretary, OSC (secretary to SPAC)

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 2018 - September 2019)
Tyler Fleming (chair)
Dr. Joe Bornstein
Dr. Lee Anne Davies
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.

Members (November 2017 - November 2018)
Jo-Anne Matear (Chair) Ontario Securities Commission
Sherri Altshuler Aird & Berlis LLP.
Tim Babcock TSX Venture Exchange
Robert Cook Canadian Securities Exchange
Elaine Ellingham Ellingham Consulting Ltd.
Michael Hanley Torkin Manes LLP
Dayle Hogg Aerie
Peter Irwin Retired (formerly Managing Director, CIBC World Markets)
Andrea Johnson Dentons LLP
Bradley Tagieff BDO Canada LLP
Mark Trachuk Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
Robert Trager Vault Mortgage Corporation
Peter Waugh Mercana Growth Partners

OSC contact:

Jo-Anne Matear, Manager, Corporate Finance
Tel: 416-593-2323
E-mail: jmatear@osc.gov.on.ca

Catalina Miranda, Accountant, Corporate Finance
Tel: 416.204.8965
E-mail: cmiranda@osc.gov.on.ca

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Financial Reporting Advisory Committee – provides advice to the Canadian Securities Administrators’ (CSA) Chief Accountants Committee (CAC) 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.

Cameron McInnis (Chair) Ontario Securities Commission
Carolyn Anthony PwC LLP
Brad Owen KPMG LLP
Lara Gaede Alberta Securities Commission
Carla-Marie Hait British Columbia Securities Commission
Susan Bennett Deloitte
Guy Jones Ernst & Young LLP
Hélène Marcil Autorité des marchés financiers
Rinna Sak Grant Thornton LLP
Janet Stockton BDO LLP
Eric Turner Auditing and Assurance Standards Board
Lester Cheng Accounting Standards Board
Craig Cross RSM Canada


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 Canadian Securities Administrators (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.

Chris Collins (Co-Chair) British Columbia Securities Commission
Craig Waldie (Co-Chair) Ontario Securities Commission
Brian Abraham Dentons Canada LLP
Lynda Bloom Analytical Solutions Ltd.
Kurt Breede Lassonde Institute of Mining
James Brown Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
Christopher Davis Vale Base Metals
Guy Desharnais Osisko Gold Royalty Ltd.
Catherine Gignac Corporate Director
Greg Gosson Wood PLC
Steve King M Partners
Darcy Krohman (Observer) IIROC
André Laferrière Autorité des marchés financiers
Stefan Lopatka (Observer) TSX Venture Exchange
Deborah McCombe Roscoe Postle Associates Inc.
Joseph Ringwald ScoZinc Mining Ltd.
Paul Teniere (Observer) TSX


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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