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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



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.

Members
Ursula Menke, Chair
Connie Craddock
Letty Dewar
Harold Geller
Ken Kivenko
Alison Knight
Louise Tardif

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

Members (March 2016 - March 2018)
Sonny Randhawa (Chair) Ontario Securities Commission
Sean Cable PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
Ivan Chittenden Ernst & Young LLP
Eleanor Fritz TMX Group
Andrew Grossman Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
Gale Kelly KPMG LLP
Catherine McCall Canadian Coalition for Good Governance
Matthew Merkley Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
Robert Murphy Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP
Parham Nasseri Ombudsman for Banking Services and Investments
Sanjeev Patel Wildeboer Dellelce LLP
Anthony Scilipoti Veritas Investment Research
Bassem Shakeel Magna International Inc.
Bob Tait IAMGOLD Corporation

OSC contact:

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

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Exempt Market Advisory Committee – advises OSC staff on regulatory approaches to the capital raising segment of the exempt market.

Members
Jo-Anne Matear (Chair) Ontario Securities Commission
Robert Antoniades Information Venture Partners
Julia Dublin Barrister and Solicitor
Kerri Golden JOLT Fund, LP
Neil Gross
Darrin Hopkins Richardson GMP
Andrea Johnson Fraser Milner Casgrain LLP
David Kaufman Westcourt Capital Corporation
Jeff Kennedy Cormark Securities Inc.
Brian Koscak Pinnacle Wealth Brokers
Vaughn MacLellan DLA Piper (Canada) LLP
Janka Palkova Convention of Independent Financial Advisors
David Palmer Probe Metals Inc.
Craig Skauge National Exempt Market Association
Michael Smith Dickinson Wright LLP
Glorianne Stromberg Consultant
Bryce Tingle University of Calgary
Martine Valcin TMX Group

OSC contacts:

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

Melanie Sokalsky, Senior Legal Counsel
Tel: 416-593-8232
E-mail: msokalsky@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 (January 2017 - January 2018)
Pat Chaukos (Chair) Ontario Securities Commission
Adam Felesky Portag3 Ventures
Christine Day Questrade
Christian Lassonde Impression Ventures
Christopher Church Digital Asset Holdings
Dan Adamson Outside IQ
Dan Rosen Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Studies
Elena Litani TD Bank
Francis Pouliot Satoshi Portal
Jason Cassidy Crypto Consultant
Joseph Lubin ConsenSys
Joseph Weinberg Paycase
Marcel Schroder Lendified/Vault Circle
Matthew Spoke Nuco
Michael Tang Deloitte
Randy Cass Nest Wealth Asset Management
Sue Britton Fin+Tech Growth Syndicate

OSC contact

Amy Tsai, Fintech Regulatory Advisor, OSC Launchpad
Tel: 416-593-8074
E-mail: atsai@osc.gov.on.ca

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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 2015 - August 2017)
Ghassan (Jason) Agaby Dynamic Funds
Bill Bamber CIBC World Markets Inc.
Tom Bradley Steadyhand Investment Funds Inc.
Pat Chiefalo BlackRock, iShares Canada
Barry Gordon First Asset Capital Corp.
Jonathan Hartman RBC Global Asset Management Inc.
Vishal Hingorani TD Securities Inc
Marian Passmore Canadian Foundation for Advancement of Investor Rights (FAIR Canada)
Michael Schnitman Mackenzie Investments
Atul Tiwari Vanguard Investments Canada Inc.
John Wilson Fidelity Investments Canada, ULC

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 (September 2015 - September 2017)
Susan Greenglass (Chair) Ontario Securities Commission
Stephen Bain RBC Capital Markets
Ricardo DaCosta IRESS Market Technology Canada
Deana Djurdjevic TMX Group
Craig Hurl Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan
Dan Kessous Nasdaq
Heather Killian Independent
Patrick McEntyre National Bank Financial
Andrew O’Hara Tradebot Systems
David Panko TD Securities
Andreas Park University of Toronto
Cindy Petlock Aequitas NEO Exchange
Kelly Reynolds Hillsdale Investment Management
Vidis Vaiciunas Independent
Paul Whitehead BlackRock
Evan Young Scotia Capital

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 2016 - December 2018)
Debra Foubert (Chair) Ontario Securiites Commission
Prema K. R. Thiele Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
Chirstine Arruda Brandes Investment Partners & Co.
Peter Moulson CIBC Asset Management Inc.
Fraser Howell FT Portfolios Canada Co.
Eric Adelson Invesco Canada Ltd.
Geoff Clarke Miller Thomson LLP
Denys Calvin Portfolio Management Association of Canada and
Nexus Investment Management Inc.
Conan McIntyre PowerOne Capital Markets Limited
Julie Clarke Private Capital Markets Association of Canada
Paul Spagnolo Sionna Investment Managers Inc.


OSC contacts:

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

Felicia Tedesco, Manager, 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)
James Sinclair (Chair) Ontario Securities Commission
Jeff Meade Royal Bank of Canada
Rhonda Goldberg IGM Financial Inc
Ron Schwass Wildeboer Dellelce LLP
Blair Cowper–Smith OMERS Administration Corporation
Sheldon Freeman Goodmans LLP
Mindy Gilbert Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP
Kathleen Ritchie Gowling WLG
Thomas Yeo Torys LLP
Ramandeep Grewal Stikeman Elliott LLP
Eric Moncik Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
Thomas Fenton Aird & Berlis LLP
Julie Shin Toronto Stock Exchange

OSC contacts:

James Sinclair, General Counsel
Tel: 416-593-3870
E-mail: jsinclair@osc.gov.on.ca

Krista Martin Gorelle, Associate General Counsel
Tel: 416-593-3689
E-mail: kgorelle@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
Andrea Burke Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP
Wendy Berman Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
Alexander Cobb Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
Emily Cole Miller Thomson LLP
Linda Fuerst Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
Andrew Gray Torys LLP
Jessica Kimmel Goodmans LLP
Paul LeVay Stockwoods LLP
Melissa MacKewn Crawley MacKewn Brush LLP
Shara Roy Lenczner Slaght LLP
Usman Sheikh Gowling WLG
Janice L. Wright Wright Temelini LLP
Johanna Superina Deputy Director, Enforcement, OSC
Heidi Franken Acting Deputy Director, Enforcement, OSC
Yvonne Chisholm 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.

For member biographies, please see the associated news release.

Members (September 2016 - September 2017)
Tyler Fleming (Chair)
Ellen Bessner
Jan Dymond
Arthur Fish
Patricia Fleischmann
Alan Goldhar
Dr. Amanda Grenier
Neil Gross
Marta C. Hajek
Patricia Kloepfer
Wanda Morris
Lindsay Rogan
Bonnie Rose
Greg Shaw
Dr. Samir Sinha
Laura Tamblyn Watts

OSC contacts:

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

Denise Morris, Manager, Policy, Investor Office
Tel: 416-593-8785
E-mail: dmorris@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 (April 2016 - April 2017)
Jo-Anne Matear (Chair) Ontario Securities Commission
Sherri Altshuler Aird & Berlis LLP
Craig Asano National Crowdfunding Association of Canada
Tim Babcock TSX Venture Exchange
Robert Cook Canadian Securities Exchange
Douglas Cumming Schulich School of Business
Raj Dewan McMillan LLP
Elaine Ellingham Ellingham Consulting Ltd.
Sean McCaughan Consultant
Blair Milroy Capital Canada Limited
Geoffrey Ritchie Private Capital Markets Association of Canada
Jason Saltzman Gowling WLG
Craig Skauge National Exempt Market Association
Al Wiens Wildeboer Dellelce LLP

OSC contact:

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

Melanie Sokalsky, Senior Legal Counsel, Corporate Finance
Tel: 416.593.8232
E-mail: msokalsky@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.

Members
Cameron McInnis (Chair) Ontario Securities Commission
Carolyn Anthony PwC LLP
Reinhard Dotzlaw KPMG LLP
Lara Gaede Alberta Securities Commission
Carla-Marie Hait British Columbia Securities Commission
Karen Higgins 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
Rebecca Villman Accounting Standards Board
Craig Cross Collins Barrow

Contact:

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.

Members
Chris Collins (Co-Chair) British Columbia Securities Commission
Craig Waldie (Co-Chair) Ontario Securities Commission
Brian Abraham Dentons Canada LLP
Paul Bankes Consultant
Lynda Bloom Analytical Solutions Ltd.
George Cavey Gold Jubilee Capital Corp.
Michel Champagne Sidex s.e.c.
Peter Dietrich Scotiabank
Catherine Gignac Analyst
Greg Gosson Amec Foster Wheeler
André Laferrière Autorité des marchés financiers
Stefan Lopatka (Observer) TSX Venture Exchange
Deborah McCombe Roscoe Postle Associates Inc.
Eric Pau British Columbia Securities Commission
Joseph Ringwald Selwyn Resources Ltd.
Paul Teniere (Observer) TSX

Contacts:

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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