TORONTO, May 30, 2016 /CNW/ - The Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) is proud to recognize and celebrate June as Ontario Seniors' Month. As part of its ongoing work to prioritize the needs of Ontario's seniors, the OSC's Investor Office will be hosting a number of activities to connect with seniors across the province on the unique issues and challenges they face around money and retirement.
"Seniors are an extremely important and growing segment of investors whose needs and issues demand attention," said Tyler Fleming, Director of the OSC's Investor Office. "The OSC and the Investor Office are thrilled to be contributing to Ontario Seniors' Month with a range of activities that speak to the specific needs and concerns of our province's ageing population."
On June 9, 2016, the OSC's Investor Office will be holding a province-wide teletownhall for seniors to learn more about recognizing investment frauds and scams. Teletownhalls are a new way for the Investor Office to connect with thousands of Ontarians at a time. Similar in format to a call-in radio show, during the teletownhall, OSC staff provide information, answer questions and conduct live polls over the course of one hour. Visit the OSC in the Community Events web page to learn more about participating in the upcoming teletownhall.
Throughout the month, the Investor Office will also be hosting a number of events as part of the OSC in the Community initiative, an outreach program that takes the OSC's important regulatory mandate from Bay Street to communities across Ontario. OSC in the Community events give audience members an opportunity to ask OSC staff questions and get tips on protecting their money from investment fraud.
- June 14, 2016 – Fairfax Senior Centre, 80 Lothian Drive, Etobicoke. 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
- June 16, 2016 – Toronto Public Library, Wychwood Branch, 1431 Bathurst Street, Toronto. 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
- June 16, 2016 – Royal Canadian Legion, 1533 Weller Street, Sudbury. 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
- June 23, 2016 – Toronto Public Library, Dufferin/St. Clair Branch, 1625 Dufferin Street, Toronto. 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Please visit the OSC in the Community Events web page for more information about attending or registering for these events.
Investors are encouraged to visit InvestorOffice.ca to sign up for Investor News and stay informed about the latest investor initiatives, topical issues, educational resources, key dates and investor alerts. They are also encouraged to visit GetSmarterAboutMoney.ca for more seniors' resources, including information on retirement planning, working with an advisor and avoiding fraud.
The mandate of the OSC is to provide protection to investors from unfair, improper or fraudulent practices and to foster fair and efficient capital markets and confidence in the capital markets. Investors are urged to check the registration of any persons or company offering an investment opportunity and to review the OSC investor materials available at www.osc.gov.on.ca.
SOURCE Ontario Securities Commission
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