Nova Scotia Securities Commission

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The Nova Scotia Securities Commission was established to provide investors with protection from activities that undermine investor confidence in the fairness and efficiency of Nova Scotia capital markets and where not inconsistent with investor protection, to foster capital formation.

How do we protect investors?

Investor Education

Compliance

Registration

Corporate Finance

  • Review capital raising materials to ensure private and public companies are complying with securities laws and are continuously disclosing to their investors when required.

Enforcement 

To fulfil our mandate, we also work in close co-operation with the securities regulatory authorities across Canada through the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA). The CSA is the umbrella organization for the 13 securities regulators of Canada’s provinces and territories that work together to coordinate and harmonize the regulation of Canada’s capital markets.

Learn more about the Nova Scotia Securities Commission, our mandate and what we do for Nova Scotians by watching our short video "What is the Nova Scotia Securities Commission?"

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Protect yourself from financial elder abuse

Financial elder abuse is the most common form of elder abuse. As our population continues to get older elder abuse is becoming more common. This may be a major problem in Nova Scotia where the percentage of the population over 65 is greater than the percentage of the population under 15 for the first time ever.

If you are an older adult, or will soon be an older adult, there are ways you can protect yourself and your money from financial elder abuse.