Joint Forum of Financial Market Regulators
The Joint Forum of Financial Market Regulators was founded in 1999 by the Canadian Council of Insurance Regulators, the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) and the Canadian Association of Pension Supervisory Authorities. It also includes representation from the Canadian Insurance Services Regulatory Organizations.
The Joint Forum coordinates the development of harmonized cross-sectoral and cross-jurisdictional solutions to financial services regulatory issues. The goal of the Joint Forum is to improve the financial services regulatory system through greater harmonization, simplification, and coordination of regulatory approaches.
Through its three founding organizations, the Joint Forum brings together over 25 provincial and federal regulatory bodies from across Canada. The Joint Forum's constituting organizations select representatives of their organizations to provide cross-sectoral and cross-jurisdictional representation. The BCSC is a representative of the CSA on the Joint Forum.
The Joint Forum meets four times a year. It has a small project office located in Toronto. Project office staff do research and policy development, coordinate and manage projects, and provide communication and administrative support to the Joint Forum.
View the Joint Forum Strategic Plan 2005-2008