Mission, Values & Overall Benefits
The British Columbia Securities Commission’s mission is to protect and promote the public interest by fostering a securities market that is fair and warrants public confidence, and a dynamic and competitive securities industry that provides investment opportunities and access to capital.
To play a leading role in securities regulation that inspires investor confidence and supports fair, efficient, and innovative Canadian capital markets.
Our values of integrity, accountability, and service guide our commitment to appropriate, effective, and flexible regulation. This commitment allows us to keep pace with quickly evolving capital market changes.
The Commission benefits the public by protecting investors and the integrity of BC’s capital markets. We:
- review the disclosure that businesses raising capital must provide to investors;
- review applications for registration from those that trade securities, provide advice, or manage portfolios or investment funds to ensure they are qualified, ethical, and solvent;
- take action against those who contravene securities laws; and
- educate investors to protect themselves and industry participants to understand how to comply with securities law requirements.