About the ASC

The Alberta Securities Commission (ASC) is the regulatory agency responsible for administering the province's securities laws. Our mission is to foster a fair and efficient capital market in Alberta and to protect investors.

We aim to be a practical, intelligent, best-in-class regulator and we strive to protect investors from improper, misleading or fraudulent practices. The Securities Act (Alberta) ensures that Alberta’s capital market works for participants and that investors have timely, accurate information on which to base their investment decisions. It also ensures that those who sell securities in Alberta are registered and that they conduct themselves according to applicable laws and professional standards.

As a member of the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA), the council of the securities regulators of Canada's provinces and territories, the ASC works to improve, coordinate and harmonize the regulation of Canada's capital market.

The Alberta capital market
How the ASC is funded
What the ASC can and cannot do
History of the ASC
About the CSA