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May 03

A Discussion with the OSC on Its New Vision and Strategy: Inviting, Thriving and Secure Capital Markets

Toronto ON, 67 Yonge Street, Suite 300

Roundtable Luncheon with Kevan Cowan and Grant Vingoe

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C.D. Howe Institute events and webinars are open to members and their guests.

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Join Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) Board Chair Kevan Cowan and Chief Executive Officer Grant Vingoe as they share candid insights on the OSC’s new six-year strategic plan, guided by the vision of fostering inviting, thriving and secure capital markets through collaborative efforts.

Discover how the OSC’s new strategic direction emphasizes cooperation and partnership to achieve regulatory excellence, promote market innovation, and enhance investor confidence, building upon the OSC's ongoing modernization efforts. By working together across our capital markets, we collectively contribute to a vibrant and resilient financial ecosystem. 

Please note that this event will be ON-THE-RECORD and media will be present in the room.

Kevan Cowan, Chair of the Board, Ontario Securities Commission

Kevan Cowan is a financial services executive with more than 30 years of experience in capital markets operational, regulatory and policy matters. He has been a key participant in the transformative changes occurring in Canadian capital markets over that time.

Mr. Cowan is the past Chief Executive Officer of the Capital Markets Authority Implementation Organization, where he worked on behalf of nine Canadian governments leading the development of a pan-Canadian securities regulatory authority. Prior to that, Mr. Cowan was President of TSX Markets, responsible for the equities business of the TMX Group, including the Toronto Stock Exchange, TSX Venture Exchange, Alpha Trading, TMX Select and related services. He is also a past President of the TSX Venture Exchange. Mr. Cowan was previously a partner in a large Canadian law firm, practicing corporate and securities law.

Mr. Cowan has served on many boards and in advisory roles, including with the Toronto Financial Services Alliance / Toronto Finance International (Chair of the Board), the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (Board member), the Ontario Capital Markets Modernization Taskforce Expert Advisory Group, the Calgary Economic Development Investment Advisory Committee, and the Ontario Securities Commission Small Business Advisory Committee.

Mr. Cowan holds a B.A. from the University of Toronto, an LL.B. from Osgoode Hall Law School, and the ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors.


Grant Vingoe, Chief Executive Officer, Ontario Securities Commission

Grant Vingoe is the first dedicated Chief Executive Officer of the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC). He previously served as both Chair and CEO of the OSC before the roles were separated with the proclamation of the Securities Commission Act, 2021 on April 29, 2022. He is a member of the OSC’s Board of Directors.

Grant is Chair of the Policy Coordination Committee of the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA), the umbrella organization for securities commissions in Canada, and is a member of the board of directors of the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO). He is also the Chair of the Joint Regulators Committee responsible for the CSA’s oversight of the Ombudsman for Banking Services and Investments. He also holds leadership positions in Canadian standard-setting bodies and international sustainable finance forums. 

Grant is an experienced executive and trusted adviser for regulatory agencies and, during his career as a partner in leading global law firms, for issuers and financial services clients. He has extensive cross-border expertise in securities law and deep knowledge of financial markets. 

Grant holds a J.D. from Toronto’s Osgoode Hall Law School and an LL.M from the New York University School of Law. He was admitted to the bar of Ontario in 1983 and New York in 1985.


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