Welcome to the MFDA investor education page. On this page you will find various resources to help you become a more informed investor. This page will be updated periodically with new resources so be sure to check back often.
MFDA Fraud Awareness Toolkit
March is Fraud Prevention Month, and the Mutual Fund Dealers Association of Canada is promoting fraud awareness and prevention among Canadian investors. The MFDA maintains several investor education resources on its website, and to mark the occasion of Fraud Prevention Month the MFDA has compiled its fraud prevention resources into a Fraud Awareness Toolkit for investors.
Below you can learn about how mutual funds are structured, how they work and about the Fund Facts document you receive when purchasing a mutual fund. You can also learn about mutual fund fees and try out the interactive mutual fund fee calculator.
- How Mutual Funds Work
- Mutual Fund Fees
- Fund Facts
Avoiding Fraud and Scams
Learn to identify the red flags of fraud as well as steps you can take to protect yourself:
Checking Registration and Disciplinary History of an Advisor or Company
It's important to know whether you are dealing with a registered advisor and whether your advisor has a disciplinary records. Below you will find links that will explain the process for performing this important background check.
What to do if You Have a Complaint About Your Mutual Fund Dealer
Other Investor Education Resources
International Investor Education Resources