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FSCO - Pension Stakeholder Consultations

Stakeholder Engagement


As part of the initiative to communicate and to broaden stakeholder engagement, FSCO has held various consultations with its stakeholders in the pension community since 2009. Specifically, FSCO has been consulting with specialists in the pension community, as well as with the public on various initiatives that it will be undertaking in the administration of the Pension Benefits Act and the regulations. The perspectives and insights provided by our stakeholders in the pension community have been essential in guiding the direction of FSCO's initiatives and projects to date.


FSCO appreciates the valuable contributions of our stakeholders. FSCO's policies and operational initiatives are enriched by their input, advice, ideas and suggestions.


FSCO will continue to review its consultation process to ensure that its stakeholders are fully engaged in the initiatives, and that their views and concerns are being heard.


Consultation periods will typically range from 30 to 60 days, depending on the nature and complexity of the initiatives. As the consultations and projects move forward, access to information on the release of the documents, the timing of submissions and the feedback received will be readily available to all stakeholders from the listing provided on this page.


We encourage all parties interested in pension matters to participate in these consultations. In submitting comments, please include the appropriate Consultation Reference noted below. As submissions will be made publicly available on FSCO's website under Stakeholder Comments at the end of the consultation period, please note that if you do not want your submission to be made public, please clearly indicate this in your submission.


There are a number of options for submitting your comments:


  • You may mail your comments to:

    Attention: Pension Policy Unit
    Financial Services Commission of Ontario
    5160 Yonge Street
    Suite 1600
    Toronto, ON  M2N 6L9

  • You may send your comments by fax to (416) 226-7787

Thank you for your interest and participation.




FSCO Consultations


Financial Statements Guidance Notes


FSCO began issuing consultation documents on guidance related to financial statements to pension plan administrators/auditors in the form of Financial Statements Guidance Notes (FSGN) in August, 2012.  The first consultation document was available for comment until October 25, 2012. Consultation papers will precede the formal issuance of guidance notes. More information can be found under Financial Statements Guidance Note Consultations.

Consultation Reference:  Financial Statements Guidance Note #1[PDF Document] Size: ## kb
 Size: ## kbDate Posted:  August 30, 2012
Deadline for Submissions:  October 25, 2012
Stakeholder Comments 


Actuarial Guidance Notes


FSCO has been providing guidance on actuarial matters to the actuarial community in the form of Actuarial Guidance Notes. More information can be found under Actuarial Guidance Consultations.


Actuarial Guidance Note #3 - Determination of Interest Payments Where Solvency Special Payments Are Covered by Letters of Credit Size: ## kb Size: ## kb

Consultation Reference: Actuarial Guidance Note #3 [PDF Document] Size: ## kb

Date Posted: May 6, 2013
Deadline for Submissions:  June 7, 2013
Stakeholder Comments



Actuarial Guidance Note # 2 - Determination of the Solvency Liability Adjustment​  Size: 278 kb

Consultation Reference: Actuarial Guidance Note #2 [PDF Document] Size: ## kb
 Size: ## Date Posted: April 3, 2012
Deadline for Submissions: May 3, 2012

Stakeholder Comments: No comments were submitted to this public consultation



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Stakeholder Consultations - Final Documents 

Previous Pension Stakeholder Consultations