January 7, 2022 

MFSA Operations During COVID-19

WINNIPEG – As of January 10, 2022, the Manitoba Financial Services Agency (MFSA), which includes the Manitoba Securities Commission (MSC) and Financial Institutions Regulation Branch (FIRB), will be closing its reception area to the public.

Investor protections and regulatory requirements remain fully in place while we continue to navigate the COVID situation and are critical to Manitoba’s capital markets functioning fairly and efficiently. While the majority of MFSA staff are working from home, they will continue to operate at the level necessary to deliver crucial services to stakeholders and to protect the Manitoba public.

All MFSA divisions are accepting deliveries of documents and packages via our main entrance only on the 5th floor at 400 St. Mary Avenue.  All deliveries can be placed on the table outside the 5th floor reception door.

The Agency continues to take all necessary precautions to protect the health and safety of its employees and the public as we respond to the ongoing challenges of COVID.

·       Social distancing continues to be observed.

·       Masks must be worn at all times by staff and the public while in public spaces at the MFSA, MSC, and FIRB offices.

·       Sanitization procedures must be in full practice while in the MFSA offices.

We continue to encourage the use of mail and email to convey important documents to our office wherever possible. Please contact our office directly at 204-945-2548 if you have any questions. 

We will continue to be flexible during this extraordinary time. Questions with respect to regulatory expectations should be directed to our staff contacts:

Paula White, Deputy Director

Corporate Finance
Wayne Bridgeman, Deputy Director

Education & Communications
Ainsley Cunningham, Manager

Financial Institutions Regulation Branch
Scott Moore, Superintendent

Jason Roy, Senior Investigator

Chris Besko, Director

Real Estate
Keith Schinkel, Registrar

Sue Henderson, Deputy Director

Investor protections and regulatory requirements remain fully in place and are critical to Manitoba’s capital markets functioning fairly and efficiently.

We will publish further updates on our operations, as the situation develops.

The mandate of the MSC is to provide protection to investors from unfair, improper or fraudulent practices, to foster fair and efficient capital markets and confidence in the capital markets, and to contribute to the stability of the financial system and the reduction of systemic risk. Investors are urged to check the registration of any persons or company offering an investment opportunity and to review the MSC investor materials available at

The Manitoba Securities Commission and FIRB are divisions of the Manitoba Financial Services Agency, a Special Operating Agency of the Government of Manitoba that protects investors and promotes fair and efficient capital markets throughout the province.


Media Inquiries:                      

Jason Booth, Communications Coordinator, MFSA |  204.945.1660 |