National industry voice for exempt market issuers, dealers and
other professionals in the exempt market
EMDA ensures exempt market professionals play a significant role
in the capital markets and have a strong voice in the development
of securities regulations across Canada. The EMDA has made
detailed written submissions to securities regulators and we meet
regularly with senior representatives of the provincial securities
commissions to advance the issues facing exempt market.
The EMDA ’s submissions to securities regulators can be found
on our website under “Speaking Up For EMDs” section. Please
also review the EMDA media coverage in our Media Room.
Regulatory & Compliance Guidance
Insight on compliance and regulatory requirements for EMDs and
access to a national network of EMDs, issuers, industry experts and
professional advisers to EMDs.
Exclusive Insurance Programs
Access to insurance programs customized specifically for EMDs.
The EMDA Professional Liability E&O Insurance Program protects
EMD dealing representatives against errors and omissions; and
the EMDA FIB bonding insurance ensures EMDs satisfy their
Opportunities for professional development of EMDs and their dealing
representatives. The EMDA Annual Exempt Market Conference
addresses key issues in the exempt market and provides practical
information that EMDs, issuers, and professional advisers need to
succeed. Our conferences allow you to hear directly from regulators,
explore new areas of the market, discuss challenges of manufacturing
and distributing exempt products and coping with the increasing
regulatory expectations facing EMDs.
The EMDA has also launched the Continuing Education Program
specifically designed for EMDs and Dealing Representatives. We are
teaming up with professional educators and conference providers to
bring detailed and relevant educational offerings to support you in
your business, and helping you succeed in a regulated marketplace.
Tuition & Event Discounts for Members
Special access and member discounts for the key events and
services exempt market professionals need: proficiency courses,
continuing education, industry conferences, networking events.
Exempt Market Deals of the Year Awards
The EMDA’s Exempt Market Deals of the Year are the national awards
for exempt market industry deals and EMDA members take advantage
of this opportunity to celebrate our achievements. These EMDA awards
recognize high standards of professional conduct in dealers and issuers
and showcase exempt market business leaders who are helping build a
vibrant and successful exempt capital market.
Once you become an EMDA member, you will connect with other
exempt market professionals across Canada through the EMDA
Membership Community on our website. You can simply search
other EMDA members by using the special search function on the
back end of our website.
The EMDA also organizes EMDA Cocktails and Conversations events
across Canada to connect exempt market professionals coast to
coast. Staying connected and building your network to support your
business is important to your success, and to the growth of the
Exempt Market Update Magazine - the leading information source
in Canada’s exempt market
The Exempt Market Update Magazine provides in-depth coverage
of regulatory changes, compliance best practices, and offers critical
analysis of deal structures, financial reporting, legal, accounting and
other marketplace issues. Each edition features articles by leading
professionals engaged in the exempt market in Canada.
Complimentary promotional opportunities for your company
through EMDA website and social media channels
The EMDA is your national industry voice for the exempt market and we
believe helping our members succeed in their businesses is important.
EMDA members are encouraged to send us your news and we will
share it with the cross Canada exempt market community. Please send
your news to firstname.lastname@example.org
Credibility in the Exempt Market Community
Belonging to the EMDA makes a statement that you are committed
to your profession and ensuring the highest standards of business
conduct in the exempt market.
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THE BENEFITS OF EMDA MEMBERSHIP