Education and Outreach

Keeping you informed

The Bureau works to promote legislative compliance, increase awareness of competition-related topics, and provide transparency regarding how the Bureau delivers on its mandate. Our outreach efforts are designed to inform stakeholders—the business and legal communities, consumers and government departments—about the Bureau’s mandate and the requirements of the laws and regulations within our mandate. We also provide publications and other resources that promote compliance.

Tips for consumers and businesses

These short articles are part of the Bureau’s fraud prevention activities, which include Fraud Prevention Month, an annual anti-fraud public awareness campaign. Read these tips to learn how to recognize and report scams, fraud, and dishonest advertising or sales tactics.

Publications

We produce a variety of publications to keep the general public and consumers and businesses informed.

News releases

To communicate through traditional and new media channels, we regularly issue news releases on a wide variety of topics, from tips for consumers on how to avoid scams and frauds to important announcements, such as details of recent competition-related decisions and enforcement activities.

Consumer and business alerts

Alerts contain useful information for Canadian consumers and businesses to help them recognize, reject and report deceptive marketing practices, misleading advertising and scams.

Position statements

Where possible, the Bureau will publicly communicate the results of certain investigations, inquiries and merger reviews by way of a position statement. This is consistent with our commitment to providing transparency to the antitrust community, industry stakeholders and the public.

Speeches

Bureau representatives deliver speeches and presentations at meetings, conferences, and other events on a wide range of topics related to our mandate and priorities. Common topics include enforcement and advocacy issues, competition policy and legislation, and international competition.

Information sessions

The Bureau delivers presentations to various stakeholders to raise awareness of specific issues and provisions of the acts and to promote compliance with them. For example, we offer sessions on how to establish corporate compliance programs and how to prevent bid-rigging.

Educational opportunities: Mock trial

The purpose of this event is to give Canadian law students an opportunity to tackle timely, complex civil or criminal issues in a growing field of law that requires balancing private economic incentives with the public interest.

Video gallery

We offer a range of informative videos on various topics for Canadian businesses and consumers. Consult them to help you recognize and prevent anti-competitive conduct or to establish effective compliance programs within your own organization. Our videos are all available on our YouTube channel.

Social media channels

We use a number of social media channels to share news, special updates, and other important information.