Who We Are

The Canadian Capital Markets Association (CCMA) is a national, federally incorporated, not-for-profit organization, launched in 1999 to identify, analyze and recommend ways to meet the challenges and opportunities facing Canadian and international capital markets.


To enhance the competitiveness of Canada’s capital markets through a forum of industry experts who provide leadership and direction to the investment community.

Our Mandate

To communicate, educate and help co-ordinate the different segments of the investment industry on projects and initiatives spanning multiple parts of Canada’s capital markets.

Who We Serve

Participating under the co-ordinating umbrella of the Canadian Capital Markets Association (CCMA) are dealers, custodians, asset managers and industry associations, etc.; key securities infrastructure, such as exchanges, The Canadian Depository of Securities (CDS) and Fundserv; back-office service providers and vendors; and other stakeholders (e.g., regulators including SROs).

How We Work

Our Board of Directors, representing the Canadian capital markets and with industry input, determines which cross-investment-industry initiative(s) the CCMA focuses resources on.  The issue(s) will determine which industry segments, firms, industry associations, support and other organizations become involved and how.  Usually this is done through CCMA committees.

What’s New

The CCMA’s 2020 resources are focused on the CDS Post Trade Modernization program.

The CCMA will work with industry members who are participants of CDS to co-ordinate, educate and communicate the work and efforts associated with implementing the TMX/CDS Post-Trade Modernization program, scheduled for implementation in Q4 2021.

Latest Releases

April 19, 2019: Settlement Optimization Recommendation to CDS
January 11, 2019: Post Trade Modernization – CNS Hold and Buy In Extensions
December 5, 2017: CCMA Seeks Members for a New TMX/CDS Post-Trade Modernization Advisory Council