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44-101, Short Form Prospectus Distributions

Effective date:

December 31, 2000, except for subsequent amendments.

Published by the CSA:

December 15, 2000


The Instrument prescribes conditions for the use of a short form prospectus to distribute securities to the public. Central to the short form prospectus distribution system is the use of a short form prospectus which incorporates by reference, rather than restates, information contained in the issuer's annual information form ("AIF"), financial statements and other continuous disclosure. The system, and the more concise offering document, were designed to enable qualifying issuers to respond more quickly to market opportunities without diminishing the information and protection available to investors.

Recent developments




September 3, 2015


The definition of "venture issuer" is amended to recognize "Aequitas NEO Exchange Inc." as a senior exchange.

The amendments are effective on November 17, 2015.

Note: The above summary of Recent Developments does not include consequential amendments made as the result of other projects.

For details on the history of this Instrument, please refer to the OSC’s Web site.

Correction list for hyphenation

These words serve as exceptions. Once entered, they are only hyphenated at the specified hyphenation points. Each word should be on a separate line.