SEDAR is the electronic system for the official filing of documents by public companies and investment funds across Canada. It can be found at www.sedar.com. Its purpose is to:
- facilitate electronic filing of securities information as required by the securities regulatory authorities in Canada;
- allow for the public dissemination of securities information filed by public companies and investment funds; and
- provide electronic communication between electronic filers, agents and the Canadian securities regulatory authorities.
SEDAR provides access to documents filed by public companies, investment funds and certain third-party filers. All Canadian public companies and investment funds must file their documents through SEDAR. Foreign companies should file a notice of election before filing documents through SEDAR. In addition, some third parties who are involved in public company transactions, such as take-over bids, may be required to file appropriate documents through SEDAR.