About the OSB


Our mandate and areas of activity

The Office of the Superintendent of Bankruptcy (OSB) is responsible for supervising all estates and matters to which the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act (BIA) applies, as well as certain matters under the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act (CCAA). The OSB licenses and regulates the insolvency profession; supervises the administration of estates in bankruptcy, commercial reorganizations, consumer proposals and receiverships; maintains a public record of BIA and CCAA filings; records and investigates complaints from debtors and creditors regarding the insolvency process; and ensures compliance through maintenance and enforcement of the regulatory framework. OSB operates as a vote net revenue organization, with its costs recovered from the insolvency process.


OSB Management

Superintendent of Bankruptcy

Bill James (biography)

Deputy Superintendent, Operations and Corporate Services

Fabien Lengelle

Deputy Superintendent, Program Policy and Regulatory Affairs

Daniel Charrette

Director General, Outreach Services

Harvey Wong

Director, Corporate Services

Andrew Millar

Corporate Secretary

Joanne Huot-Law

Regional Director, Western Region

Spencer Lee

Regional Director, Ontario Region

Jack Steinman

Regional Director, Eastern Region

Samra Rabie


Make an enquiry

Contact the OSB if you have questions about the insolvency process or about a specific insolvency file.

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