IR Leader
April 09, 2024

CIRI is pleased to announce that Notified will continue as National Strategic Partner for a second consecutive year. This ongoing partnership demonstrates Notified’s dedication to supporting the association’s efforts to inspire and create meaningful professional development programs and innovative, thought-provoking events to benefit CIRI’s valued members.

With the commitment of all of CIRI's sponsors, we will be able to advance the practice and stature of the IR profession even further. 

Our sincere thanks to each of these organizations for their continued support.

To find out more about sponsorship opportunities with CIRI, click here.

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CIRI extends sincere congratulations to all recipients and nominees of the 2024 IR Magazine Awards – Canada and the Hall of Fame inductees. Of the 31 award winners this year, almost 60% of the companies have membership in CIRI and nearly 60% of the Hall of Fame inductees are current or past CIRI members – a testament to their dedication to the investor relations profession.

To view a complete list of awards and recipients, click here.

To view a complete list of Hall of Fame inductees and bios, click here.
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