IR Leader
April 11, 2017
Time is running out. Submit your nomination today! Nominations close April 14, 2017.

Each year, CIRI recognizes investor relations professionals who make a significant contribution to the practice of investor relations. These individuals are nominated by you - their peers. We ask you to think about your IR program and consider nominating those IROs whose programs or initiatives you admire.

Belle Mulligan Award for Leadership in Investor Relations is given in honour of the late Belle Mulligan to recognize individuals who have shown singular leadership in one or more aspects of the practice of IR.

Click here for more information and to access the Nomination Form.

CIRI Award for Excellence in Investor Relations is given by CIRI to honour individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to the investor relations profession and to the Institute.

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Nominations can be submitted to Jane Maciel by April 14, 2017.
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Ontario Securites Commission Notice 11-777 - Statement of Priorities - Request for Comments

The Securities Act requires the Commission to deliver to the Minister and publish in its Bulletin each year a statement of the Chair setting out the proposed priorities of the Commission for its current fiscal year in connection with the administration of the Act, the regulations and rules, together with a summary of the reasons for the adoption of the priorities.

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