IR Leader
May 09, 2017

New Opportunities for Issuers to Shine at the Awards of Excellence in Corporate Reporting

Changes to Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada Awards of Excellence in Corporate Reporting should have all public companies seriously considering entering.

New structure, new awards
Each entrant that meets set benchmarks for reporting excellence is now eligible for a gold or silver award. A new platinum award will recognize those who achieve top marks in all four judging categories: financial reporting, sustainability reporting, corporate governance disclosure and electronic reporting. The new approach allows for a more accurate reflection of Canada’s best reporters.

Stay ahead of the curve
Entrants also receive valuable feedback to take their reporting to the next level – the coveted confidential assessment by expert judges.  The assessment is valuable for investor relations and communications professionals as well as financial reporting and sustainability teams.

Additional Benefits for TSX Venture Exchange Graduates
In addition to the new awards structure, there is added incentive for graduates of TSX Venture Exchange this year. Companies that moved to the TSX Exchange between January 2014 and April 2017 are offered a 50 per cent reduction in the $500 entry fee.  

If your company’s corporate reporting is already top tier, it should claim that recognition with an award of excellence. If there is room to improve, this program can help.  Entries are accepted from May 1 to June 30.  Watch for the entry information on the CPA Canada website.

The Awards of Excellence in Corporate Reporting is a national program that is offered by the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada to help recognize high quality corporate reporting and help publicly listed companies stay ahead of evolving best practices.