IR Leader
March 27, 2018
Membership in CIRI provides investor relations professionals with the information and resources they need to excel in today’s environment. Here's what we provided to members in Q1:
  • Published IR focus on the new TSX website disclosures;
  • Published IR leader with articles on guidance, shareholder engagement and changes to lease accounting;
  • Published IR directions: Annual General Meeting Best Practices;
  • Published top IR stories in wIRed;
  • Published the member needs survey;
  • Hosted seven Chapter events across Canada; and
  • Issued a call for nominations to refresh the National Board and Chapter Executives.
And there's more to come. Before the end of the quarter, we will publish IR directions: Conference and Non-deal Roadshows.

We also made steady progress on our practical vision and strategic imperatives. We advanced two of our six strategic imperatives – Technology and Certification. On Technology, we launched iMIS, an association management system that replaced two systems, increasing our operational efficiency. On Certification, we commenced the 2018 IR Certification Program with 18 students. Our strategic imperatives are aimed at advancing the practice and the stature of the IR profession while improving our collaboration across the organization to benefit you – our members.

This is the value that CIRI members received in Q1 and there's much more planned for the next three quarters.

Not a CIRI member? Join today!

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CIRI is pleased to inform you that new job opportunities are available in British Columbia and Ontario.

CIRI members can click here to view the postings. You must be logged in as this is a 'Members Only' benefit.

Are you looking to create or fill a position in your company or for a client? Here's an effective way to reach CIRI members who are looking for new challenges in investor relations.

Members may submit a job posting free of charge. Non-members may submit a job posting for $150+HST.

To submit a job posting, contact Jane Maciel at or (416) 364-8200.

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How Audit Committees Can Help with Non-GAAP

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FLASH REPORT: 85% of S&P 500 Index® Companies Publish Sustainability Reports in 2017

G&A Institute has analyzed index companies' sustainability reporting activities since 2011. Our research over the past seven years shows that corporate reporting on sustainability - including environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance and achievements - continues to be a consistent, reliable standard for the largest and most influential companies in the U.S. capital markets.

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Securities Commissions Provide Guidance On New Take-Over Bid Regime

In Aurora Cannabis Inc. (Re), 2018 ONSEC 10, the Ontario Securities Commission and the Saskatchewan Financial and Consumer Affairs Authority (the "Commissions") recently, and for the first time, provided guidance on the conduct of hostile take-over bids under the new Canadian regulatory regime, which came into force in early 2016.

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April 1, 2018 Deadline Approaching for TSX-listed Issuers

Pursuant to recent amendments to Part IV of the TSX Company Manual (the "Manual"), and in particular the provisions contained in the new Section 473 of the Manual, most Toronto Stock Exchange ("TSX") listed issuers ("Issuers") are required to make their constating documents and certain other key corporate documents available on their websites no later than April 1, 2018.

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Study Suggests Different Take On Active vs Passive

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Proxy Season 2018: Key Things to Know

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Focus On Specific ESG Factors For Most Material Benefit: Report

Bolstered by research showing the majority of institutional investors are considering environmental, social and governance issues in their investments strategies, Russell Investments has created a new way to score companies on the particular factors that could have a material influence on finances and returns.

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Opinion: The Time Is Now For Companies To Emphasize Sustainability

How can a corporation make a profit and protect the planet? Must these interests really conflict?

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