IR Leader
April 10, 2018
We are delighted to announce that Business Wire, Cision, AST, BTV, Corbin Advisors, IR Magazine, CIBC, Ipreo, Nasdaq, National Bank, TD Bank and Broadridge will be sponsors of CIRI in 2018! With their commitment, we will be able to advance the practice and stature of the IR profession.

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

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Do you know a deserving IRO? Is there an IR program that you admire? There are only a few more days to submit your nomination to recognize a deserving IRO. Submit your nomination by Friday, April 13, 2018.

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.

Click here for more information.

Nominations can be submitted to Jane Maciel by April 13, 2018.
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CIRI is pleased to inform you that new job opportunities are available in British Columbia, Alberta 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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