IR Leader
May 22, 2018
The Annual General Meeting of the members of CIRI will be held at 12:30 p.m. (ET) on Monday, June 4, 2018 at the Marriott Downtown at  CF Toronto Eaton Centre, Toronto, ON.

Please note, the CIRI National By-laws allow all members the opportunity to vote.

All members are encouraged to attend the Meeting. Even if you are attending, we encourage all members to vote their proxy as soon as possible. All members are entitled to vote at the Meeting in person, or by proxy. You can return your proxy by email to or by fax to (416) 364-2805 by 12:00 p.m. (ET) on Friday, June 1.

Annual General Meeting documents include:

2018 Annual Meeting Notice
2018 Information Circular
2018 Proxy Form
2018 Annual Meeting Agenda
2018 Chair's Report
2017 Audited Financial Statements

These 'Members Only' documents are available at

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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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