IR Leader
January 08, 2019
Throughout 2018, we focused on what our members value most from their membership: resources; professional development; networking opportunities; and advocacy.

On the professional development front, we offered something for everyone - from the novice to the seasoned IRO; for those in small to large market caps; and for those wanting a deep dive or just an overview. These events were hosted across Canada, in person and via webcast, and kept CIRI members informed of the changes, best practices and emerging trends in IR and related areas. This year, an increasing number of these events were free-to-members, further enhancing the value of a CIRI membership. For a comprehensive list of professional development, click here.

Hear how Rachelle Girard, the Vice President of Investor Relations for Cameco Corporation, makes the most of her CIRI membership by leveraging professional development and networking opportunities.

CIRI members, your membership expired on December 31, 2018. If you have renewed your membership, thank you. If you haven't yet renewed, here's why you should: to leverage our expanding pool of resources to inform your IR program; to attend events to learn about IR best practices and trends - like the 2019 Annual Conference in Halifax (early bird pricing in effect until January 11, 2019); to take the time to network with your peers and learn from their experience; and to benefit from CIRI's advocacy efforts. To renew your membership today, visit and click on the 'Renew Now' button.

Not a member? See what you are missing. Join CIRI today and access the resources and professional development you need to practice IR at the highest level.
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We sincerely appreciate the support that we received from our numerous sponsors in 2018. With their commitment, we were able to advance the practice and stature of the IR profession.

We encourage CIRI members to consider these suppliers, who support not only CIRI but the overall IR profession, when sourcing IR products and services.

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