IR Leader
March 05, 2019
National Board and Chapter Executives

CIRI is looking for members to join the CIRI National Board of Directors and the Chapter Executives. If you know a CIRI member that you think would make a good addition to the CIRI National Board or a Chapter Executive, we ask you to please enter their name in nomination.

Don't delay! The deadline for nomination is March 15, 2019. Click here to access the page where you can select the specific Chapter Nomination Form for more details. 

(Note: Only CIRI members can hold National Board and Chapter Executive positions.)

CIRI Awards

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.

CIRI Fellowship Program was launched in 2015 to recognize leaders in the investor relations profession who, by their achievements, bring distinction to the profession and serve as role models for others. CIRI Fellows have made significant contributions to the advancement of the investor relations profession and to CIRI throughout their careers.

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.

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.

Nominations for CIRI Awards can be submitted to Jane Maciel by March 29, 2019.

Click here to access the specific CIRI Award Nomination Forms.
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CIRI is pleased to inform you that new job opportunities are available in Ontario and British Columbia.

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 Kaitlin Davis at or (416) 364-8200.

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Canada is the only G20 country without a national securities regulator. Despite coordination among the provinces and territories, the current regime is often thought to encourage shareholder activism - whether by permitting forum shopping for more favourable regulations or given the reality that decentralized efforts mean scarcer resources to combat unwelcome tactics. However, after decades of discussion and debate, the Supreme Court of Canada released a decision late last year which could lead to the adoption of a single regulator, dubbed the Capital Markets Regulatory Authority (CMRA).

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Social media can help businesses appear open and accessible to customers and investors. However, as we discuss in the fourth and final post in our 'New to the Board' series, too much openness can sometimes land public companies on the wrong side of securities law disclosure rules.

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As investors increasingly come to grips with the challenging realities, risks and opportunities of a changing climate, resource depletion and human rights, we need to change the ways companies talk with them about these issues.

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