IR Leader
March 19, 2019
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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Shareholder Activism Pivots To Gender

Until recently, shareholder activism was confined to the US. Not uncommon since the 1920’s, it has caught fire since the 1980’s, with the likes of Carl Icahn striking fear into the hearts of public companies. Activists are generally on the hunt for changes in management or company policies, including things like dividend payouts or use of cash. They claim they are looking to create shareholder value, but in reality, this has often translated into short term gains in the share price and activists who rarely hold onto the companies they built stakes in for the long term.

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IR Magazine Awards - Canada 2019

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Proxy Season 2019 – Key Things to Know

In leading up to the 2019 proxy season, both investors and issuers should be aware of numerous developments in the areas of corporate governance and securities laws. To prepare for the upcoming proxy season, issuers and investors should be aware of the Canadian proxy voting guidelines issued by proxy advisory firms Glass, Lewis & Co. (Glass Lewis) and Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) as well as the various developments initiated by the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX), the Ontario Securities Commission (the OSC) and the Canadian Securities Administrators (the CSA).

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Board Priorities for 2019: Looking Inward and Outward to Meet Stakeholder Expectations

Each year, the proxy season puts a spotlight on how well public company boards of directors are meeting investor and regulatory expectations. For 2019, these expectations call for directors to look both inward and outward to foster a company culture that supports long-term value creation, improve the diversity of the board, focus on corporate sustainability issues affecting the company's long-term strategy, enhance oversight of internal controls over risk, and strengthen engagement efforts with stakeholders.

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Matters to Consider for the 2019 Annual Meeting and Proxy Season

Every year, reporting issuers are faced with the task of tailoring the disclosure for their annual general meeting (AGM) to an ever-evolving list of changes in securities laws, updates to stock exchanges rules, new guidance from proxy advisors, and developing corporate governance trends.

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New To The Board: Thinking About Continuous Disclosure in the Age of Social Media

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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