IR Leader
December 07, 2021

Throughout 2021, we focused on what our members value most from their membership: resourcesprofessional developmentnetworking opportunities; and advocacy.

On the professional development front, we offered virtual events to keep CIRI members informed of changes, best practices and emerging trends in IR and related areas. At the same time, we provided opportunities for CIRI members to network and interact with one another in a variety of meaningful, constructive and fun ways. We expanded, updated and refreshed our pool of valuable IR resources and launched a new website to serve you better and meet your evolving needs. As always, CIRI continued to be the voice of IR as we advocated on your behalf on several regulatory issues. These initiatives will continue into 2022.

CIRI members, your membership expires at the end of this month. If you have renewed your membership, thank you. If you haven't yet renewed, please visit and click on the 'Renew Now' button.

Not a member? See what you’re missing. Join CIRI today and access the resources and professional development you need to practice IR at the highest level.

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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. As a member of the IR community and CIRI, we ask you to consider nominating an IRO whose program or initiatives you admire and warrants recognition. 

The Belle Mulligan Award for Leadership in Investor Relations recognizes individuals who have shown singular leadership in one or more aspects of the practice of IR. These could include new or improved applications of technology, progressive approaches to disclosure, outstanding mentorship, or remarkable leadership. Click here to access the Nomination Form.

CIRI's Award for Excellence in Investor Relations honours individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to the investor relations profession and to CIRI. Click here to access the Nomination Form.

Nominations can be submitted to Jane Maciel by March 21, 2022. Winners will be announced during the 2022 Annual Conference taking place June 12-14, in Saint-Sauveur, Quebec.
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The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) today published temporary exemptions from certain base shelf prospectus requirements for qualifying well-known seasoned issuers (WKSIs). The exemptions allow an issuer, that meets WKSI qualifications and certain conditions, to file a final base shelf prospectus with its principal regulator and obtain a receipt for that prospectus on an accelerated basis without first filing a preliminary base shelf prospectus.

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Canadian Securities Administrators to Establish an Investor Advisory Panel to Further Enhance Retail Investor Protection

The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) plans to establish an Investor Advisory Panel (CSA IAP) to represent the interests of retail investors in pan-Canadian policy development activity. This initiative will further the CSA's focus on its investor protection mandate.

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Eight Oil Companies Set to Storm Back into Main TSX Index in Long-Awaited Energy Resurgence

Eight Canadian oil and gas companies are expected to storm into the all-important S&P/TSX Composite Index next month in a massive index change that analysts believe will spark a buying spree in energy stocks by index-focused funds.

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Where Do We Go From Here? Reflections on COP26 and the Future of Responsible Investing in Canada

The flurry of initiatives unveiled at the Glasgow Climate Summit was almost dizzying. With the dust now settling, it seems clear that while significant progress was made, the math still does not add up - we still have not committed to global pathways that will limit warming at or below the 1.5 degrees needed to avoid the worst impacts of climate change. The recent devastation in British Columbia has given us a taste of what may be in store if action continues to fall short.

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Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Ratings and Data Product Providers: Final Report

The Board of the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) has published a set of recommendations applicable to ESG Ratings and Data Product Providers. The recommendations include promoting more transparency regarding the methodologies that ESG ratings and data product providers use in developing their products; ensuring their procedures for managing conflicts of interest are appropriate and improving communication channels between providers and the entities covered by their ESG ratings or data products without undermining their impartiality.

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Moves to Expand Disclosure for Financial Markets are Welcome

GRI responds to IFRS Foundation’s creation of a new sustainability board and consolidation of CDSB and VRF into the foundation.

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