IR Leader
January 03, 2023

Each year, CIRI members rely on their increasingly valued membership for professional development; resources; networking opportunities; and advocacy. Through these efforts, a CIRI membership has greater value today than ever before.

As you prepare for 2023, take a look at the professional development events that CIRI offered in 2022. Many of these events are available for members to access through On-demand Webinars. These events cover a range of topics aimed at keeping members current on IR and related areas, with emphasis on evolving practices amid today's unique circumstances. Leverage CIRI's professional development events to stay on top of IR issues and practices. 

In the coming year, you can expect a wide range of topics covered through professional development events and offered in a variety of formats – virtual and in person. Plus, with more targeted events and networking opportunities, there truly is something for everyone. 

If you have not yet renewed for 2023, your membership has now expired. To ensure your CIRI membership is not disrupted, please pay your invoice online. Your payment is complete once you receive an email from CIRI with your order confirmation. Should you require assistance with this, please contact Joe Vales or call (416) 364-8200 ext. 105. 

If you are not yet a CIRI member, click here to join today.

We look forward to supporting you through 2023.

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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, initiatives or leadership you admire or find inspiring and warrants recognition. You can also self-nominate.

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 CIRIClick here to access the Nomination Form.

Winners will be announced during the 2023 Annual Conference in Toronto, May 28-30.

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