IR Leader
January 16, 2024

Happy New Year! With a new year come new objectives. For your professional objectives, position yourself to deliver a leading IR program by being a member of CIRI. 

Here's why you should:

  • Experience the benefits of being part of a larger team by leaning on an engaged and open community of IR peers and service providers.
  • Deliver an industry-leading IR program by staying current on best and emerging IR practices through professional development events.
  • Evolve your IR practices by leveraging IR-specific resources and research. 
  • Understand new and proposed regulatory changes with issues-focused publications and events. 

If you have renewed your membership, thank you, and we look forward to supporting you in 2024. If you haven't yet renewed, your membership has expired and your invoice is now available online. To pay your invoice, please visit and Sign In using your email address as your username. Click on your name located at the top of the website, in the middle, and select My account. Click on the Renew Now button on the left and you will be taken to your open invoice where you can complete the payment. Your renewal is complete once you receive an email from CIRI with your order confirmation.

Not yet a CIRI member? Click here to join today and start reaping the rewards of being a CIRI member.

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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 2024 Annual Conference in Calgary, June 2-4. Click here to register for the Conference.

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CSA Announces Final Amendments and Changes to Implement an Access Model for Prospectuses for Non-Investment Fund Reporting Issuers

The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) today published in final form amendments and changes to several national instruments and companion policies concerning the implementation of an access model for prospectuses of non-investment fund reporting issuers (the Access Model).

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Fighting Against Forced Labour and Child Labour in Supply Chains Act (Bill S-211): 10 key clarifications from the Minister

On December 20, 2023, the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness (the Minister) published the long-awaited guidance on the Fighting Against Forced Labour and Child Labour in Supply Chains Act (the Act), which officially came into force as of January 1, 2024. Although the guidance clarified certain aspects of the Act’s interpretation and application, some uncertainty remains. We discuss ten key clarifications.

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Section 16 Exemption for Foreign Private Issuers Remains Intact - At Least For Now

On December 22, President Biden signed into law the U.S. National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2024 (NDAA). As enacted, the NDAA does not include the provision in the U.S. Senate’s version of the legislation that would have eliminated the Section 16 exemption from the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (Exchange Act) for foreign private issuers. As a result, SEC-reporting foreign private issuers will remain exempt from the U.S. insider reporting and short swing profits liability regime.

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ISS and Glass Lewis Update 2024 Proxy Voting Guidelines

Glass, Lewis & Co (Glass Lewis) and Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) have each released updates to their Canadian proxy voting guidelines for the 2024 proxy season. The Glass Lewis updates apply to shareholder meetings of publicly traded Canadian companies held after January 1, 2024 and the ISS updates are effective for shareholder meetings occurring on or after February 1, 2024.

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Board Diversity, Executive Compensation Key ISS Policy Updates for 2024

Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) has published policy updates for its 2024 Global Proxy Voting Guidelines (Guidelines) which include key developments with respect to board diversity disclosure and executive compensation. ISS’ updated Guidelines will apply to shareholder meetings beginning on Feb. 1, 2024.

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