Press Releases

28/11/2018

The latest Institute of Corporate Directors’ Director Lens survey shows that board directors have declining confidence in Canada’s economy and political stability, but see governance and inclusion as competitive economic advantages for the country.

01/06/2018

Last night, hundreds of influential Directors from across the country gathered to honour the newest recipients of the Institute of Corporate Director’s (ICD) 2018 Fellowship Awards in Vancouver. 

22/11/2017

A survey by the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD) found that 76 per cent of board directors in Canada believe the country’s international trade can thrive outside of NAFTA even as fewer than half are confident the agreement can be successfully renegotiated. The survey also shows that directors are confident in the Canadian economy and in the prospects for their own sectors. 

07/11/2017

Seven influential players in Canadian corporate governance have come together to move the meter on gender diversity, and the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD) is proud to be part of this coalition.

18/10/2017

A survey conducted by the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD) and the Clarkson Centre for Board Effectiveness (CCBE) shows that, while family businesses in the early stages of growth tend to rely less on formal governance structures, second- and third-generation companies tend to move toward formal governance such as fiduciary boards.

22/03/2017

The Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD) welcomed the spotlight on innovation in the federal budget.  In particular, the ICD supports initiatives that would accelerate hiring times for global talent, support investment in high-growth potential companies and provide additional funding for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education.  

30/11/2016

The Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD) and Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP have made available to all Canadian public boards a complimentary Board Diversity Policy Template designed to simplify the process of drafting a gender diversity policy and to provide a tool for boards to begin or advance their process of diversification. 

30/09/2016

This week, the Government of Canada tabled a bill to amend the Canada Business Corporations Act. The legislation follows over two years of stakeholder consultation and is aimed at modernizing Canada's legal and regulatory framework for nearly 270,000 federally incorporated corporations. 

24/03/2016

The Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD), Canada’s national association for boards and directors, today announced the appointment of Rahul Bhardwaj, LL.B, ICD.D as President and Chief Executive Officer.

08/03/2016

The Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD), Canada’s national association for boards and directors, today released guidance on director-shareholder engagement. The ICD endorses engagement in a way that complements management-led investor relations as an important means of fostering understanding that can help boards better oversee strong, innovative and growing companies. 

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