Media Centre

Welcome to the ICD Media Centre. Here you will find more information about our brand, social media initiatives, and the latest news from the ICD on issues affecting directors and board in Canada.

For media enquiries, please contact:
Charmain Emerson
Director, Communications

Tel: 416.593.7741 x235

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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. 


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.


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.


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.  


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. 

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