News & Publications

With our finger on the pulse of corporate governance in Canada and abroad, the ICD produces and distributes a number of high-quality governance resources to keep our members up to date and well-informed.

Director Journal

Director Journal is the official print publication of the Institute of Corporate Directors and features in-depth analysis of governance issues and trends written by experienced directors, senior executives, and governance experts. This full-colour publication is published and distributed to members six times a year.        
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ISSN 2371-5634 (Print)
ISSN 2371-5650 (Online)

Director Lens

Our regular communique to ICD members with a focus on current issues of relevance to directors as well as upcoming events acorss Canada, ICD course deadlines and board opportunities.

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Conference Connects e-newsletter

Stay connected to ICD's national governance gathering prior to the event with thought-provoking newsletter articles based on the conference themes.  Post-conference each issue will contain special reports on the highlights and key learnings from the day. 

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Directors' Responsibilities Guide

Developed by Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP in collaboration with the ICD, the 6th edition of Directors’ Responsibilities in Canada offers Canadian directors a comprehensive guide to the responsibilities and potential liabilities imposed on directors of Canadian corporations, as well as strategies for mitigating business as well as personal risk. 

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Eyes on Governance e-newsletter

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Latest Articles

The board and culture

The board and culture


Recent events serve to reinforce the integral role the board must play in understanding and overseeing organizational culture.

Directors on the Move

Directors on the Move

Spencer Stuart

Directors on the Move™ provides a detailed listing of new, publicly announced board appointments across Canada.

Exploring Tomorrow’s Big Ideas in the Boardroom

Exploring Tomorrow’s Big Ideas in the Boardroom


Bertram Scholarships help four researchers expand our governance knowledge. The four PhD students each received $15,000 to support their work. Here’s a look at their projects

In Conversation: Smarter Boards

In Conversation: Smarter Boards


With more than three decades experience as a regulator, senior executive and leader in the Canadian capital markets and securities industry, Susan Wolburgh Jenah is able to take the long view when it comes to the rapid changes roiling the business sector and the economy.

Policy Update: Influencing the Conversation

Policy Update: Influencing the Conversation

Matthew Fortier

In February, the ICD issued its first director survey, in which you – ICD’s members – provided your insights on crucial issues confronting Canada’s leaders. From climate change to artificial intelligence, and social inequality to NAFTA, the guidance from that survey has been invaluable in providing the director perspective to decision makers on the challenges and opportunities we face in the 21st century.