Policy on Director Issues

Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD) 2017 Director Outlook Study

One month into the year 2017, the changing economic and political landscapes within Canada, North America and around the world are presenting new opportunities and challenges for the director community. To understand how directors are preparing for and reacting to these events, we would like to invite you to take part in the Institute of Corporate Director’s 2017 Director Outlook Study and submit your feedback. To commence the survey, please click here

Latest Policy Statements from the ICD


The Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD) believes that Canada’s reputation as a global governance leader is enhanced by its strong director independence requirements.


Canada’s corporate governance regime is a principles-based one. Our public issuers are subject to a fulsome set of rules through harmonized provincial securities and stock exchange regulations.


Reporting issuers in Canada contend with significant compliance and disclosure obligations. 


As set out in this paper, the Institute of Corporate Directors believes that the boards of directors of Canada’s listed companies should directly engage with their significant investors on matters of corporate and board governance.


In overseeing the financial reporting process, including the work of the external auditor, audit committees play a vital and integral role in the financial reporting of public companies.