Canadian corporate secretaries and their counterparts have to be familiar with various provincial securities legislation as well as foreign rules if they are inter-listed. In this complex regulatory environment, corporate secretaries really must remain abreast of legislative changes and implementations.
Alberta Securities Commission
The Alberta Securities Commission (ASC) is the regulatory agency responsible for overseeing the capital market in Alberta. The ASC is an industry-funded provincial corporation that administers the Securities Act, the Securities Regulation and Alberta Securities Commission Rules. The purpose of this legislation is to ensure that the capital market operates fairly, that investors have timely, accurate information on which to base their investment decisions and that people who sell securities be registered.
British Columbia Securities Commission
The British Columbia Securities Commission is the independent provincial government agency responsible for regulating trading in securities in British Columbia. Its mission is to protect and promote the public interest by regulating trading in securities:
Ontario Securities Commission
The Ontario Securities Commission administers and enforces securities legislation in the Province of Ontario. Their mandate is to: Protect investors from unfair, improper and fraudulent practices, foster fair and efficient capital markets and maintain public and investor confidence in the integrity of those markets
Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC)
IIROC is the national self-regulatory organization which oversees all investment dealers and trading activity on debt and equity marketplaces in Canada. Created in 2008 through the consolidation of the Investment Dealers Association of Canada and Market Regulation Services Inc. IIROC sets high quality regulatory and investment industry standards, protects investors, and strengthens market integrity while maintaining efficient and competitive capital markets. IIROC carries out its regulatory responsibilities through setting and enforcing rules regarding the proficiency, business and financial conduct of dealer firms and their registered employees and through setting and enforcing market integrity rules regarding trading activity on Canadian equity marketplaces.
- Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA)
The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) is a forum for the 13 securities regulators of Canada's provinces and territories to coordinate and harmonize regulation of the Canadian capital markets.
- Manitoba Securities Commission
The Manitoba Securities Commission is an independent agency of the Government of Manitoba which operates to protect investors and promote fair and efficient business practices throughout the province.
- New Brunswick Securities Commission
The New Brunswick Securities Commission is responsible for the administration of New Brunswick’s securities laws and has authority to make rules for the purposes of carrying out the Securities Act, Securities Act Amendments 2007 (Bill 62), Securities Act Amendments 2008 (Bill 52), Securities Act (consolidated).
- Northwest Territories Securities Commission
The Securities Act governs the sale and trading of securities in this jurisdiction. It sets out the requirements for individuals and companies to register as dealers or advisers selling securities to residents of the Northwest Territories. The Act also requires the filing of a prospectus prior to trading in any security unless the Superintendent grants an exemption from this requirement.
- Nova Scotia Securities Commission
The Nova Scotia Securities Commission was established to provide investors with protection in accordance with Nova Scotia's securities laws from practices and activities that tend to undermine investor confidence in the fairness and efficiency of capital markets. We also have a mandate to foster the process of capital formation where it would not be inconsistent with an adequate level of investor protection.
- Prince Edward Island, Department of Community Affairs, and Attorney General
The day-to-day administration of the Province is carried out by twelve departments and a number of boards, commissions and agencies. Each department is overseen by a member of Executive Council, which is led by the Premier and supported by Executive Council Office.
- Quebec Securities Commission
Toronto Stock Exchange
TSX Group is a cornerstone of the Canadian financial system and is at the centre of Canada's equity capital market. TSX Group of companies collectively manages all aspects of Canada's senior and junior capital markets, and provides Canadian trading and data to the global financial community.
The Canadian Venture Exchange
A result of the merger of the Vancouver and Alberta stock exchanges. The goal of CDNX is to provide venture companies with effective access to capital while protecting investors.
The New York Stock Exchange
NYSE Euronext, the holding company created by the combination of NYSE Group, Inc. and Euronext N.V., was launched on April 4, 2007. NYSE Euronext (NYSE/New York and Euronext/Paris: NYX) operates the world ' s largest and most liquid exchange group and offers the most diverse array of financial products and services. NYSE Euronext, which brings together six cash equities exchanges in seven countries and eight derivatives exchanges, is a world leader for listings, trading in cash equities, equity and interest rate derivatives, bonds and the distribution of market data.
The American Stock Exchange
a comprehensive resource for investors and issuers seeking the unique market environment offered at the American Stock Exchange
The Department's mission is to foster a growing, competitive, knowledge-based Canadian economy. The Department works with Canadians throughout the economy and in all parts of the country to improve conditions for investment, improve Canada's innovation performance, increase Canada's share of global trade and build a fair, efficient and competitive marketplace. Program areas include developing industry and technology capability, fostering scientific research, setting telecommunications policy, promoting investment and trade, promoting tourism and small business development, and setting rules and services that support the effective operation of the marketplace.
Canada's Business and Consumer Site
An information-packed site with all you'll need to know about markets, trade and investment, industrial perspectives, micro-economic research and analysis, managing your business, marketplace services. A must visit for entrepreneurs.
Federal Publications Inc
Formed in 1985, Federal Publications Inc. quickly became the largest distributor for Canadian Government Publishing, and is the only specialist supplier of Canadian federal government publications, maps and charts. Our focus is on Canada: Books about Canada and Maps and Charts of Canada
- Canadian Corporate Counsel Association (CCCA)
The Canadian Corporate Counsel Association is the only member organization in Canada providing a dedicated national forum and voice for the in-house counsel profession.
- Chartered Secretaries Canada
We are the Canadian Division of a worldwide organization founded in Great Britain in 1891 for the purpose of providing a rigorous program of professional study in the field of executive-level management and administrative knowledge and expertise. Our Division was founded in 1920.The ICSA is unique in the global business environment - it is the only organization to provide a professional program and designations for chartered secretaries and administrators recognized worldwide. Individuals may join the Institute as students and, after completing a program of study and meeting other eligibility requirements, may become Associates of the Institute and receive the ACIS designation.
- Computershare Governance Services
Computershare Governance Services (CGS) is the leading global supplier of web based entity management, board portal and subsidiary governance solutions. Over 250,000 legal entities across more than 160 jurisdictions are administered, governed and kept compliant using our software. Leading companies from all market segments look to our team of governance specialists for proactive ways to stay compliant and minimize risk in an ever increasing regulatory environment. Our headquarters in Monaghan, Ireland are supported by 11 offices across the globe. For more information please contact:
- The Canadian Coalition for Good Governance
The Canadian Coalition for Good Governance was formed to promote good governance practices in the companies owned by our members. Generally, these companies are members of the S&P/TSX Composite Index. Coalition members believe that good governance practices contribute to a company's ability to create value for its shareholders.
Since 1995 the Corporate Governance site at CorpGov.net has facilitated the ability of institutional and individual shareowners to better govern corporations, enhancing both corporate accountability and the creation of wealth. News, links, commentary, corporate governance definiitons and advocacy geared to the active investor. Browse our small reference library, join our NETwork, subscribe to the publications of our stakeholders. CorpGov.net is supported by ad revenue, as well as the publisher's speaking engagements, and consulting contracts on corporate governance.
- Institute of Corporate Directors
The Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD) is a member-based organization that represents the Director community in Canada. As a member institute of the Global Director Development Circle the ICD sets the standards for Canadian Directors that are recognized both nationally and internationally. The ICD certifies directors to the community standard with the ICD.D, and educates directors through events, continuing education and formal education through its Director Education Program. The ICD also grants peerages as Fellows in the Institute.
- The Corporate Library
Independent Corporate Governance Research and Analysis. The Corporate Library’s mission is to provide independent corporate governance research and analysis to enable our clients to enhance value.
- International Corporate Governance
The International Corporate Governance Network (ICGN) is a not for profit body founded in 1995 which has evolved into a global membership organisation of 450 leaders in corporate governance in 45 countries, with institutional investors representing assets under management of around US$9.5 trillion. The ICGN’s mission is to raise standards of corporate governance worldwide. In doing so, the ICGN encourages cross-border dialogue at conferences and influences corporate governance public policy through ICGN Committees. We promote best practice guidance, encourage leadership development and keep our members informed on emerging issues in corporate governance through publications and the ICGN website.
- Canadian Investor Relations Institute
The Canadian Investor Relations Institute is a professional, not-for-profit association of executives responsible for communication between public corporations, investors and the financial community. CIRI is dedicated to advancing the stature and credibility of the investor relations profession and the competency of its members.
- CalPERS Shareowner Forum
We believe good corporate governance leads to better performance. We seek corporate reform to protect our investments. The corporate governance team challenges companies and the status quo undefined we vote our proxies, we work closely with regulatory agencies to strengthen our financial markets, and we invest with partners that use corporate governance strategies to earn value for our fund by turning around ailing companies.
- European Corporate Governance Institute
The ECGI is an international scientific non-profit association. We provide a forum for debate and dialogue between academics, legislators and practitioners, focusing on major corporate governance issues and thereby promoting best practice.
Our primary role is to undertake, commission and disseminate research on corporate governance. Based upon impartial and objective research and the collective knowledge and wisdom of our members, we can advise on the formulation of corporate governance policy and development of best practice and undertake any other activity that will improve understanding and exercise of corporate governance.
- Deloitte Centre for Corporate Governance
Audit committees are facing unprecedented demands and responsibilities. Audit committee members need objective, easy-to-use, and comprehensive resources for identifying, understanding and addressing key issues. The Centre for Corporate Governance is targeted to members of audit committees and boards of directors, and provides a single point of access to current developments, Deloitte perspectives, DeloitteLearning courses, best practices, technical resources, reference materials and other useful information related to corporate governance. Our goal is to provide our clients' audit committees with high-level, quality resources that may be used to create a more effective oversight process.
- Corporate Streamlining
Deep within organizations an unknown force chews away at their functionality, choking them, draining their resources, frustrating employees and management and their plans... until now. Discover the definition of an organizational black hole, the harm caused, and how to eradicate black holes from organizations...and benefit from this is new ground in organization management.
- Brown Governance
Brown Governance helps organizations strengthen their governance practices through a complete suite of governance services including: consulting, director training and development; governance and financial literacy seminars, board and CEO assessment and evaluation, governance benchmarking data, research reports and publications and applied governance tools and solutions.
Broadridge is the trusted leader in financial market solutions. Leveraging our first-to-market information technology solutions to support the proxy process, we bring issuers, banks, brokerage firms, institutional and retail investors together–interactively and cost effectively.
Canadian Stock Transfer Company
CST is part of the Link Group, an international network of providers of transfer agent and employee plan services. Headquartered in Canada, with offices in Toronto, Montreal, Calgary, Halifax and Vancouver, CST provides issuers global solutions through local access points. Formerly the Issuer Services business of CIBC Mellon, CST joined American Stock Transfer & Trust Company, LLC (“AST”) to form the North American division of the Link Group. Together this division provides service to over 8,000 issues and more than 5.5 million shareholders in over 22 foreign countries, ranging in size from initial public offerings to Fortune 100 companies. CST received the top overall ranking in the 2010 Group Five Shareholder Services Study. www.canstockt.ca
Phoenix Advisory Partners
Phoenix Advisory Partners is a leading cross-border provider of proxy solicitation and corporate governance advisory services with offices in Canada and the United States. Phoenix is a division of American Stock Transfer & Trust Company, LLC and part of the Link Group, an international network of best in class providers of registry services and technology to financial market participants in North America, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, India, South Africa and the United Kingdom. Phoenix employs a year-round advisory model and helps to mitigate shareholder-related risk and maximize issuers' effective range of action. www.phoenixadvisorypartners.com
Computershare (ASX:CPU) is a global market leader in transfer agency and share registration, employee equity plans, proxy solicitation and stakeholder communications. We also specialize in corporate trust services, tax voucher solutions, bankruptcy administration and a range of other diversified financial and governance services.
Founded in 1978, Computershare is renowned for its expertise in data management, high volume transaction processing, payments and stakeholder engagement. Many of the world’s leading organizations use these core competencies to help maximize the value of relationships with their investors, employees, creditors, members and customers.
Computershare is represented in all major financial markets and has over 10,000 employees worldwide.
For more information, visit www.computershare.com
EthicsPoint enables organizations to foster a business culture of integrity and compliance. We help our clients protect their culture and reputation by automating business processes, from the reporting and identification of issues and events of behavior that may be inconsistent with their code of conduct, to the subsequent investigation and resolution of these cases. Over 2000 organizations use our telephone hotline, web-based reporting and case management services as a critical component of their overall governance, risk and compliance efforts.
Georgeson Inc. is the world’s leading provider of strategic proxy and corporate governance advisory services to corporations and shareholder groups working to influence corporate strategy. For over half a century, Georgeson has specialized in complex solicitations such as hostile and friendly acquisitions, proxy contests and takeover defenses. In 2007, Georgeson was ranked the No. 1 proxy solicitor for M&A transactions in the US. The firm also provides issuers with expertise in corporate events solutions such as post-merger unexchanged holder programs and information agent services. Georgeson is a Computershare company. For more information, visit www.georgeson.com
- Fundamental Communications Inc
Fundamental is an award-winning, full-service investor relations consulting firm, serving the needs of some of North America's most successful public companies, pension funds and investment managers.
- The Canadian Depository for Securities Limited
As Canada's national securities depository, clearing and settlement hub, CDS Clearing and Depository Services Inc. supports Canada's equity, fixed income and money markets, holding almost $3 trillion on deposit and handling over 190 million domestic securities trades annually. CDS is accountable for the safe custody and movement of securities, accurate record keeping, the processing of post-trade transactions, and the collection and distribution of entitlements relating to the securities that have been deposited by participants.
- Kingsdale Shareholder Services Inc.
Kingsdale Shareholder Services Inc. is a leading firm in the growing area of outsources strategic shareholder communications. We offer a wide range of shareholder communication services including proxy solicitation, information agent services, odd-lot programs, shareholder identification programs, asset reclamation services and debt restructuring services. Kingsdale assists clients manage the identification, communication and collaboration of shareholders to maximize corporate opportunities and executve on strategic decisions.
- Laurel Hill Advisory Group
The Laurel Hill Advisory Group offers client focused strategic shareholder communications and corporate governance consulting services. An independent, cross-border firm, we specialize in complex shareholder communication issues and provide a range of tailored services including Proxy Solicitation, Information Agent, Shareholder Identification, and Shareholder Asset Recovery.
Boards, councils, commissions, committees and other key groups can be your organization’s most valuable strategic advantage. And while the responsibilities of Boards grow, few have the governance management and document repository resources they need to be most effective. APRIO Boardroom is a practical internet-based software support system that helps Boards run more smoothly while giving members the power to make better decisions faster.
The APRIO Boardroom gives you the resources to:
increase Board productivity
reduce Directors’ risks
enhance management & reporting efficiencies
improve information security
reduce compliance, audit, legal & diligence costs
BoardVantage provides a secure and director-friendly web portal for centralizing board documents, processes and communications. With the BoardVantage board portal, corporate secretaries can quickly assemble board materials, easily make last-minute changes, and instantly distribute documents.
Bridgeway is dedicated to providing software solutions and professional services to implement best practices for the offices of the general counsel and corporate secretary. Leading corporations and government agencies rely on Bridgeway's integrated technology approach to optimize productivity and reduce risk. Bridgeway implements systems in the areas of corporate governance, case and matter management, cost management, contract management, litigation risk assessment and electronic invoicing. Founded in 1989, the company is headquartered in Houston, Texas with representative offices in Philadelphia and Toronto. More information about eCounsel®, LawManager®, Secretariat®, Smart Invoice™ and Predix™ is available at www.bridge-way.com or by calling (713) 599-8300.
Every day at Chorus Call offices around the globe, energetic teams of employee-owners strive to provide our clients the highest quality personalized service. Fair and transparent business practices guide us and form the foundation of the long and trusting relationships we enjoy with our clients.
A broad range of interlacing proprietary technologies (teleconferencing, videoconferencing and web-based conferencing, as well as webcasting) provide Chorus Call clients real choice when determining how best to facilitate communication. A unique array of convenience and security features are available.
Talk with us. A Chorus Call representative would be happy to help you identify which convenience options would suit your situation, pinpoint ways to protect the confidentiality of your communications, and help you select the right solution for your communication requirements. (More)
Computershare Governance Services
Computershare Governance Services (CGS) - part of the Computershare family - is one of the world's largest web-based entity management providers. Its robust entity management and subsidiary governance solutions help you manage the complete process of corporate recordkeeping - from entity data to director's information required for compliance and transparency. With more than 600 international clients, including more than 300 clients and 35 Fortune 100 companies in North America, CGS has the knowledge and expertise required to provide best practices governance solutions that meet your needs.
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Diligent Board Member Services Inc.
Diligent provides board management services to the boards of some of the world's most prestigious companies. We understand companies of this stature have stringent corporate governance requirements and demand exceptional product quality and service. The security, ease-of-use and reputation of the Boardbooks product ensures companies worldwide can rely on Diligent Boardbooks as their corporate governance solution.
Merrill Corporation Canada
We are a leading provider of outsourcing solutions for various complex business communication and information management needs. Our services include document and data management, litigation support, language translation services, branded communication programs, fulfillment, imaging and printing. Our solutions enable our clients to create, access, control, analyze and communicate critical information for key business initiatives, such as targeted customer marketing, complex regulatory compliance and business decision making. We integrate proprietary technologies, industry-specific processes and outsourced services into flexible, easy-to-use, comprehensive service offerings.
RR Donnelley is the world's premier full-service provider of print and related services, including document-based business process outsourcing. Founded more than 144 years ago, the company provides solutions in commercial printing, direct mail, financial printing, product customization, print fulfillment, forms and labels, logistics, call centers, transactional print-and-mail, print management, online services, digital photography, color services, and content and database management to customers in the publishing, healthcare, insurance, advertising, non-profit, consumer package goods, retail, technology, financial services and many other industries.
Solium Capital is a leading provider of web-based stock plan administration technology and services. With our proprietary technology Shareworks™, we help corporations automate and manage all stock option and purchase plans, including comprehensive regulatory and financial reporting. With Solium you can consolidate all your equity incentive on one integrated platform and benefit from unparalleled automation, accuracy and service levels.
For more information on how our software or services can help you please visit our website [use same hyperlink as above], call 1 866-976-5486 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Thomson Reuters
We are the world's leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals. We combine industry expertise with innovative technology to deliver critical information to leading decision makers in the financial, legal, tax and accounting, scientific, healthcare and media markets, powered by the world's most trusted news organization.
- Borden Ladner Gervais
We are an integrated national firm that provides a broad range of legal solutions to our clients. We have more than 750 lawyers, intellectual property agents and other professionals in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Waterloo Region, Ottawa and Montreal, with some of the best, most experienced and successful legal minds in Canada.
We are a business news and information portal for business leaders, entrepreneurs and investors.
Chartered Accountants of Canada
Our mission is to foster public confidence in the CA profession by acting in the public interest and helping our members excel. “We are Canada’s most valued, internationally recognized profession of leaders in senior management, advisory, financial, tax and assurance roles.”
- Conference Board of Canada
- The foremost, independent, not-for-profit applied research organization in Canada.
- Objective and non-partisan. We do not lobby for specific interests.
- Funded exclusively through the fees we charge for services to the private and public sectors.
- Experts in running conferences but also at conducting, publishing, and disseminating research; helping people network; developing individual leadership skills; and building organizational capacity.
- Specialists in economic trends, as well as organizational performance and public policy issues.
- Not a government department or agency, although we are often hired to provide services for all levels of government.
- Corporate Secretary
Corporate Secretary is the editorial voice for the corporate secretary community, which in addition to corporate secretaries includes in-house counsel and corporate governance officers. The monthly publication is dedicated to helping corporate secretaries succeed in their critical role serving the board. Topics covered regularly in the publication include: risk management, governance compliance, board communications, records management, D&O liability, director education, executive compensation and shareholder activism.
For more information about Corporate Secretary, please contact:
Editorial Inquiries: Brendan Sheehan - 212 430 6867 or email@example.com
Subscriptions: Gina Garland - 212 430 6864 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Advertising: Ian Richman - 212 430 6865 or email@example.com
- Internet Non Profit Centre
INC provides a wealth of information for and about nonprofit organizations. The FAQ is particularly helpful in addressing topics that relate to governance and management, as well as Startup of nonprofit organizations.
- Centre for excellence in non profits
The Center for Excellence in Nonprofits (CEN) provides the nonprofit community of Santa Clara and San Mateo counties with in-depth leadership development and continuous improvement programs through an innovative learning community model pioneered by CEN.
- ProFile Canada
The ProFile Canada database was conceptualized and developed in the late 1980‘s as an alternative to the then existing B2B marketing databases. For years, the key available business databases provided minimal company information. ProFile Canada improved on the traditional databases by going beyond basic company data by providing a more complete portrait of an organization including: company name, address, phone number, sales revenue, number of employee numbers, website address, product/service description to name a few.
By the mid 1990‘s ProFile Canada had established itself as the premier B2B database for leading Canadian companies.
Society of Corporate Secretaries and Governance Professionals
The Society of Corporate Secretaries and Governance Professionals, Inc. (the "Society"), founded in 1946 as the American Society of Corporate Secretaries, has over 3,800 members representing approximately 2,600 companies. Its members deal with public disclosure under the securities laws and matters affecting corporate governance, including the structure and meetings of the board of directors and its committees, the proxy process and the annual meeting of shareholders and shareholder relations, particularly with large institutional owners.