CIRI President's Message

Dear Members, 

I hope you enjoyed the summer! We certainly couldn't complain about the weather this year.

Now that it's September, everyone seems to be slipping back into their fall routines. If you are still getting caught up on what you missed over the last several months, here's a recap of what CIRI delivered since our last email in June:

And there is still more to come. Before the end of the month, we will be hosting the Essentials of IR in Vancouver; hosting three Chapter events; publishing IR leader; publishing a Conference and NDR infographic;?and adding new documents to the IR eLibrary.

We are still looking to you for IR documents to expand our IR eLibrary. If you have IR documents like investor day and site tour checklists, quarterly reporting schedules, quarterly conference call checklists, IR budgets or other useful IR resources that you are willing to share with your CIRI peers, please send them to

Our sincere thanks to those of you who took the time to complete the member needs survey. Your feedback will influence our activities for the next few years which you will hear more about in the coming months. 

During the quarter, we also made steady progress on our practical vision and strategic imperatives. We focused on advancing two of our six strategic imperatives – Marketing and Certification. On Marketing, we continue to develop resources for the IR community in order to raise awareness of CIRI and demonstrate the insight we provide to a broader audience. On Certification, we will be concluding the 2018 Program this month followed by the CPIR exam seating in November. All of our strategic imperatives are aimed at advancing the practice and the stature of the IR profession while improving our collaboration across the organization to benefit you – our members.

In Q4, we will continue to focus on professional development, delivering a free-to-member event on 2019 proxy issues; hosting the Small Cap Symposium; hosting various Chapter events; and recognizing the 2018 CPIRs. We will also continue to provide resources including: IR focusIR leader and wIRed plus launch membership renewals for 2019.

Should you have any feedback or suggestions that you would like to share directly, please feel free to contact me.


Yvette Lokker
President & CEO
Canadian Investor Relations Institute
416-364-8200 ext. 224

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