Links to Organizations in Governance


The Canadian Coalition for Good Governance provides these links as a service only and takes no responsibility for the content, accuracy or completeness of the links or of any information contained in these sites.

To link to any of our members' sites, see the Members area.


Legal and Regulatory

Canada Business Corporations Act (CBCA)
For individual Provincial Securities Acts see the Provincial Securities Commissions links below.

CANADA - Canadian Securities Administrators
The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) members are the 13 provincial and territorial securities regulators. The role of the CSA is to coordinate and harmonize the securities regulation policy across Canada.

SEDAR - System for Electronic Document Analysis and Retrieval
A depository of Canadian company securities filings administered by CDS Inc., a subsidiary of The Canadian Depository for Securities Limited.

SEDI - System for Electronic Disclosure by Insiders
SEDI facilitates the reporting of insider transactions and provides access to "insider reports" to the general public. As with SEDAR, CDS Inc. administers the site.

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Provincial Securities Commissions

ALBERTA - Alberta Securities Commission

BRITISH COLUMBIA - British Columbia Securities Commission

MANITOBA - Manitoba Securities Commission

NEW BRUNSWICK - Financial and Consumer Services Commission

NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR - Department of Government Services
Consumer & Commercial Affairs Branch

NORTHWEST TERRITORIES - Registrar of Securities

NOVA SCOTIA - Nova Scotia Securities Commission

NUNAVUT - Registrar of Securities

ONTARIO - Ontario Securities Commission

PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND - Securities Office

QUEBEC - Autorité des marchés financiers

SASKATCHEWAN - Saskatchewan Financial Services Commission

YUKON TERRITORY - Registrar of Securities

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Canadian Governance Ratings

Board Games, The Globe and Mail 2008 Report
The Report on Business annual report on the corporate governance practices of Canadian companies. A paid subscription may be required to access the articles.

Previous year reports dating back to 2002 are also available.

Board Shareholder Confidence Index (Clarkson Centre for Board Effectiveness and Business Ethics, University of Toronto)
An annual scorecard on the corporate governance practices of Canadian companies, based on three inputs - the Individual Potential of directors, the Group Potential of the assembled board and the Past Practices or the decisions (outputs) the board has made.

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Canadian Director Education

Collège des administrateurs de sociétés (CAS) (Université Laval)

The ICD/Rotman Corporate Governance College

The Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD)

The McMaster/Conference Board of Canada Directors' College

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Other Canadian Links

Canadian Corporate Counsel Association (CCCA)
A national forum and voice for in-house counsel in Canada.

Canadian Council of Chief Executives
The Canadian Council of Chief Executives (CCCE) is a not-for-profit, non-partisan organization composed of the CEOs of Canada's leading enterprises engaged in an active program of public policy research, consultation and advocacy.

Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants (CICA)
The CICA is the governing body of Canadian Chartered Accountants.

Canadian Investor Relations Institute (CIRI)
The Canadian Investor Relations Institute (CIRI) is dedicated to advancing the practice of investor relations, the professional competency of its members, and the stature of the profession.

Canadian Public Accountability Board (CPAB)
CPAB exists to benefit investors and Canadians in general, by promoting high quality, independent auditing in order to contribute to public confidence in the integrity of financial reporting of reporting issuers in Canada.

Canadian Society of Corporate Secretaries (CSCS)
CSCS is a national not-for-profit association of business executives and professionals from public, private, crown and non-for-profit corporations in Canada and the U.S.

Conference Board of Canada
The Conference Board builds leadership capacity for a better Canada by creating and sharing insights on economic trends, public policy and organizational performance.

Department of Finance (Canada)
Finance Canada plans and prepares the federal government’s budget, analyzes and designs tax policies, and develop rules and regulations for Canada’s banks and other financial institutions.

FAIR Canada (Canadian Foundation for Advancement of Investor Rights)
The mission of FAIR Canada is to be a national voice for investors on securities regulation and a catalyst for enhancement of the rights of Canadian shareholders and retail investors. The Foundation is independent of government, regulators and the financial industry. Its purpose is to be a pro-active voice representing Canadian individual or retail investors in securities regulation with a particular focus on shareholder rights.

FEI Canada (Financial Executives International)
FEI Canada is an organization that facilitates the sharing of knowledge, the development and dissemination of informed opinion, the recognition of integrity and excellence, and the formation of communities of interest among financial leaders through an engaged member network.

Industry Canada
Industry Canada is the government agency which oversees the incorporation of Canadian companies and administers the Canadian Business Corporations Act.

Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA)
Chartered Secretaries Canada is the Canadian Division of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA), the global organization that supports the international designations, ACIS and FCIS to a network of 45,000 corporate secretaries, administrators and other governance professionals.

Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC)
IIROC was created in 2008 through the consolidation of the Investment Dealers Association of Canada and Market Regulation Services Inc. and is the national self-regulatory organization which oversees all investment dealers and trading activity on debt and equity marketplaces in Canada.

Pension Investment Association of Canada (PIAC)
PIAC provides a forum for member investment funds to share information and knowledge. PIAC also speaks with a collective voice on pension and investment issues to law makers and regulators.

TMX Group Company Manual
The TMX Group operates Canada's largest stock exchange. Click on the link to view the rules and regulations for companies listing on the exchange as well are proposed changes to the manual that are out for comment.

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United States

Boardroom Insider

CFA Institute

California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS)

Council of Institutional Investors

Davis Global Advisors
A leading independent consultancy on international corporate governance

Directors & Boards



Financial Accounting Standards Board

GovernanceMetrics International

Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS)


National Association of Corporate Directors

National Investor Relations Institute

New York Stock Exchange

Public Company Accounting Oversight Board
Website of Robert A.G. Monks

Sarbanes Oxley Act

Securities and Exchange Commission

Society of Corporate Secretaries & Governance Professionals

Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association College Retirement Equities Fund (TIAA - CREF)

The Corporate Library

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Asia Corporate Governance Association (ACGA)

Australian Institute of Company Directors

Corporate Governance
This is a central repository for research and study about the nature of the modern global corporation, with a special focus on corporate governance.

European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI)

Global and Corporate Governance Forum

Gouvernement d'entreprise Corporate governance

Governance Publishing, London, UK

Grundsatzkomission Corporate Governance

Hermes Pensions Management Limited

International Corporate Governance Network

International Finance Corporation
The International Finance Corporation is a private sector arm of the World Bank Group.

Institutional Voting Information Services (IVIS)
Corporate Governance and Proxy Voting Services

Manifest ('mænI,fEst) adj
Corporate Governance and Proxy Voting Services

MEDEF Mouvement des Entreprises de France

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

The Institute of Directors (UK)

World Bank Corporate Governance

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