The Standard Setter for IR in Canada

The Canadian Investor Relations Institute (CIRI) is a professional, not-for-profit association of executives responsible for communication between public corporations, investors and the financial community. With four Chapters and close to 500 members across Canada, CIRI is the world’s third-largest society of investor relations (IR) professionals. Learn more about CIRI’s History.


Investor relations professionals provide guidance and expertise to their C-suite and Boards that are essential to facilitating transparency and integrity in the global capital markets.


The Canadian Investor Relations Institute advances the investor relations profession by strengthening the expertise and professionalism of its members, contributing to fair and efficient global capital markets.


Professional Development

Provide a full range of high-quality professional development programs for Canadian Investor relations professionals to keep members current on investor relations issues and best practices.

Voice in Public Policy

Take a leadership role in Canadian capital markets to represent the views of CIRI members.


Continue to raise the stature of investor relations across Canada to ensure that CIRI is recognized as the authority on investor relations.


Attract, retain and involve CIRI members to ensure the ongoing vitality of the organization and of the investor relations profession.

Financial Stability

Manage CIRI’s finances prudently in order to build and maintain sufficient capital to sustain CIRI through economic downturns and to support future growth.

Diversity & Inclusion Statement

CIRI welcomes everyone involved in the investor relations community regardless of race, colour, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, skill, ability or any other characteristic that makes someone unique. We are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive culture, free of discrimination and conscious or unconscious biases that limit equity.

We value diversity and inclusion in governance, speaking, thought leadership and other roles within CIRI, and are committed to providing a safe, productive and welcoming environment. These principles promote different perspectives and ideas, mitigate against groupthink and ensure that we have the opportunity to benefit from all available talent.

We believe this commitment is critical in supporting our mission of driving best practices in investor relations and corporate governance.

News & Media Mentions

Stay current on CIRI’s activities through news releases and media mentions.

Board & Committees

CIRI is governed by a Board of Directors and supported by Committees.

Chapter Executives

The Chapter Executives drive local activities including professional development and networking events plus mentorship.


CIRI’s Board and the Chapter Executives are governed by CIRI’s By-laws.

Investor Relations... the strategic management responsibility that integrates the disciplines of finance, communications, marketing, securities law compliance and sustainability to achieve an effective flow of information between a company, the investment community and other stakeholders, in order to support an informed valuation of the company’s securities and enable fair and efficient capital markets.


CIRI Board
Spring 2021