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 All the News that's Fit to Print

August 26, 2014 - Vermilion Energy - Governance Studio's first disclosure client - receives the 2014 Canadian Coalition of Good Governance Gavel Award for best disclosure of governance practices and approach to executive compensation by a small or mid-sized issuer.


Congratulations Mona, Pamela and all of the Vermilion team!

Read more here. 


August 24, 2014 - Sylvia Groves receives Joyce Borden-Reed distinguished contribution award from the Canadian Society of Corporate Secretaries in Banff.




August 18, 2014 - Sylvia Groves and Debby Carreau from Inspired HR discuss corporate gender quotas on Alberta Primetime. 

Watch the video here.


June 23, 2014 - Sylvia Groves of Governance Studio talks with Meegan Read of CBC Radio One about gender diversity. 

Listen to the mp3 here


June 19, 2014 - Janet McFarland of the Globe and Mail covers the release of Governance Studio's TSX 60 Gender Diversity Scan. 

Read the story here


June 19, 2014 - Governance Studio releases the results of its scan of gender diversity disclosure at TSX 60 companies.


Our key objective in identifying leaders in diversity disclosure and programming was to assist other Canadian reporting issuers to address the Ontario Securities Commission's new disclosure rules, expected out later this year. We also hope that this information will encourage organizations to respond proactively to stakeholder concerns through transparent disclosure and improvements to their own gender diversity programs.


Read the full press release here


Read the full study results here. 



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Coming Events

I will be presenting at the following upcoming events:

Corporate Secretary Think Tank - Canada 2014

October 9, 2014
Toronto, ON

For more information visit their website  here.

Canadian Board Diversity Council - Get on Board - Level 1

October 14,2014
Calgary, AB

For more information visit their website here

CSCS - Essentials

November 3 & 4 ,2014
Toronto, ON

For more information visit their website here. 

How We Help

Governance Studio is thrilled to congratulate one of our very first disclosure clients, Vermilion Energy, on their recent CCGG Governance Gavel Award for executive compensation disclosure.

Governance Studio has been providing advice and recommendations to Vermilion on ways to improve the clarity and quality of disclosure in the proxy circular and options to enhance governance practices.

Read more about our first project together here.

Shout 0uts

A big shout out to Arden Dalik at Global Governance Advisors or our latest conspiracy. Watch for more news at the end of November.

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