Awards of Excellence in Corporate Reporting: Judging process

Learn how the judges assess entrants in CPA Canada’s Awards of Excellence in Corporate Reporting.

Program entrants undergo a rigorous review process. Submissions are reviewed by judges with broad-based expertise. All entrants receive a confidential assessment based on the judges' reviews.

Crown corporations are assessed in one category:

  • financial reporting

Publicly traded companies are assessed in four categories:

  • financial reporting
  • corporate governance reporting
  • electronic disclosure
  • sustainability reporting

Download the 2017 Information Package for Entrants.

About the judging groups

Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada)

The new Canadian designation, Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA), is now used by Canada’s accounting profession across the country. The profession’s national body, Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada), is one of the largest in the world with more than 200,000 members, both at home and abroad. The Canadian CPA was created with the unification of three legacy accounting designations (CA, CGA and CMA). CPAs are valued for their financial and tax expertise, strategic thinking, business insight, management skills and leadership. CPA Canada conducts research into current and emerging business issues and supports the setting of accounting, auditing and assurance standards for business, not-for-profit organizations and government. CPA Canada also issues guidance and thought leadership on a variety of technical matters, publishes professional literature and develops education and professional certification programs.

The Canadian Investor Relations Institute

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. CIRI contributes to the transparency and integrity of the Canadian capital market by advancing the practice of investor relations (IR), the professional competency of its members and the stature of the profession. With over 550 members and four chapters across the country, CIRI is the voice of IR in Canada.

CFA Society Toronto

CFA Society Toronto supports the professional and business development of more than 8,000 CFA charter-holders in Toronto, making it the second-largest member society in the world. It provides members with a local perspective on a global designation, including educational programs, sponsored events, job postings, quarterly newsletters, a comprehensive affinity program and networking opportunities. A not-for-profit organization, CFA Society Toronto is affiliated with CFA Institute, the global body that administers the Chartered Financial Analyst curriculum and sets voluntary, ethics-based performance-reporting standards for the investment industry. CFA Society Toronto’s members are leaders in ethics in the financial community.

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