New incentives to enter the CR Awards

CPA Canada is pleased to announce some exciting changes to its Awards of Excellence in Corporate Reporting.

Let the CR awards help your organization stay ahead of the curve in corporate reporting practices.

Find out how you measure up

Every entrant receives a confidential assessment from our expert judges based on the judging criteria. The Report Card provides constructive feedback on areas of strength and identifies where there is room for improvement. The assessment is valuable for investor relations and communications professionals and is critical for teams that prepare disclosures related to financial reporting, corporate governance disclosures and sustainability reporting.

Improved chances of winning an award

A new awards structure provides those who excel with greater opportunity to be recognized. All entrants that meet best practice benchmarks will be recognized in the Silver or Gold award categories. Publicly listed companies that excel in all four judging categories will be nominated for a prestigious Platinum Award. In addition, top entrants in each of the four judging categories (Financial Reporting, Sustainability Reporting, Corporate Governance Disclosures and Electronic Disclosure) will win Awards of Excellence.

The new awards structure means more of Canada’s top companies and Crown organizations will receive much deserved recognition. And the bar is moved ever higher by showcasing more reporting models that serve to inspire others.

TSXV graduates encouraged to enter

Companies that moved from the TSX Venture Exchange to the TSX Exchange between January 2014 and April 2017 are offered a 50 per cent reduction in the entry free. As a Gold sponsor of the program TMX Group Ltd. encourages participation, underlining the importance of high quality reporting in building and sustaining trust with investors and other stakeholders.

Enter online before June 30, 2017.

Here is what previous award winners have to say about the program

Suncor Energy

Suncor has a deep commitment to accuracy and transparency in how we report our financial and operating results. We know the trust our shareholders and stakeholders place in us is due in large part to the diligence we place on collection, analysis, verification and reporting of data. Our values include raising the bar — this is consistent with our strong focus on continually looking for best practices and ways to improve on how we share our results. Being recognized as a longtime CR award winner reflects well on our company and the team of dedicated professionals who strive to improve our reporting every year.

Telefilm

Telefilm Canada’s leadership places a strong emphasis on the principles of excellence and continuous improvement and prides itself in reporting in a transparent manner to our stakeholders: the Canadian audiovisual industry, the Canadian government and Canadian taxpayers. Telefilm takes great pride in the recognition from CPA Canada. Our awards are proudly displayed in our reception office enabling us to showcase that our reporting is among the best. Also, as the report integrates the successes of all departments, it is a source of pride for all employees. The awards give Telefilm credibility as an administrator of excellence and sets the tone internally and externally. Every year we reflect on the constructive feedback from the CR award judges and integrate improvements.

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