Disclosure on Corporate Governance/Gender Equality (2015)

North America Current 42005

In 2015 the securities regulatory authorities in Canada announced changes to the Disclosure of Corporate Governance Practices and Corporate Governance Disclosure. The aim is to increase transparency for investors and other stakeholders regarding the representation of women on boards of directors and in senior management. It applies to all non-venture issuers reporting in the participating jurisdictions. These changes went into effect in January of 2015.

Scope

Social & Governance

Industry sectors covered by the instrument

All/none specified

Organizations covered by the instrument

All listed companies

Issuer type

Financial Regulators

Type of instrument

Legislation

Mandatory or voluntary

Mandatory

The geographical scope

National/federal

Project Partners