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October 5, 2017

OSC Announces Roundtable Agenda for Third Review of Women on Boards and in Executive Officer Positions

TORONTO - The Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) today announced the agenda and list of panellists for the upcoming roundtable on the third review of disclosurerelating to women on boards and in executive officer positions.

The results of the review were published today in CSA Multilateral Staff Notice 58-309 Staff Review of Women on Boards and in Executive Officer Positions – Compliance with NI 58-101 Disclosure of Corporate Governance Practices. The roundtable will feature a panel discussion on the results of the review, as well as the benefits, challenges and experiences associated with the existing disclosure requirements relating to women on boards and in executive officer positions.

The OSC roundtable will take place on October 24, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on the 22nd floor of the OSC’s offices, located at 20 Queen Street West in Toronto, Ontario.

Interested parties who wish to attend the roundtable should register online by visiting the OSC’s website. As space is limited, we encourage registration by Friday, October 13, 2017. A transcript will be posted on the OSC’s website following the roundtable.

Media interested in attending the roundtable should contact

The agenda and list of panellists is as follows:




8:30 – 9:00 a.m.


9:00 – 9:10 a.m.

Introduction and opening remarks

Maureen Jensen
Chair and CEO, OSC

9:10 – 9:20 a.m.

Presentation of the results

Jo-Anne Matear
Manager, Corporate Finance, OSC

Sandra Heldman
Senior Accountant, Corporate Finance,OSC

Katie DeBartolo
Accountant, Corporate Finance, OSC

9:20 – 10:40 a.m.

Panel Discussions

Topic 1: The Results
A discussion of the key findings
from the review and reactions to
the results.

Huston Loke
Director, Corporate Finance, OSC

Topic 2: What Should the OSC do Next?
Should any changes be made to the existing disclosure requirements relating to women on boards and in executive officer positions?
Is there additional information needed to make informed investment and voting decisions?
Are we asking for any information that is not useful for decision-making?
Is there a need for further regulatory action? For example, would setting guidelines regarding gender diversity-related governance practices be helpful?
Where do we go from here?

Maureen Jensen
Chair and CEO, OSC

AnneMarie Ryan
Lead Director, OSC

Donald K. Charter
Chairman and Director, IAMGold
Corporation; Director, Lundin Mining Corporation, Dream Office REIT and Sprott Resource Holdings Inc.

Judy Cotte
V.P. & Head, Corporate
Governance & Responsible
Investment, RBC Global Asset

Cheryl Graden
Senior Vice President,
Group Head of Legal and Business
Affairs, Enterprise Risk Management and Government Relations and Corporate Secretary, TMX Group Limited

Carol Hansell
Founding Partner, Hansell LLP

Eileen Mercier
Professional Director

Hugh O’Reilly
President and CEO, OPTrust

Debra Sisti
Head of Canadian Governance Research, ISS

Tanya van Biesen
Executive Director, Catalyst Canada

10:40 – 10:55 a.m.

Questions and answers

Huston Loke
Director, CorporateFinance, OSC

10:55 – 11:00 a.m.

Concluding remarks

Maureen Jensen
Chair and CEO, OSC

The mandate of the OSC is to provide protection to investors from unfair, improper or fraudulent practices and to foster fair and efficient capital markets and confidence in the capital markets. Investors are urged to check the registration of any persons or company offering an investment opportunity and to review the OSC investor materials available at


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