June 2023

Patricia Thacker

The Institute welcomes a new President – Kim Chua, FCMA, FCG, CGMA, P.Adm., Acc.Dir. – following its 2023 AGM held on June 20, 2023



January 2020 The Institute celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2020!   February 2020 The Chartered Governance Institute of Canada named Treeline Associates (Treeline) as its new association management company effective February 1, 2020. Treeline provides general management, marketing, and communications services for the association. Certification Program Management services are provided by…



2010 The Division elects to set its own exams. International Council approves new International Qualification Scheme with two pathways to certification: Chartered Secretary and Chartered Governance Professional. The Division begins it transition to the new program.   2011 The Division transitions, along with the UK, to a new education program…



2000 At the meeting of Council held December 13/14, 2000 in London, UK, the Chairman proposed, seconded by Past President AJ Greenwell, that the Canadian Division should continue to enjoy Divisional status. This was agreed.   2006
 The Division engaged a new management company to provide full administrative services for…



1990 While the number of Members topped 1,200 in 1988, attrition due largely to retirements brought the total to about 1,000 in 1990.   1994 The Division engaged TO Corporate Services Inc. to provide full administrative services for the Division and Ontario Branch from offices in Toronto. Council decided to offer…



1980 A five-page letter to then Institute President Peter Newton explained the concept and the proposed method of implementation so he would be aware ahead of the Division’s 60th Anniversary Conference in Ottawa, which he and three Division Presidents would attend in May. Mr. Newton responded cautiously as he thought…



1970 The Institute in London merged with the (British) Corporation of Secretaries in 1970 and resulted in the Division accepting 80 new Members. While some interim financing had been provided by London in the past (and subsequently forgiven), the Division was now required to contribute an annual per capita “tax”…



1960 Membership was now almost 1,000 Members and Associates, with 300 in Quebec, 400 in Ontario, 150 in B. C., and from 10 to 30 in other provinces. As admission under the open door policy of By-Law 10 was to cease by 1962, the Division then sought to strengthen its…



Leaders of the three Branches met in Montreal and by 1951 had formed a Committee to make recommendations for promoting the Institute in Canada and to provide a clearer understanding of its aims and objectives. The first step was to seek legal incorporation in Canada. Letters Patent were issued by…



Registered students were hard to attract because the examinations set by London were based on English law, English currency, and English accountancy for which almost no university courses were available in Canada (although correspondence courses were available from certain British schools).