Our partners believe in helping you succeed.

Collaborative Agreement Partners

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The Conference Board of Canada a founding member of the joint venture partnership forming The Directors College in 2003. They are the foremost independent, not-for-profit research organization in Canada. They deliver insights on economics, public policy and organizational performance. With The Conference Board we are able to offer access to thought leadership in Governance, Compliance, CSR, Risk and Public Policy relevant to our alumni.
Partner Discount: The Conference Board of Canada Executive Network members are entitled to receive 10% off Directors College programs. Enter the discount code CBOCGEN on the checkout page when registering for courses. All discount codes are verified by Directors College staff.

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DeGroote School of Business at McMaster University is a founding member of the joint venture partnership which formed The Directors College. Degroote School of Business delivers education with purpose. While they instill a sense of purpose in their graduates, they also have a collective purpose to help transform business and society. Through McMaster University all of The Directors College delegates have a universally recognized university designation upon successful completion of the programs.
Partner Discount: McMaster Alumni are entitled to receive 10% off Directors College programs. Enter the discount code McMaster10 on the checkout page when registering for courses. All discount codes are verified by Directors College staff.

Program Sponsors

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Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario CPA Ontario serves and supports its nearly 84,000 members and 22,000 students in their qualification and professional development in a wide range of senior positions in public accounting, business, finance, government, not-for-profits and academe. Chartered Professional Accountants are valued by organizations of all types and sizes for their financial expertise, strategic thinking, business insight, management skills and leadership.
Special Discount: CPA Ontario Members are entitled to receive 10% off Directors College programs. Enter the discount code CPAO on the checkout page when registering for courses. All discount codes are verified by Directors College staff.

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Diligent is the leading provider of secure corporate governance and collaboration solutions for boards and senior executives. Over 3,700 clients in more than 60 countries rely on Diligent to provide secure, intuitive access to their most time-sensitive and confidential information, ultimately helping them make better decisions. The Diligent Boards solution speeds and simplifies how board materials are produced, delivered and collaborated on using iPad, Windows and web tools, removing the security concerns of doing this by courier, email and file sharing.

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Ernst & Young is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. We’re committed to doing our part in building a better working world for our people, our clients and our communities.

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FirstOntario Credit Union has more than $4 billion in funds under management, serves over 100,000 Members and offers a full suite of banking products. FirstOntario has 30 locations, serving 14 communities across Southwestern Ontario as well as free access at ATMs across Canada. FirstOntario also supports entrepreneurship through its 1Awards, which assists small businesses with plans for expansion.

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The Institute of Internal Auditors, Canada (IIAC) is the Canadian operation of IIA North America, it represents the professional needs and interests of 7,800 Canadian members, as well as the broader internal audit profession in Canada. Our vision is to be the voice of internal auditors in Canada; to provide leadership for its growth and development; to advocate the value of internal audit; and proactively to address issues influencing the profession.
Special Discount: IIA Members are entitled to receive 10% off Directors College programs. Enter the discount code IIACanada on the checkout page when registering for courses. All discount codes are verified by Directors College staff.

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Korn Ferry is the preeminent global people and organizational advisory firm. We help leaders, organizations, and societies succeed by releasing the full power and potential of people. Our nearly 7,000 colleagues deliver services through our Executive Search, Hay Group, and Futurestep divisions.

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McCarthy Tétrault is a Canadian law firm that delivers integrated business law, litigation services, tax law, real property law, labour and employment law nationally and globally through offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Ottawa, Montréal and Québec City, as well as London, UK.

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NATIONAL Public Relations connects clients to the people who matter most; delivering the right message, at the right time. Grounded in research, insight and deep sector understanding, we bring together teams of discipline experts from across our network of 17 offices across Canada, the U.S. and in Europe to provide creative communications solutions that move people in thought and actions. For 40 years, NATIONAL has been at the centre of issues and industries that matter, leading change for today and tomorrow.

Contributing Sponsors

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Travelers Canada is part of an industry-leading international team. Committed to continuously evolving to meet your ever-changing needs, approximately 1,700 employees across Canada help customers prepare for, prevent, and recover from loss. Their commitment to outstanding service combined with our comprehensive insurance-based solutions gives individuals and businesses the confidence they need to feel secure. Special coverage available to alumni (coming soon).

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Women Get on Board is a member‐based forum that connects and promotes women to corporate boards by hosting round-table events and showcasing their expertise online. The co‐founders are from corporate governance, executive recruiting and online personal branding. Membership and event attendance is by referral.

Affiliate Partners

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The Directors College and the Collège des administrateurs de sociétés (CAS) of Université Laval have a reciprocal agreement, whereby their respective designations Chartered Director (C.Dir.) and Administrateur de Sociétés Certifié (ASC) are recognized as equivalent. Upon completion graduates of either program can apply for dual designation.

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The Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia delivers forward-thinking executive education programs for forward-looking organizations. Sauder Executive Education delivers programs designed to make a real difference in the way you do business. Their aim is to help individuals and organizations achieve hard-hitting business results through relevant, integrated and action-oriented learning. Sauder School of Business is our partner for the Chartered Director (C.Dir.) program delivery in Vancouver BC.

WCM is the largest network of professional women in the Canadian financial sector and the voice of advocacy for women in Canadian capital markets. WCM is committed to advancing women in business and increasing the number of women in senior leadership roles. We work with our partners, members and the broader public to promote initiatives that successfully increase the economic empowerment of women and move the dial on women’s representation and impact on boardrooms and executive suites of corporate Canada. For additional information, please visit us at WCM.ca and follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook.

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