Our partners believe in helping you succeed.

Collaboration Partner

DeGroote School of Business logo

The DeGroote School of Business at McMaster University is our primary collaboration partner and 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 Sponsor

First Ontario Credit Union logo

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.

Contributing Sponsors

Chartered Professional Accountants logo
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.

Compensation Governance Partners
Compensation Governance Partners (CGP) is an independent advisor providing tailored solutions on executive compensation and governance matters.  CGP supports Boards and Management by seeking to understand their challenges and then drawing from a diverse set of experiences, ideas and opinions to offer customized solutions; namely, supporting stakeholder value through effectively aligning organizational strategy to executive pay.  CGP provides advice in the areas of governance, compensation strategy, competitive benchmarking and incentive design.

Ernst & Young logo
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.

The Institute of Internal Auditors logo
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.

McCarthy Tétrault logo
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.

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.

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.

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 LinkedInTwitter and Facebook.

CIOCAN is a not-for-profit community of CIOs and IT leaders whose mission is to facilitate networking, sharing of best practices and executive development, and to collaborate on issues facing CIOs/IT Executives. Founded in 2004, extending to a national level the success of the CIO Association of British Columbia created in 1998, the new national association has chapters in Vancouver, Toronto, Edmonton, Calgary, Ottawa, Manitoba and Montreal.
Special Discount: CIO Members are entitled to receive 10% off Chartered Director Program modules. Enter the discount code CIOCAN10 on the checkout page when registering for courses. All discount codes are verified by Directors College staff.

The John Ware Institute (JWI)is a Canadian non-profit focused on increasing the supply of BIPOC directors for agencies, boards and commissions and strengthening governance in BIPOC led civil organizations. JWI Fellows will participate in the Chartered Director Program and in interviews, surveys and focus groups where JWI Founder Dr. Ufodike and his co-researchers will be exploring their experiences as Black directors and executives and providing mentoring and board placement services.

Founding Partner

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The Conference Board of Canada, recognized as the foremost applied research organization in Canada, was a founding member of the joint venture partnership that formed The Directors College in 2003. While we are no longer partnered, we acknowledge their long-standing contribution and appreciate that their insights on economics, sustainability, human resources, inclusion, innovation,  and more, may be accessed by alumni.

Interested in a sponsorship opportunity with The Directors College?

Contact Dave Mammoliti at 905-525-9140 ext. 26372, or  by e-mail