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Gender diversity in corporate Canada: Is progress being made?

Sep 14, 2018

Over the last year, institutional investors, regulators and the media have accelerated their focus on the diversity of board and executive teams in corporate Canada – but are TSX-listed companies responding? The survey results published in our fourth annual report on diversity disclosure practices relating to women in leadership roles by TSX-listed companies are encouraging, but they reveal more work needs to be done at the board level and results at the executive officer level remain disappointing.

Diversity Disclosure Practices 2018 provides an updated snapshot on the representation of leadership roles in corporate Canada. Our Corporate Governance Group conducted an extensive review and analysis of diversity disclosure by TSX-listed companies, summarizing survey results for the full 2017 calendar year and the period of January 1 to July 31, 2018.

Gender diversity on corporate boards in Canada

Gender diversity on corporate boards in Canada

Research methodology

Data presented in this infographic and our 2018 Diversity Disclosure Report were obtained by surveying public disclosure documents filed by all TSX-listed companies other than venture issuers, exchange-traded funds, closed-end funds and structured notes. Research methodology is detailed in the report on pages 14 and 15.

Learn more

Interested in learning more about the research findings and gender diversity in corporate Canada? Read the full report, 2018 Diversity Disclosure Practices Report: Women in leadership roles at TSX-listed companies, or contact Andrew MacDougall or John Valley in Osler’s Corporate Governance Group.