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David and Sharon Johnston Centre for Corporate Governance Innovation

Research and resources about boards of directors and corporate governance.

Corporate Governance Insights: Ontario Long-Term Care

In 2021, researchers at the David & Sharon Johnston Centre for Corporate Governance Innovation embarked on a project to learn and share insights about corporate governance in Ontario’s long-term care organizations. This report summarizes the findings of our research, in five parts. In part one, a brief background on long-term care, and what the system looks like in Ontario...

From window-dressing to real change: Success stories from Boards on a journey of Diversity & Inclusion

This new report builds on the 2021 report Not-For-Profit Board Diversity & Inclusion: Is It Essentially Window-Dressing? by discussing the experiences of six leading not-for-profit organizations, and the advice of four leading executive search consultants. The co-authors share practical advice about recruitment strategies to achieve diversity goals; overcoming barriers to building diversity and inclusion and more.

How are publicly-traded corporations controlled?

WEBINAR: From window-dressing to real change: Success stories from Boards on a journey of Diversity & Inclusion

March 3, 2022 | 2:00 PM EST - Register Now!
Join Robin Cardozo and Matt Fullbrook as they discuss equity, diversity, inclusion, and anti-racism (EDI-R) success stories – and practical advice – from Canadian not-for-profit boardrooms.

How are publicly-traded corporations controlled?

How are publicly-traded corporations controlled?

Shareholders have the right to vote on a variety of corporate policies and decisions that control the direction of the company. The ownership of a public company can be organized using a single type of share—also called a class—or multiple classes of shares. The use of a single or dual class of shares gives different rights to owners.


What we’re talking about

We’ve curated a collection of research and resources on board effectiveness and corporate governance.

Family Enterprise

Dual-Class Shares

Private Companies

Public

Credit Unions


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Upcoming:

Stay tuned for more in the fall! In the meantime you can have a look at our replays below or visit our YouTube page.

Livestream Replays:

NFP Board Diversity & Inclusion: Is it essentially Window-Dressing?
Aired: February 8, 2021

Why we need to engage young people in corporate governance
Aired: June 26, 2020

What we’ve learned about dual-class structures
Aired: June 12, 2020

Real-world perspectives on governing through COVID-19
Aired: May 29, 2020

How executives can make or break board effectiveness 
Aired: May 15, 2020

Why we need to pay attention to private company governance
Aired: May 1, 2020

20 years of Corporate Governance Evolution
Aired: April 17, 2020