Canadian Pacific Railway took home seven prizes from the IR Magazine Awards – Canada 2022.
The railroad company, which went into the event with nine nominations, claimed awards including best overall IR (large cap), best IR officer (large cap) for Maeghan Albiston and best IR during a corporate transaction.
Hut 8 Mining Corp also had a stellar night, picking up three awards: best innovation in shareholder communications, best retail IR strategy and best use of technology & social media for IR.
The Lion Electric Co secured two major awards: best overall IR (small cap) and best IR officer (small to mid-cap) for Isabelle Adjahi. Another double winner was ARC Resources, which walked away with best ESG reporting (small to mid-cap) and best IR website.
Following two years of virtual awards, the event returned in 2022 to the Ritz Carlton in Toronto, where hundreds of IR professionals gathered to celebrate best practice, network with peers and enjoy being back together in person.
The awards are split into two sections. The awards-by-research categories are decided by a survey of portfolio managers, sell-side analysts and buy-side analysts who cover Canadian companies. This poll picks the winners for best overall IR, best IR officer, best IR by senior management and best in sector.
The awards-by-nomination categories are open to entries from companies and their advisers, and focus on different areas of IR practice, such as investor meetings, ESG reporting and digital communications. The winners are then selected by a panel of judges.
This year, the judging panel included:
- Brian Christie, vice president of IR, Agnico Eagle Mines
- Lorne Gorber, executive adviser
- Lisa Greatrix, former senior vice president of finance and IR, Canadian Tire Corporation
- Laurie Havelock, editor-at-large, IR Magazine
- Colleen Johnston, former CFO, TD Bank
To find out more about the IR Magazine Awards – Canada 2022, please click here.