OSC Announces Roundtable to Discuss Women on Boards and in Senior Management and Extension of Comment Period

For Immediate Release OSC

TORONTO - The Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) is hosting a roundtable on Wednesday, October 16, 2013, which will further explore the issues identified in OSC Staff Consultation Paper 58-401 Disclosure Requirements Regarding Women on Boards and in Senior Management, including effective policies and practices and disclosure requirements regarding women on boards and in senior management. The roundtable discussion will help inform next steps on this initiative.

The OSC also extended the comment period close date from September 27, 2013, to October 4, 2013, to allow those wishing to provide feedback on the Paper sufficient time to do so.

The roundtable will take place from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on the 22nd floor of the OSC’s offices, located at 20 Queen Street West, Toronto, Ontario.

The roundtable will be hosted by OSC Executives, Howard Wetston, Chair and CEO, Maureen Jensen, Executive Director and CAO and Mary Condon, Vice-Chair. The roundtable will also feature external panellists representing different stakeholder perspectives. The roundtable is open to the public and members of the media.

Any interested parties wishing to attend the roundtable are asked to send an email with full contact details to: [email protected] Space is limited. It is expected that a transcript will be posted to the OSC website following completion of the roundtable.

Please note: Registration is now FULL.


The OSC moderators and external panellists are as follows (subject to change): 


OSC Moderators:

Howard Wetston (OSC Chair)
Maureen Jensen (Executive Director)
Mary Condon (OSC Vice-Chair)


External Panellists:

Aaron A. Dhir
Osgoode Hall Law School, York University

Pamela Jeffery
Canadian Board Diversity Council

Alex Johnston
Catalyst Canada

Éric Lamarre
McKinsey & Company, Inc.

Jim Leech
Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan

Stan Magidson
Institute of Corporate Directors

Kathleen Taylor
Royal Bank of Canada

Annette Verschuren
NRStor Inc. and Cape Breton University


How to submit your written feedback:

You must submit your comments in writing by October 4, 2013. If you are sending your comments by email, you should also send an electronic file containing the submissions in Microsoft Word.

Please address and send your comments to the address below.

The Secretary
Ontario Securities Commission
20 Queen Street West
22nd Floor
Toronto, Ontario M5H 3S8

Email: [email protected]

Please note that all comments received during the comment period will be made publicly available. We will post all comments to the OSC website at www.osc.ca to improve the transparency of the policy-making process.



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