Public Companies: Financing, Governance and Compliance

Supported by the Toronto Stock Exchange, the TSX Venture Exchange, and the BC Securities Commission, this course will give you the information you need to comply with Canada’s complex system of securities regulation. Topics include fundamentals of corporate governance, securities law, shareholder communications and investor relations, financial statement requirements, obligations for company insiders, understanding TSX/TSX Venture Exchange requirements, and directors’ powers, functions, and liabilities.

Note: Registration closes at noon (PT) on October 27, 2021.

This course is available at the following time(s) and location(s):

Campus Session(s) Instructor(s) Cost Seats available  
Online - Charlotte Bell
David Toyoda
$876.75 17 Register
2 Charlotte Bell
David Toyoda
$876.75 75 -

Course schedule: Classes run online from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Pacific Time.

What will I learn?

This course will cover the following topics:

  • Fundamentals of corporate governance
  • Directors' powers, functions and liabilities
  • Overview of securities law
  • Effective shareholder communications and investor relations
  • Financial statement requirements
  • Obligations for company insiders
  • Toronto Stock Exchange/TSX Venture Exchange requirements
  • Acquisitions, financing and stock options

Who are my instructors?

Instructors and guest speakers include prominent members of the legal, accounting and business communities, as well as staff from the BC Securities Commission and the TSX Venture Exchange:

Program coordinators

Charlotte Bell, TSX Venture Exchange
David Toyoda, Boughton Law Corporation

How will I learn?

You'll learn through discussion and participation. Enrolment is limited.

Who should take this course?

  • Directors, officers, and senior managers of public companies
  • Investor relations professionals
  • Management consultants
  • Lawyers, accountants and other professionals

Professional development credits

This course is supported by the Toronto Stock Exchange, the TSX Venture Exchange and the BC Securities Commission.

The Law Society of British Columbia has approved this course for its members' professional development.

Hardware and software requirements

You will need a computer that is connected to the internet so that you can access Canvas, our online course management system. You can check if your browser is compatible with Canvas by accessing Canvas guides here. We recommend you use Google Chrome or Firefox.

Also, you will need to enable your computer’s audio and microphone to participate in live sessions offered through Zoom Meetings.

You can find more information on our About Online Learning page.