ICSA Canada is the organisation for governance professionals in Canada, and as such is committed to strengthening and advancing good governance and the efficient administration of organisations in Canada.
The first Canadian branch was established in 1920 and today it has branches across Canada and in Bermuda and has member representation in every province, including Bermuda and the Caribbean. The organisation was incorporated federally in 1957 and today has over 1000 members.
ICSA Canada has education programs to support to governance professionals at all stages of their career. ICSA Canada offers the following three designations:
- The Chartered Secretaries Qualifying Scheme (CSQS), a globally recognised and intensive program with standards set by ICSA International that enables professionals to gain the knowledge they need to navigate the highly paced and increasingly complex role of a Corporate Secretary.
- The Directors’ Education & Accreditation Program (DEAP) – a 3-day intensive program focused on providing board directors with the skills they need to perform their roles effectively. DEAP offers knowledge in the areas of governance, financial reporting and disclosure, risk management and strategy
- The Professional Administrator (P.Adm.), a program for those looking to move to the next level in their career. This program enables candidates to confirm their knowledge and experience and demonstrate their commitment to continuing education and development.