CSIC's ongoing commitment to modern governance practices recognized

TORONTO, March 11 /CNW/ - The Conference Board of Canada recently announced that John Ryan, Chair and Acting CEO of The Canadian Society of Immigration Consultants (CSIC), has won a prestigious governance award, which highlights CSIC's continued commitment to good governance.

"CSIC places a very strong emphasis on governance by investing strategically in modern governance training for members of its Board of Directors and subsidiary boards," said Nigel Thomson, Vice-Chair and Lead Director for CSIC's Board of Directors. "The Board of Directors is very pleased that the Conference Board of Canada has recognized one of our directors for that commitment. John is only one of a few directors who hold all three of Canada's professional designations in corporate governance: ICD.D, C.DIR, ASC."

The Directors College awards The Gilbert Bennett Gold Standard Award each year to a graduate who demonstrates dedication to exceptional professional standards in corporate governance.

The Conference Board of Canada and McMaster University's DeGroote School of Business founded The Directors College, which has become Canada's premier institution for director education. Ryan recently graduated from the college with an internationally recognized Chartered Director professional designation from McMaster.

"Under John's leadership CSIC has incorporated a modern governance approach, which has brought forward clear rules and practices that have enabled CSIC to meet industry best practices for accountability, fairness and transparency while pursuing its consumer protection mandate," said Thomson. "That approach to governance has brought CSIC great success in the protection of consumers of immigration consulting services and will serve us well into the future."

The Canadian Society of Immigration Consultants is the professional regulatory body for immigration consultants in Canada. Established in 2004 it currently has more than 1,660 members. CSIC's mandate is to protect consumers of immigration consulting services. Consequently, it is responsible for ensuring the education, competency testing and the discipline of its members. CSIC also requires its members to carry errors and omissions insurance and to contribute to a compensation fund.


For further information: For further information: Nancy Tibbo, Communications Manager, ntibbo@csic-scci.ca, (416) 945-6271 ext. 2252, Toll free: (866) 308-2742

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