It’s fall, which means it’s time for the annual Canadian Securities Administrators staff review of disclosure made by public companies under Form 58-101F1 Corporate Governance Disclosure, particularly as it relates to gender diversity among corporate leadership. The 2018 review is the fourth such annual review, with previous reviews having been published in 2015, 2016, and 2017.

Here are the five things you should know about the 2018 staff review. For more details, access the full publication of CSA Multilateral Staff Notice 58-310 Report on Fourth Staff Review of Disclosure regarding Women on Boards and in Executive Officer Positions. Publication of the review’s full dataset follows later in the fall. In this post, the term “public company” refers to a reporting issuer captured in the 2018 staff review.[1]


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On January 16, 2014, the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) released proposed amendments to corporate governance disclosure requirements (Proposed Amendments).

The Proposed Amendments follow on a consultation paper released by the OSC in July, 2013 and a subsequent public roundtable discussion regarding the paper.  A transcript of the roundtable discussion was also released.

The OSC indicated