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ICSA Canada has over 1,000 members. The first Canadian Branch was established in 1920, and the Canadian Institute was incorporated federally in 1957. Today it has branches across Canada and in Bermuda with representation in every province, in Bermuda, and in the Caribbean.

As the organization of corporate secretaries and professional administrators in Canada, the ICSA is committed to strengthening and advancing Good Governance Procedures and the efficient administration of every type of organization in business and government.


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What is a Chartered Secretary?
“Chartered Secretary” is the professional term for the members of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators - a world-wide organization of executive administrators and advisors in corporate matters. A Chartered Secretary has successfully completed a rigorous qualification process covering the areas of:  governance, corporate finance, corporate law, strategy and corporate secretarial practice.   

Chartered secretaries are experienced professionals who are skilled in many areas.  The knowledge and experience of Chartered Secretaries enables them to serve in a unique role in an organization providing expertise in governance, corporate law, finance, management, risk and corporate secretarial practice.

Why Become a Chartered Secretary?
The chartered secretary qualification is internationally recognized and enables you to work in leadership positions in the private, public or not-for-profit sectors or establish your own business offering professional services and independent advice.  

To become a Chartered Secretary, you must complete a rigorous self-study program that covers the areas of governance, corporate finance, corporate law, corporate secretarial practice and strategy.  

The Chartered Secretary Qualifying Scheme (CSQS) is a broad-based professional qualification that provides you with the skills you need to confidently serve in a variety of leadership roles. Successfully completing the Chartered Secretary certification process opens the door to versatile and challenging career opportunities!

What Can a Chartered Secretary do for Your Organization?
A Chartered Secretary has successfully completed a rigorous certification process covering the areas of:  governance, corporate finance, corporate law, corporate secretarial practice and strategy.   Those certified as Chartered Secretaries are members of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators - a world-wide organization of executive administrators and advisors in corporate matters.   Chartered Secretaries bring a professional governance and compliance perspective that will benefit organizations in the corporate, public and not-for-profit sector.  Integrity and ethics are at the forefront of the Institute’s code of conduct – a code to which all members are required to adhere.  

The scope of responsibility handled by Chartered Secretaries varies from organization to organization.  Key areas include corporate governance, finance, compliance and regulatory matters.

A Chartered Secretary has the depth of knowledge and experience that allows them to serve a unique role on your organization’s management team and their duties and responsibilities often cut across all departments.  They are qualified to serve as main point of contact for your board of directors and shareholders, ensuring effective communication within the board and its committees and between senior management and non-executive directors.

Take your organization to the next level – hire a Chartered Secretary!


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