DSA Corporate Services and Marrelli Support Services have compiled a list of companies that can be helpful resources for companies.

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Every day, Marketwired plays a critical role in shaping the conversations that happen in newsrooms, corporate boardrooms and social networks around the world, helping communicators move markets, change public opinion and affect consumer behavior. Marketwired is a social communications company that provides everyone, from start-ups to Fortune 500 enterprises, with powerfully simple solutions: global press release distribution, industry-leading social media monitoring and analytics, and a fully integrated marketing communications platform for content creation, optimization, distribution and measurement.

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Equity Financial Trust Company

Equity Financial Trust Company* has partnered with DSA and MSSI to provide transfer agent services. Equity’s commitment to highly personalized and responsive service, as well as operational excellence, means our partners have confidence that their needs will be consistently met. Equity Financial Trust is a Canadian company with offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto and Montréal. In 2012, Equity was recognized as one of the Best Workplaces in Canada and Best Workplaces in Canada for Women by the Great Place to Work® Institute. *Equity Financial Trust Company is part of Equity Financial Holdings Inc.

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The Canadian Securities Exchange

The Canadian Securities Exchange, or CSE, is operated by CNSX Markets Inc. Recognized as a stock exchange in 2004, the CSE began operations in 2003 to provide a modern and efficient alternative for companies looking to access the Canadian public capital markets.

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Founded in 1996, Equicom is Canada’s leading provider of investor relations and related financial communications services. Its extensive client base of over 120 public companies includes micro- to large-cap issuers from a diverse cross-section of businesses listed in Canada and around the world on Toronto Stock Exchange, TSX Venture Exchange, NASDAQ, NYSE, AMEX, ASX and AIM.

From 2007 to 2015, Equicom was part of TMX Group, which operates Canada’s key equity and derivative markets and clearinghouses. With TMX, they solidified their leadership and expanded their business into new sectors.

In July 2015, NATIONAL Public Relations, Canada’s leading public relations firm and one of the world’s leading independent communications firms, acquired the business of Equicom, now known as NATIONAL Equicom. The combined practice delivers the strongest team of capital markets, strategic and integrated communications capability in the Canadian market

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Benefit Partners

Benefit Partners is a wholly owned Canadian employee benefits, pension and human resources management consultancy, with offices strategically located to best serve the needs of its clientele. Benefit Partners undertakes work in the areas of corporate and personal insurance planning and private wealth management. They render professional services to several thousand corporate and individual clients.

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Paisley Manor Insurance Inc.

Examining the validity and quality of Directors’ & Officers’ (D&O) Insurance policies is important to the Boards of Public Companies. As part of good corporate governance, D&O Insurance is there in the event of a lawsuit to protect the personal assets of Directors as well as attracting great talent.

For over 20 years, we have been involved with selling D&O Insurance policies as a preferred brokerage withCanada’s leading Insurance Companies.  We also provide Kidnap & Ransom, Environmental, Property and Liability Protection. These specialized products are designed to target the needs of Exploration Companies and can be extended to include coverage worldwide.

For more information please contact David Suschkov, suschkov@paisleymanor.com Direct: 416-380-2230, Toll Free: 1-800-291-7471 ext.2230

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Corporate Secretary

For over a decade Corporate Secretary has remained the leading publication for anyone involved in the governance, risk, compliance and ethics professions.  The monthly magazine is read by corporate secretaries, in-house counsel and corporate governance officers, supplying savvy readers with valuable insights into the GRC world with in-depth interviews of top game-changers, industry event coverage, special how-to features, and more.  Corporate Secretary hosts both online and in-person events, including the annual Corporate Governance Awards which recognizes the best of the best in the governance space.  To learn more, please visit www.CorporateSecretary.com or connect via LinkedIn and Twitter @CorpSecMag.

In addition, DSA and MSSI supports the professional associations related to our business such as the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada, Chartered Secretaries Canada and the Canadian Society of Corporate Secretaries.

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Chartered Professional Accountants

Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada) is the national organization established to support a unified Canadian accounting profession. We represent highly qualified professionals who demonstrate an ongoing commitment to providing the highest standards of accounting, ethics and best business practices.

CPA Canada is a progressive and forward-thinking organization whose members bring a convergence of shared values, diverse business skills and exceptional talents to the accounting field. As one of the world’s largest national accounting bodies, with more than 200,000 members across the country and around the world, CPA Canada carries a strong influential voice. We play an important role in influencing international accounting, audit and assurance standards to ensure that these standards are appropriate for Canadian market needs.

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Chartered Secretaries Canada

Chartered Secretaries 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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Governance Professionals of Canada

The Governance Professionals of Canada (GPC) is the voice of corporate secretaries and governance professionals in Canada. Its members deal with disclosure and matters affecting corporate governance, including the structure and meetings of the board of directors and its committees, the proxy process and annual meetings.

GPC members include professionals with positions such as Corporate Secretary, Manager Corporate Governance, General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer, VP Regulatory Affairs, Associate Corporate Secretary, and Board Administrator.