Program Chairs

John Wilkin

Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

Take your knowledge of capital markets in Canada to the next level

Capital is the lifeblood of corporations. Get vital knowledge and skills that you, as a securities professional, need to navigate the equity and debt markets and deliver results.

Do you already have a foundation in securities law, and are looking for a deeper dive into the nuts and bolts of raising funds in capital markets?

Whether you work for a company or with clients, you are being depended upon to understand the complex process for raising funds through both the equity and debt markets, from regulations and rules to documentary requirements.

This intensive course will provide corporate and securities lawyers and professionals with an in-depth and comprehensive understanding of how equity and debt markets operate, including different strategies available to companies when raising capital, vital considerations and required steps, as well as key legal frameworks and regulations.

Over four evenings in a convenient online format, get the knowledge you need to guide companies through the complex and consequential process of raising capital.

Can’t Make the Date? Registration includes 120-day unlimited, online access to the recorded program.

What You’ll Learn

Overview of raising equity and debt capital in Canada

The IPO: Early-Stage Financing, preparing and executing, and post-IPO financings

Types and key legal features of debt securities

Base shelf prospectuses

Green bonds and sustainable bonds

Financing large or significant acquisitions in the capital markets 

Who Should Attend

Securities and corporate lawyers – all experience levels

Finance professionals – analysts, financial advisors (CFAs), accountants, compliance officers

Investment bankers

Regulators – counsel, compliance officers, policy analysts

Corporate officers


Program Chairs

John Wilkin

Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

See Past Instructor List:

Tim Andison

Partner, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

Colin Burn

Stikeman Elliott LLP

Rosalind Hunter

Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

Michael Innes

Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

Glen R. Johnson

Torys LLP

Linda Misetich Dann

Bennett Jones LLP

James Obright

Managing Director, Equity Capital Markets, RBC Capital Markets

Brian Pong

Executive Director, Canadian Debt Capital Markets, CIBC Capital Markets

Rima Ramchandani

Torys LLP

Catherine Youdan

Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP


View the 2023 program brochure and agenda to see what you’ll learn from leading experts. A detailed agenda for the upcoming program will be available soon.


Mar 27 & Apr 3, 10 & 17, 2024

$1,495 + TAX


March 27, 2024

6:00 p.m – 9:00 p.m (ET)

April 3, 2024

6:00 p.m – 9:00 p.m (ET)

April 10, 2024

6:00 p.m – 9:00 p.m (ET)

April 17, 2024

6:00 p.m – 9:00 p.m (ET)

May 9-10, 2024

$1,495 + TAX


May 9-10, 2024
9:00 a.m – 5:00 p.m (ET)

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