MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - March 18, 2015) - Leading Boards, a trusted Canadian provider that offers a highly secure and user-friendly board portal, announces that Niagara Power, an Ontario Energy company that distributes, generates and supplies fibre optic services across the Niagara Region (through its subsidiaries), has adopted the leading paperless governance solution in Canada.

The Leading Boards portal, designed to facilitate and improve governance processes is a secure intuitive online platform that offers innovative solutions to the challenges faced by directors and corporate secretaries today. The multi-platform solution provides a digital boardroom and committee experience which includes key features for the easy creation and distribution of board books, simplified management of meeting documents and agendas, notifying all users of new events and updated material while allowing advanced collaboration among all users at all times.

The portal offers several major advantages: real-time access to critical information from anywhere, at any time and using any device. The ability to access archives or an intelligent global search tool, annotate documents and manage a personal notes archive for each user. Fully paperless and electronic, the portal substantially reduces the need for paper, therefore reducing the carbon footprint.

"As a Commissioner of the Niagara Parks Commission, I had access to the Leading Boards portal and quickly decided to adopt it for the Niagara Power Board of Directors as well." says James Detenbeck, Chairman of Niagara Power. "The Leading Boards portal helps board members prepare their meetings and work together at any time and wherever they may be. During meetings, directors can work quickly and more efficiently. With the broad businesses that our Energy Corporation has, the Leading Boards portal is a necessary security and productivity measure as well as a strategic and critical component for governance effectiveness and integrity."

Given the robust information technology and security standards Leading Boards provides, all of the board's content is securely stored on the portal and encrypted, the transmission of all documents and information is equally secure. Furthermore, all data is hosted on secure servers located in Canada and not subject to foreign laws such as the American Patriot Act.

"By adopting our solution, Niagara Power confirms our position as the Canadian leader in secure, easy paperless governance solutions and underlines our expertise in the development of cutting edge technology for boards and directors today while shaping the future for leaders tomorrow," says Jean-Marc Félio, President of Leading Boards.

"To sum it up, we are simply proud to offer a seamless and secure solution that has proven to be efficient enabling directors to easily fulfill their daily governance tasks."

About Leading Boards

Leading Boards provides an innovative, smart and secure paperless board portal. The intuitive and multi-platform portal offers features that allow seamless access to boards of directors. All users can communicate and collaborate with digital note taking on all documents and access to meetings or archives on and offline. The result: smarter and more efficient governance.

Leading Boards is a trusted solution used by organizations of all sectors and sizes, worldwide.

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About Niagara Power

Niagara Power is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Town of Grimsby, parent company to Electrical Distribution (Grimsby Power), Electricity Generation (Grimsby Energy), and Fibre Optic network and Internet services (Niagara Regional Broadband Networks, 25% owner). Niagara Power services over 11,000 customers in Grimsby, Ontario.

Contact Information:

Jean-Marc Simard
Simard Hamel Communications
514-287-9811, ext. 15