MEMBERSHIP: Invest In Your Future

Governance Professionals of Canada (GPC) is the leading voice and resource for governance professionals and corporate secretaries in Canada. Every day in corporate, government, not-for-profit and Crown corporation offices across the country, our members deal with disclosure, boards of directors administration and their associated committees, matters of corporate governance, proxy processes, annual meetings and more. 

In this dynamic governance environment, GPC serves as an unparalleled resource for solutions to organization's governance matters, information on good corporate governance practices, how to deal effectively with issues of compliance, improving operating efficiency, improved communications with stakeholders and more.

Five Reasons to Join Us


We offer formal education, professional development sessions, webinars, on-demand learning and events, all in order to enhance our members’ education, skillsets and success in their profession and organizations.


We provide networking opportunities both in-person and online through exclusive local events, online forums, membership directory and social media dialogues. We provide tools for members to build networks, and their community through local and national contacts.


We offer online access to the latest governance news and information including a glossary, links to regulatory resources, requests for assistance forums, job postings, a monthly e-newsletter, events and access to relevant professional publications. GPC will soon introduce a new Governance Supplier Directory, providing an easily searchable listing of governance related product and service providers.


In an increasingly complex regulatory environment, GPC keeps governance professionals abreast of legislative changes and best practices. We represent your voice in the consultation process and promote good practices to all of our stakeholders.


Aligned with other like-minded national and international bodies through partnerships, we are positioned to offer a comprehensive perspective on corporate governance and access to other resources and events of interest to our members.

Who Can Join & Attend Our Events

Our membership is composed principally of corporate secretaries, assistant secretaries, governance professionals, business executives and those involved in corporate governance, ethics and compliance functions as well as others whose duties are normally associated with corporate governance in Canada. 

Associated titles include: 
  • Board Administrator, Board Relations, and/or Board Affairs
  • Chief Compliance Officer, Chief Legal Officer, Chief Financial Officer
  • Corporate Secretary, Assistant Corporate Secretary
  • Corporate Governance Manager
  • Director, Corporate and Legal Affairs
  • General Counsel, In-house Counsel
  • Governance Officer, Governance Director
  • Governance Service Provider
  • Legal Advisor
  • President, Principal
GPC is also fortunate to have a strong group of professional governance service firms, individuals and other service providers that support the corporate secretariat and governance practices. Our service provider members supply our members with services such as proxy solicitors, governance consultants, software, transfer agents, financial printers, registered agents and private practice attorneys, among other services.

Become a Member

GPC members are involved in addressing a wide spectrum of corporate governance concerns, encompassing board and committee operations, organizational management and structure, disclosure practices, stakeholder engagement, legal and corporate compliance, and matters pivotal to board accountability and oversight. Our membership is diverse and includes professionals holding various positions.

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