GPC Announces the Shortlisted Companies tor The 2022 Excellence in Governance Awards

Toronto, Ontario -- (September 15, 2022) – Governance Professionals of Canada (GPC) is pleased to announce the shortlist for the 2022 Excellence in Governance Awards (EGAs).

The Excellence in Governance Awards recognizes and celebrates the dedication and contribution that governance professionals, their boards, and their organizations make toward raising the bar on good governance practices in Canada.

The EG Awards Judges have elected to shortlist the following organizations in the following categories:

  1. Board/Director Effectiveness
    • Canadian Construction Association
    • Green Municipal Fund | Federation of Canadian Municipalities 
    • Vancouver Airport Authority
  2. Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
    • ATB Financial
    • BC College of Nurses and Midwives
    • Enbridge
    • Nipissing-Parry Sound Catholic District School Board
    • Vancity (Vancouver City Savings Credit Union)
  3. Engagement
    • Black Opportunity Fund
    • Calgary West Central Primary Care Network
    • First West Credit Union
  4. ESG/Sustainability/Purpose
    • BMO Financial Group
    • British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC)
    • Dream Unlimited Corp.
  5. Organizational Governance
    • Alberta Lawyers Indemnity Association
    • BMO Financial Group
    • Green Municipal Fund | Federation of Canadian Municipalities
  6. Risk Management
    • Calgary West Central Primary Care Network
    • Cenovus Energy
    • PSP Investments
  7. Strategy
    • Cenovus Energy
    • Universite de Saint-Boniface
    • Vancouver Airport Authority

GPC would like to thank the many organizations that submitted nominations to the 2022 Excellence in Governance Awards. GPC recognizes the hard work that goes into the EGA nomination process, and we commend those putting their organizations forward to be acknowledged for their dedication to good governance.

GPC would also like to thank the following shortlisting judges, who volunteered their time and effort to review all of the submissions:

  1. Leanne Hull, Associate General Counsel and Director of Employment, Pension and Compensation Law, Legal & Regulatory Compliance, BMO Financial Group
  2. Wendy King, Senior Vice President, Risk, ESG, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Capstone Mining Corp.
  3. Denis Lavoie, Senior Director, Commercial and Legal Affairs, High Frequency Train, VIA Rail Canada Inc.
  4. Jamie Patterson, Associate Corporate Counsel, SaskTel
  5. Stephen Rotstein, Director, Ontario Securities Commission, Global and Domestic Affairs Branch
  6. Coro Strandberg, President, Strandberg Consulting Inc.
  7. Terri Uhrich, Senior Counsel, Affinity Credit Union

As well as our respected panel of final judges composed of seasoned governance experts across Canada:

  1. Geoffrey D. Creighton, Chief Executive Officer, In-House Counsel Worldwide
  2. Gigi Dawe, Director, Corporate Oversight & Governance, Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada
  3. Matt Fullbrook, Governance Advisor, Fullbrook Board Effectiveness Inc.
  4. Sylvia Groves, President, Governance Studio
  5. Neil Puddicombe, Associate General Counsel, Bank Board Governance & Assistant Corporate Secretary, BMO Financial Group
  6. Paul Schneider, Head of Corporate Governance, Total Fund Management, Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan
  7. Elizabeth Watson, Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Watson Inc.

The final judges will select the award winners who will be announced and celebrated on November 17th, 2022, at the ninth annual GPC Excellence in Governance Awards.

Sign up to GPC’s official mailing list to receive the latest updates and details on the EGAs HERE and register now for the 2022 Awards Gala and Ceremony HERE.


Lynn Beauregard, President
Governance Professionals of Canada (GPC)

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