Toronto, Ontario – November 9, 2023 - Governance Professionals of Canada (GPC) announced the winners of the 2023 Excellence in Governance Awards (EGAs)/Prix d’excellence en gouvernance at its 10th annual awards ceremony on November 8th at the Carlu in Toronto.

The Awards gala gathers the governance community and celebrates leading governance practices across all sectors and industries in Canada. The prestigious awards recognize trailblazers for their ability to create a stronger impact through innovation in the Canadian governance realm.

GPC congratulates the 2023 EGA winners, organized by category, as presented below:

1.    Board/Director Effectiveness

  • Federated Cooperatives Limited

2.    Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

  • Civic Action (BoardShift Program)

3.    Engagement

  • TMX Group

4.    ESG/Sustainability/Purpose      

  • Vancouver Airport Authority 

5.    Organizational Governance

  • Alberta Investment Management Corporation (AIMCo)

6. Governance Professional of the Year

  • Maureen Wareham, Vice President, Corporate Secretary and Chief Ethics Officer
  • Shona McGlashan, Principal, McGlashan Consulting

Peter Dey Governance Achievement Award

  • Carol Hansell, Founder and Senior Partner of Hansell LLP



Each year, GPC receives nominations that range in both breadth and diversity from Canadian organizations large and small, across all sectors and industries. The award recipients are chosen by two judging panels of seasoned and well-respected governance experts. GPC would like to thank the EGA Judges for their time, dedication, and contribution in making the annual awards possible. For more on the panel:

Lynn Beauregard, President, Governance Professionals of Canada said, “The Excellence in Governance Awards was created a decade ago with an aim to promote good governance across Canadian organizations to further enhance stakeholder value. I would like to extent my heartfelt congratulations to all the winners this year for their outstanding commitment in ensuring they remain sustainable and relevant in a rapidly evolving landscape.”

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The 2023 EGA Report of the Judges is intended to provide insight into some of the accomplishments that have set the winners apart, and to impart the judges’ rationale behind selecting this year’s winning organizations. 

Read the report here!

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