Practical Workshop in Crafting Sound Corporate Governance

In addition to imposed legal and regulatory obligations, corporations typically set a variety of internal controls to implement compliance requirements and to create a sound corporate environment for all. At issue is where and how to optimally set these internal controls in the governance stack: in bylaws? policies? directives? procedures? In this practical workshop, we will dive into a modern corporate scenario and turn our mind to resolve a number of issues by updating the corporate governance stack.


Patrick Cormier
Chief Operations, Financial & Legal Officer
Digital Identity Laboratory of Canada

Patrick Cormier is Chief Operations, Financial & Legal Officer at the Digital Identity Laboratory of Canada. In the period 2011 to 2019, he was initially Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Centre for Court Technology and Vice-President Digital Transformation at Notarius. He also served as IT Expert Counsel on the Quebec Bar Information Technology Committee.

Mr. Cormier is a regular conference speaker and instructor on digital signatures, information security and the law. He also provided continuous legal education to judges and members of the Justice sector across the country. Recent public speaking engagements include:

  • Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA) (October 2019)
  • Payments Summit (May 2019)
  • Cybersecurity & Identity Summit (April 2019)
  • LegalIT Montreal Conference (March 2019)

Prior to this, Mr. Cormier completed 20 years in the Canadian Forces, first as a Signals Officer and next as a military lawyer and project director in the Office of the Judge-Advocate General.

He holds a Bachelor of Space Sciences from Collège militaire royal de Saint-Jean (B.Sc., 1992), a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Civil Law from McGill University (B.C.L./LL.B., 2001). He has been a member of the Quebec Bar since 2002. 


2/17/2022 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Eastern Standard Time
Toronto ON M4T1L9 CANADA
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The Governance Professionals of Canada (GPC) was created in 1994, shortly after the Dey Report was published by the TSX on ‘Where Are the Directors’. GPC‘s mandate is to be the voice of governance professionals in Canada. Its members deal with all matters affecting corporate governance, from board and committee processes, management and structure, disclosure, stakeholder engagement, legal and corporate compliance, as well as issues crucial to boards, their accountability and oversight.