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The Second Annual Co-op and Credit Union Governance Summit

  • 01 Feb 2021
  • 12:00 PM - 4:15 PM
  • Webinar (EST)


  • $350 + HST
  • $450 + HST
  • $400 + HST


Insights on resilience, diversity and inclusion, purpose governance and more.

The second-annual GPC Co-operative and Credit Union Governance Summit is designed with leaders in mind. The Summit is intended to provide board members, senior leaders and governance practitioners strategic insights on governance best practices. The event will explore current and emerging governance issues relevant to co-operatives and credit unions. Equipped with the latest research and in-depth knowledge, our speakers will share their expertise with real-world examples, thought-provoking presentations and engage participants in stimulating discussion.

Who Should attend?

This conference is for Board members, Governance Professionals, and Senior Managers working within credit union and co-operative organizations. Join us to connect, network and learn with your sector peers from across Canada.


Key topics to be covered include:

  • From Co-operative to Corporation: Perspectives on the Evolution of MEC
  • Board Equity, Diversity & Inclusion: Is it Essentially Window Dressing?
  • What is so Different about Governance in Co-operatives?
  • Governing through the Pandemic: Lessons Learned

Speaker Line-up includes:

  • Sharon Alford, President/Chair of the Board, Federated Cooperatives Limited

  • L. Robin Cardozo, ICD.D, FCPA, Former CEO, Ontario Trillium Foundation; Former, Ontario Non-profit Network

  • Karen Farbridge, Board Chair, Meridian Credit Union and Motus Bank
  • Matt Fullbrook, Manager, David & Sharon Johnston Centre for Corporate Governance Innovation
  • Kevin Harding, national spokesperson of the Save MEC campaign, a policy analyst and an advisor to co-ops and social enterprise
  • John Harvie, Chairperson, Board of Directors, The Co-operators
  • George Hofheimer, Founder, Hofheimer Stategy Advisors
  • Frank Lowery, former SVP & General Counsel, The Co-operators
  • Karen Miner, Managing Director, International Centre for Co-operative Management, Sobey School of Business, Board Chair, Credit Union Atlantic
  • Marc-Andre Pigeon, Assistant Professor, Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy; Director, Centre for the Study of Co-operatives
  • Sheldon Stener, QC, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Federated Co-operatives Limited (FCL)
  • Rita Trichur, Senior Business Writer and Columnist, Report on Business Panel
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