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CALL FOR SPEAKERS
Are you interested in getting involved in GPC's professional development and conference content?
Submit your session idea today!
The Governance Professionals of Canada is starting the planning for its annual programming for our 2019 professional development calendar and Annual Conference, and we are looking for new dynamic and engaging speakers and topics.
If you are interested in submitting a session proposal, please complete your submission by Wednesday, January 9, 2019.
Session submissions should be trending topics in the realm of governance. New perspectives on existing themes are also welcomed. Topics relevant for all levels and sectors of governance are welcome, and please highlight what makes your topic stand out!
Thank you in advance for your time in submitting a proposal. Please note that only proposals selected for session development will be contacted.
Begin your speaker submission today by completing the survey in this link BEGIN SURVEY.
TORONTO, October 26, 2018 - The Governance Professionals of Canada (“GPC”) handed out the Sixth Annual Excellence in Governance Awards (“EGAs”) last night at their awards gala dinner and ceremony held at The Carlu in Toronto.
GPC received over 80 nominations this year from organizations across all sectors. The winners, organized by category, are presented below:
1 - Best Practices in Enterprise Risk Management
Algonquin Power and Utilities Corp.
2 - Best Practices in Sustainability and ESG Governance
Vancouver Fraser Port Authority
3 - Best Approach to Achieving Effective Board and Committee Operations
Meridian Credit Union
4 - Best Practices to Enhance Boardroom Diversity
Royal Bank of Canada
5 - Best Practices in Strategic Planning, Oversight & Value Creation by the Board
Vancouver Airport Authority
6 - Best Engagement by a Governance Team
Ontario Securities Commission (Other Sectors)
Barrick Gold(Publicly Listed)
7 - Best Compensation Disclosure and Communication
BMO Financial Group
8 - Best Practices in Subsidiary Governance
9 - Best Overall Corporate Governance
Royal Bank of Canada(Publicly Listed)
Gore Mutual(Other Sectors)
10 - Governance Professional of the Year
Neil Puddicombe, Associate General Counsel, Director of Bank Board Governance, BMO Financial Group
11 - Peter Dey Governance Achievement Award
“This has been yet another exciting year for the Excellence in Governance Awards. The overall caliber of the nominations we received this year was outstanding. The winners of these awards send a clear message to their stakeholders that they are organizations who value governance and are trailblazers.” - Lynn Beauregard, President, Governance Professionals of Canada (GPC).
The final award winners were chosen out of nominations from across Canada in all sectors and markets by a jury panel composed of seasoned and well-respected governance experts. For more on the panel: http://gpcanada.org/EGA_judges/.
The awards highlight the critical role that good governance plays in enhancing the value of Canadian organizations and contributing to the competitiveness of Canada’s economy and its capital markets.”
As the principal advocate for those who work in corporate governance, GPC strives to enhance the importance of governance and those who work in the field, by advocating for, providing education on and recognizing good governance practices in Canada.
For further information:
Lynn Beauregard, President
802-21 St. Clair Avenue East, Toronto
Phone: 416-921-5449 / 1-800-774-2850, Ext 306
The Governance Professionals of Canada is pleased to announce the new GPC Board elected at its recent annual meeting held on August 19th at the 20th annual GPC Corporate Governance Conference in Victoria.
Continuing board members, re-elected at the Annual Meeting, include:
The addition of four new members this year, rounds out the board's skills set, expertise, sector and national representation. New directors include:
Chair of the Board, Misti Christensen notes, "I am very pleased to welcome Kathleen, Arne, Christine, and Sheldon to our board. They each bring a tremendous wealth of experience to the organization. The new directors compliment the strong suite of directors currently serving and GPC will benefit from the combined expertise as we strategically advance GPC's ongoing growth and innovation.”
President Lynn Beauregard adds: “As GPC continues to grow and forge ahead with key strategic initiatives such as: enhanced local engagement, the membership recruitment campaign, the GPC Education Program (GPC-EP), the annual EG Awards program, the re-vamping of our members’ resource library… just to name a few… the support and oversight from the GPC board and its committees will be substantial and I am delighted to have such an engaged and enthusiastic board”.
Governance Professionals of Canada (GPC) announced the shortlist for the 2018 Excellence in Governance Awards/Prix d'excellence en gouvernance (EGAs) at its 20th annual conference in Victoria, British Columbia.
The winners will be announced at the EG Awards gala dinner on Thursday, October 25, 2018 at the Carlu in Toronto.
Lynn Beauregard, President, Governance Professionals of Canada said, "I am thrilled by how far we have come with this awards program. From the nominations received and the introduction of our new category the Governance Professional of the Year Award, I can already see that this will be an event not to miss. I think that this underlines the growing importance of this program and the need for recognition for good governance practices. In this age of disruption and turbulence, organizations want the acknowledgment they deserve for what they are doing right and winners of these awards send a clear message to their stakeholders that they are organizations who value excellence in their governance."
GPC received over 80 nominations this year from organizations across all sectors. The shortlisted nominees, organized by category, are presented below:
GPC thanks the following individuals who volunteered a considerable amount of time and effort in reviewing all of the submissions for the shortlist:
The final judging panel is now in review of the shortlist companies. The panel is composed of seasoned and well-respected governance experts from across Canada and include:
To attend the awards ceremony, you can purchase tickets on the GPC website, http://gpcanada.org/event-2967773. The Governance Professionals of Canada is recognized as the most important organization for corporate governance professionals in Canada.
As the principal advocate for those who work in corporate governance, GPC strives to enhance the public's awareness of the importance of good governance. GPC is the voice of corporate governance professionals in Canada and participates with other stakeholders, including capital markets participants, government bodies and regulators, in fostering a governance environment that sets Canada apart in the world. GPC supports its membership with continuing education and networking opportunities that are second to none.
The nominations for the Governance Professionals of Canada's 2018 Excellence in Governance Awards/Prix d'excellence en gouvernance (EGs) ) are now open!
The winners for the awards will be announced and celebrated at a gala dinner and ceremony on Thursday, October, 25th, 2018 in Toronto at The Carlu.
The EGAs recognize the important contribution that organizations and governance professionals make in terms of best practices that build and sustain shareholder and stakeholder value in Canada. GPC encourages all organizations to take this opportunity to gain recognition for their governance practices and to be celebrated for their accomplishments.
The deadline for nominations is June 15th, 2018, and the shortlist of finalists for the awards will be announced in August 2018. We encourage companies of all sizes, sectors and industries (listed, private, public, crown, not for profit, co-op, etc.) to take part, as the EGAs are designed to recognize excellence across all organizations.
GPC will seek nominations in the following award categories:
These awards underscore the critical role that good governance plays in sustaining the value of Canada's public companies, crown corporations, government agencies, and not-for-profit organizations, and in contributing to the competitiveness of Canada's economy and its capital markets.
The recognition that the winners, nominees and their organizations gain from these awards raises more awareness for the key role played by governance professionals, furthers the reputation of their organizations and inspires others to follow their example.
So submit your nomination this year and be recognized!
For further information:
The Governance Professionals of Canada hosted an educational panel as part of their professional development series on the role of the board in organizational culture. The three panelists were Heather Laxton (corporate secretary for Wesdome, Lloyd Segal, Chair of the board for MedReleaf, and Carol Faull from L&C Strategic Advisory Consultants, our organizational culture expert. Deborah Rosati from Women Get On Board was the moderator.
The 2018 GPC conference is just over five months away and we are excited pleased to announce the launch of the early-EARLY-bird registration so that you can register TODAY!
Join us in Victoria, BC, August 19 - 22, 2018!
Experience a bit of British Columbia now by watching this video.
Why register now?
Early-EARLY-bird rate offers further reduced registration fees for you to take advantage of - an average savings of $300 on your registration!
We are also giving you immediate access to our very special room block rate at the Fairmont Empress Hotel, an iconic hotel, and honoured recipient of Forbes Travel Guide's Four Star rating, and Condé Nast's Readers' Choice and Gold List awards.
We already have a great line-up of sessions and topics confirmed, such as:
...and more! For a sneak peek at the developing program agenda click here.
Who should attend?
Chief Governance Officer, Corporate Secretary, Manager Corporate Governance, General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer, VP Regulatory Affairs, Legal, Risk, Compliance, Director, Associate Corporate Secretary, Board Administrator.
If you are looking to:
...then this conference is for you. The GPC Annual Conference attracts governance professionals from all sectors and industries, and functions including:
Plus! - Get the most out of your professional development! The 2018 Annual Corporate Governance Conference program will offer Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and Continuing Legal Education (CLE). Full credit details will be announced once the final conference program has been confirmed.
We hope you're planning to join us in Victoria. Take advantage of the registration savings and begin your conference registration now.
For additional conference details, including travel and accommodation information click here.
See you in Victoria, BC
Manager, Conference & Sponsorship
Governance Professionals of Canada
416-921-5449 ext. 315 | 1-800-774-2850 ext 315
Governance Professionals of Canada, in partnership with Korn Ferry Hay Group, has launched the 2018 Corporate Governance Practices Survey.
If you are the Corporate Secretary or you are involved in managing the governance responsibilities for your organization, your input is essential! The survey assists us in obtaining valuable insight into the current corporate governance landscape in Canada and will provide a comprehensive analysis of corporate governance practices, trends and issues. The deadline to participate is Friday, April 13, 2018.
Take a few minutes to complete this survey: Click here to access the survey.
The survey responses also assist in creating a short-list of companies for each of the categories in the GPC's Excellence in Governance Awards. Your participation may result in a nomination of your organization in these awards. The winners of the EG Awards will be celebrated at a gala dinner and ceremony on October 25, 2018 at the Carlu in Toronto. For more information on the EG Awards, Click here
The 2018 Corporate Governance Practices Survey Report results will be presented at the GPC Annual Corporate Governance Conference in Victoria, BC, August 19-22, 2018. For more information on the conference, Click here
We thank you in advance for taking the time to complete this survey.
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