Governance Professionals of Canada (GPC) announced the shortlist for the 2017 Excellence in Governance Awards/Prix d'excellence en gouvernance (EGAs) at its 19th annual conference in St. John's, Newfoundland.
The winners will be announced at the EG Awards gala dinner on Thursday, November 2, 2017 at the Carlu in Toronto.
Lynn Beauregard, President, Governance Professionals of Canada said, "I was thrilled with the increase of nominations this year – I think that this underlines the growing importance of these awards 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-2607798. 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.
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