2019 Excellence in Governance Award Winner


The Governance Professionals of Canada (“GPC”) handed out the Seventh Annual Excellence in Governance Awards (“EGAs”) on November 7, 2019 at their awards gala dinner and ceremony held at The Carlu in Toronto.

GPC received over 70 nominations this year from organizations across all sectors. The winners, organized by category, are presented below:

1. Best Practice in Enterprise Risk Management
  • Meridian Credit Union
2. Best Practice in Sustainability and ESG
  • Vancouver Airport Authority
3. Best Approach to Achieving Effective Board and Committee Operations
  • Meridian Credit Union
4. Best Practices in Diversity and Inclusion
  • Vancouver Airport Authority
5.  Best Practices in Strategic Planning, Oversight and Value Creation by the Board
  • Elixir Technology Inc.
6. Best Engagement by a Governance Team
  • Publicly Listed: Royal Bank of Canada
  • Other Sectors: Calgary West Central Primary Care Network
7. Best Compensation Disclosure and Communication
  • Seven Generations Energy Ltd.
8. Best Practices in Subsidiary Governance
  • BMO  Financial Group
9. Best Overall Corporate Governance
  • Publicly listed: Royal Bank of Canada
  • Other Sector: Canada Revenue Agency

10 - Governance Professional of the Year

  • Stuart McKellar, General Counsel, SVP Corporate Operations & Corporate Secretary at ATB Financial

11 - Peter Dey Governance Achievement Award

      • Linda Hohol, Chair of the Institute of Corporate Directors


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