EG Awards

The GPC EG Awards recognize the important contribution that governce professionals make in terms of best practices that build and sustain shareholder and stakeholder value in Canada. The awards also underscore the critical role that good governanance 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 Excellence in Governance Awards jury panel is composed of seasoned and well-respected governance thought leaders from across Canada. GPC has carefully selected the judges to ensure representation from all aspects of the governance community including shareholder representatives, regulatory experts, leading academics and practitioners.

Candidates eligible for nomination include individuals and/or teams of individuals who play a role in the governance of their organizations. The deadline for nominations is June 30, 2016, and the shortlist of finalists for the awards will be announced in July 2016.

GPC expects that the recognition that the winners, nominees and their organizations will gain from these awards will raise more awareness for the key role played by governance professionals, further the reputation of their organizations, and inspire others to follow their example.

GPC will seek nominations from the public in the following award categories:(Click here for Category Checklist)

  1. Best Practice in Enterprise Risk Management
  2. Best practices in Sustainability and ESG
  3. Best Approach to Achieving Effective Board and Committee Operations
  4. Best Practices to Enhance Boardroom Diversity
  5. Best practices in strategic planning, oversight and value creation by the board
  6. Best Engagement by a Governance Team
  7. Best Practice Pay for Performance
  8. Best Overall Corporate Governance
  9. CSCS Joyce Borden-Reed distinguished contribution award
  10. CSCS Peter Dey governance achievement award

GPC expects that the recognition that the winners, nominees and their organizations will gain from these awards will raise more awareness for the key role played by governance professionals, further the reputation of their organizations, and inspire others to follow their example.

About the Governance Professionals of Canada (GPC)

The Governance Professionals of Canada (GPC) is the voice of Corporate Secretaries and governance professionals in Canada. Its members deal with disclosure and matters affecting corporate governance, including the structure and meetings of the board of directors and its committees, the proxy process and annual meetings. As such GPC strives to provide valuable and timely information on recent changes and developments which affect our members – in all sectors.

Specialties: Our members include professionals with positions such as Corporate Secretary, Manager Corporate Governance, General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer, VP Regulatory Affairs, Associate Corporate Secretary, and Board Administrator.