• Who should join GPC?
  • What are the benefits of a membership?
  • How do I become a GPC member?
  • How can I pay for my GPC membership?
  • Are there corporate memberships?
  • How does GPC membership ownership work?
  • Can I transfer my membership to another individual?
  • What are the annual dues?

Who should join GPC?

Our membership is composed principally of corporate secretaries, assistant secretaries, governance professionals, business executives and those involved in corporate governance, ethics and compliance functions as well as others whose duties are normally associated with corporate governance in Canada. 

Associated titles include: 

  • Board Administrator, Board Relations, and/or Board Affairs
  • Chief Compliance Officer, Chief Legal Officer, Chief Financial Officer
  • Corporate Secretary, Assistant Corporate Secretary
  • Corporate Governance Manager
  • Director, Corporate and Legal Affairs
  • General Counsel, In-house Counsel
  • Governance Officer, Governance Director
  • Governance Service Provider
  • Legal Advisor
  • President, Principal

GPC is also fortunate to have a strong group of professional governance service firms, individuals and other service providers that support the corporate secretariat and governance practices. Our service provider members supply our members with services such as proxy solicitors, governance consultants, software, transfer agents, financial printers, registered agents and private practice attorneys, among other services.

What are the benefits of a membership?

There are many benefits and perks to a GPC membership, for a full explanation please click here. Benefits to our membership include: 

  • Advocacy: We represent your voice in the consultation process and promote good practices to all of our stakeholders.
  • Professional Development & Education: These events provide invaluable tools, best practices, surveys and key updates including the current changes affecting the governance profession in Canada.
  • Industry Networking Opportunities: You will have the opportunity to engage with their colleagues and governance experts across Canada through our online membership directory, local pub nights, to larger events like our Annual Conference.
  • The GPC Annual Corporate Governance Conference: The Annual Conference is our premiere networking event, gathering 350 delegates yearly and featuring two and a half days of plenary sessions, exciting keynote speakers, workshops and breakout sessions that refill our attendees' toolkits and refreshes their best practices. Delegates discuss key issues, exchange ideas, and come face-to-face with their colleagues and top service providers.
  • The Excellence in Governance Awards (EG Awards/EGAs): The EG Awards underscore the critical role that good governance plays in sustaining the value of Canada's organizations, contributing to the competitiveness of Canada's economy and its capital markets. 
  • Information Resources: Members receive exclusive access to information resources such as an online glossary, regulatory links, online publications, a "Request for Assistance" forum, our e-newsletter and much more, along with the following. 
  • Strategic Alliances: Members enjoy access to diverse information and seminars through strategic alliances with related organizations. These include: Chartered Secretaries Canada, The Canadian Bar Association of Ontario, Treasury Management Association of Toronto, The Institute of Corporate Directors, Canadian Comprehensive Audit Foundation, and ACCA.
 How do I become a GPC member?

Please go to our Membership Registration, Fees, & Application page and fill out our application form. Once you have filled out the form, an invoice will be generated for your membership fees. Once you have paid your fees, our administrator will approve your application.

How can I pay for my GPC membership?

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Are there corporate memberships?

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How does GPC membership ownership work?

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Who should join GPC?

Our membership is composed principally of corporate secretaries, assistant secretaries, governance professionals, business executives and those involved in corporate governance, ethics and compliance functions as well as others whose duties are normally associated with corporate governance in Canada. 

Associated titles include: 

  • Board Administrator, Board Relations, and/or Board Affairs
  • Chief Compliance Officer, Chief Legal Officer, Chief Financial Officer
  • Corporate Secretary, Assistant Corporate Secretary
  • Corporate Governance Manager
  • Director, Corporate and Legal Affairs
  • General Counsel, In-house Counsel
  • Governance Officer, Governance Director
  • Governance Service Provider
  • Legal Advisor
  • President, Principal

GPC is also fortunate to have a strong group of professional governance service firms, individuals and other service providers that support the corporate secretariat and governance practices. Our service provider members supply our members with services such as proxy solicitors, governance consultants, software, transfer agents, financial printers, registered agents and private practice attorneys, among other services.

What are the benefits of a membership?

There are many benefits and perks to a GPC membership, for a full explanation please click here. Benefits to our membership include: 
  • Advocacy: We represent your voice in the consultation process and promote good practices to all of our stakeholders.
  • Professional Development & Education: These events provide invaluable tools, best practices, surveys and key updates including the current changes affecting the governance profession in Canada.
  • Industry Networking Opportunities: You will have the opportunity to engage with their colleagues and governance experts across Canada through our online membership directory, local pub nights, to larger events like our Annual Conference.
  • The GPC Annual Corporate Governance Conference: The Annual Conference is our premiere networking event, gathering 350 delegates yearly and featuring two and a half days of plenary sessions, exciting keynote speakers, workshops and breakout sessions that refill our attendees' toolkits and refreshes their best practices. Delegates discuss key issues, exchange ideas, and come face-to-face with their colleagues and top service providers.
  • The Excellence in Governance Awards (EG Awards/EGAs): The EG Awards underscore the critical role that good governance plays in sustaining the value of Canada's organizations, contributing to the competitiveness of Canada's economy and its capital markets. 
  • Information Resources: Members receive exclusive access to information resources such as an online glossary, regulatory links, online publications, a "Request for Assistance" forum, our e-newsletter and much more, along with the following. 
  • Strategic Alliances: Members enjoy access to diverse information and seminars through strategic alliances with related organizations. These include: Chartered Secretaries Canada, The Canadian Bar Association of Ontario, Treasury Management Association of Toronto, The Institute of Corporate Directors, Canadian Comprehensive Audit Foundation, and ACCA.

How do I become a GPC member?

Please go to our Membership Registration, Fees, & Application page and fill out our application form. Once you have filled out the form, an invoice will be generated for your membership fees. Once you have paid your fees, our administrator will approve your application.

How can I pay for my GPC membership?

You can pay for your membership online via PayPal, by mailing a cheque or emailing our credit card authorization form to Amberly Strauss. Please mail your cheque with your accompanying membership invoice to 21 St. Clair Ave East, Suite 802, Toronto, ON M4T 1L9.

Are there corporate memberships?

If there are 3 or more members from your commercial interests organization, each will receive a 15% discount on their membership fee. For more information, and a listing of all membership levels, click here. In order to claim your Corporate Group discount, please contact Amberly Strauss.

How does GPC membership ownership work?

A GPC membership is owned by the individual member regardless of who paid for that membership. The GPC member is the only individual who has the right to close or transfer their account to another individual.

Can I transfer my membership to another individual?

A member is permitted to transfer his or her membership to another individual at any time. The transfer of the membership will be effective when GPC receives written notice from the current member directing that their membership be transferred to the specified individual.

What are the GPC membership fees?

Our GPC fees are listed at our Membership Registration, Fees, & Application page and depend on the organization that you are associated with. Please go to the page for the full listing of membership fees.



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