Benefit From Top Resources from
Governance Professionals Around the Country


"The promotion and advancement of the governance function in organizations in the private, public, not-for-profit and other sectors in Canada, through education, networking and the continued development and application of best governance practices."

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT & EDUCATION. We run various workshops, panels and governance seminars year-round and across the country. Some of our most popular PD sessions, include our two day Governance Essentials seminar (held in both Western and Eastern Canada), webinars, topic-specific half-day workshops as well as breakfast and luncheon events. These events provide invaluable tools, best practices, surveys and key updates including the current changes affecting the governance profession in Canada. 

INDUSTRY NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES.  Our national representation provides our members with 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. Through our local engagement initiatives and chapters, members are able to build an invaluable network of contacts. 

THE GPC ANNUAL CORPORATE GOVERNANCE CONFERENCE. As a GPC member, you are given a discount to our Annual Conference and tradeshow, and are given the opportunity to receive an early-bird discount every year. 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 (also known as the EGAs) are committed to supporting and enhancing the role of the corporate secretary and governance professional in Canada. The EG Awards shine a light on the important contribution governance professionals make in terms of best practices that build and sustain shareholder and stakeholder value. 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, and more, along with the following.

  • A "Request for Assistance" forum that allows members to share information and seek support from their peers, the queries and responses received are archived for continuous reference
  • A growing online library of tools and precedents, templates, best practices, links and descriptions for job postings
  • Governance Matters, our monthly e-newsletter has the latest news to keep members and others informed of upcoming events, regulatory updates, important governance matters and other membership information
ADVOCACY. In an increasingly complex regulatory environment, GPC has kept governance professionals abreast of legislative changes and best practices. We represent your voice in the consultation process and promote good practices to all of our stakeholders. 

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. These organizations extend to our members access to their events, some at their member rates. This provides you with an opportunity to network with individuals in related professions, and gain access to specialized information.


Enjoy the Perks of Being a GPC Member

GET ACCESS TO MEMBER RATES 

Enjoy member rates to services and publications from the Society of Corporate Secretaries and Governance Professionals (based in the United States). This includes educational seminars, conferences, reference library and research staff and access to various publications printed by the Society. For more information,
see their website or contact the Society at 212-681-2000.

GPC Members can enjoy complimentary access to Corporate Secretary Magazine. Corporate Secretary Magazine  is the editorial voice for the corporate secretary community, which in addition to corporate secretaries includes in-house counsel and corporate governance officers. The magazine is dedicated to helping corporate secretaries succeed in their critical role serving the board. Topics covered regularly in the publication include: risk management, governance compliance, board communications, records management, D&O liability, director education, executive compensation and shareholder activism.

GPC Members have access to a new and exciting Group Mortgage Program
with David Benson at Mortgage Intelligence
A Mortgage Broker understands your mortgage needs, seeks out the best options for your situation, and guides you through the lending process. A mortgage broker does not work for any individual institution or lender, but is independent, and has up-to-the-minute loan rates for a wide array of banks and other lending institutions. This is a tax free, no cost, no obligation benefit program that is available to you. For more information click here.

GET ACCESS TO REDUCED RATES


The CAA in the South Central Ontario territory offers GPC members reduced rates for membership with the Canadian Automobile Association (CAA). CAA members are provided with roadside assistance anywhere in the U.S.A. and Canada, high quality travel maps,

tourbooks and discounts to most hotels and major attractions throughout North America along with much more. The South Central Ontario territory includes: the City of Toronto; north to Barrie, Orilla, parts of Sault Ste. Marie; east to Oshawa, Kingston, Belleville, and Peterborough; and west to Mississauga, Brampton, Melton, and Windsor. Please contact Amberly Strauss to receive the group special promotion code. 

GET ACCESS TO INCREASED RESOURCES 

First Reference provides comprehensive and up-to-date resources on corporate governance, board and committee rules and best practices, compliance with relevant laws, and much more, for finance, accounting, operations, marketing, and information technology, in private, public, and not for profit organizations.

The extensive resources in First Reference's Internal Control Library (co-published with CPA Canada) are aimed at helping governance professionals communicate essential internal controls to staff. Now, GPC members can get 20% off when you subscribe to any of these products:

Each PolicyPro includes expert commentary based on Canadian compliance and best practice on governance matters, compliance-focused policies and procedures, extensive cross-references to COSO and CobiT, and powerful software to create, customize, and distribute policy documents. Try PolicyPro for free today to see how it can help you!

You can also call First Reference at 1-800-750-8175 for more information. Please contact Amberly Strauss to receive the special promotion code.


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