Upcoming events

    • 20 Aug 2017
    • 4:00 PM (UTC-02:30)
    • 23 Aug 2017
    • 12:30 PM (UTC-02:30)
    • Delta St. John's Hotel and Conference Centre, St. Johns, Newfoundland and Labrador A1C 6K4

    GPC will be hosting its 19th Annual Corporate Governance Conference this year in the beautiful city of St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador. 


    We invite all governance professionals and governance service providers to join us in welcoming over 300 of your peers to St. John's for this premier event. 

    More information click here

    Please send any comments, ideas, suggestions or questions to Albert Orellana.

    • 18 Sep 2017
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Manulife, 200 Bloor Street East, South Tower, Toronto, Ontario, Holmes Gooderham ABC (Entrance from St. Paul's square)

    As the winner of the 2016 GPC Excellence in Governance Award (EGA) for Best Engagement by a Governance Team, Manulife has made it clear that shareholder engagement is a key area of focus for their organization and one that is best in class. Manulife Chairman, Mr. Richard DeWolfe, will bring firsthand insight to the board’s practices and joining Mr. DeWolfe as moderator, Mr. Geoffery Creighton (as the GPC EGA Judging Panel Chair) will speak from the judges’ perspective on what stood out to last year’s judging panel which led to the selection of Manulife as the winner of this award.

    LSUC Accreditation: This program is eligible for up to 1.5 Substantive Hours.

    We look forward to you joining us at this GPC Toronto Chapter inaugural event!

    Session Agenda:

    • 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm Light lunch and networking reception
    • 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm Session

    Presenter:  Richard B. DeWolfe, Chairman of the Board, Manulife Financial Corporation & The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company

    Richard DeWolfe has been Chairman since May 2, 2013, and is Managing Partner of DeWolfe & Company, LLC, a real estate management and investment consulting firm. He was Chairman and CEO of The DeWolfe Companies, Inc., the largest home ownership organization in New England, from 1992 to 2002. The DeWolfe Companies, Inc. was listed on the American Stock Exchange until it was acquired by Cendant Corporation in 2002.

    He serves on the board of the following not-for-profit organizations: the American College of Corporate Directors, Massachusetts General Hospital (President’s Council), Boston University (Trustee Emeritus), The Boston Foundation (Director Emeritus), The Boston Center for Community and Justice (Honorary director), Wilson Center’s Canada Institute (Advisory Board) and Quissett Harbor Preservation Trust (Chairman) and Partners HealthCare System, Inc.

    Mr. DeWolfe holds a Bachelor of Applied Science, Marketing and Finance from Boston University and an Executive Masters Professional Director Certification from the American College of Corporate Directors, a public company director education and credentialing organization.

    Moderator:  Geoffrey D. Creighton, Past President and Chair, In-House Counsel Worldwide and CCCA

    Geoffrey D. Creighton is Past-President and Chair of In-House Counsel Worldwide (ICW), the international network of in-house bar associations. A Chartered Director (C.Dir.) and Certified In-House Counsel (CIC.C), he is a member of the Independent Review Committee of BlackRock Canada, and a ‘public member’ of the Board of TFAAC (“Advocis”) the national body which represents financial advisors. Geoff was formerly SVP, General Counsel of IGM Financial Inc, a public financial institution in the Power Corporation group of companies. In that role, he was responsible for overseeing the legal, compliance and corporate secretarial functions of Investors Group and Mackenzie Investments. Prior to joining IGM in 2008, Geoff was a partner with Torys LLP, focused on M&A, complex corporate finance and corporate governance. Currently the Chair of the judging panel for the GPC’s Excellence in Governance Awards, he is a frequent speaker on governance and legal matters. Geoff is a Past-Chair of the Canadian Corporate Counsel Association, has chaired and served on several committees of the CBA, and its Council, and is the recipient of both the Douglas Miller Award and the Robert V.A. Jones Award, for his contributions to the CBA and CCCA respectively.


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    • 19 Sep 2017
    • 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
    • EPCOR Tower, 10423 – 101 Street, Room 802 - MacKenzie Room, Edmonton, AB

    Onboarding and Educating

    Did you know that new directors have no defence to ‘plead ignorance’ when they join a board?  New directors need to be in a position to ‘hit the ground running’. This session will explore what it means to ensure a new director is ready to fulfill his or her fiduciary duty and duty of care from the first board meeting.  Tips and tools for on-boarding and providing ongoing training and education for your new board members will be discussed, including what and who to include in an orientation session, what to include in a director’s manual, and tips for helping the new director feel confident in his/her new role.

    Session Agenda:

    • 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm Session
    • 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm Networking with lite-fare

    Presenter:   Sylvia Groves, FCIS
    President and Creative Director, Governance Studio

    Additional Information:




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    • 02 Nov 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Carlu, 444 Yonge St. 7th Fl, Toronto, ON M5B 2H4

    The EG Awards recognize the important contribution governance professionals make in terms of best practices that build and sustain shareholder and stakeholder value.  The awards underscore the critical role that good governance plays in sustaining the value of Canada’s public companies, crown corporations, government agencies, and not-for-profit organizations, contributing to the competitiveness of Canada’s economy and its capital markets.

    GPC is committed to support and enhance the role of the corporate secretary and governance professionals in Canada. The Society’s members work on the front lines of governance and the organization is well positioned through reputation, influence and representation, to celebrate the practice of good governance in Canada.

    Presenting Sponsor:



    • 03 Nov 2017
    • 05 Nov 2017
    • The Albany Club, Toronto

    The GPC-EP delivers critical and relevant content for governance professionals in a condensed, rigorous program with key speakers from across Canada. It consists of three 2.5 day modules that are each offered twice a year, enabling busy professionals to complete the modules in a schedule that works for them.

    It is designed for anyone operating in a governance role, whether in public, private, not-for-profit or governmental organizations. Individuals new to these roles as well as seasoned professionals will find benefit in the GPC.D as it will not only provide them with the latest best practices, skills and tools in governance, but will enhance standard of their profession.

    Registration Fee:
    • GPC member price: $7,550 + HST
    • Non Member price: $8,250 + HST (includes the cost of a GPC membership and processing fee)

    Note: Before you reserve your seat for this event, you need to register and pay for the complete GPC-EP  program

    • 03 Nov 2017
    • 03 Nov 2019
    • Check Specific Module delivery location

    The GPC-EP delivers critical and relevant content for governance professionals in a condensed, rigorous program with key speakers from across Canada. It consists of three 2.5 day modules that are each offered twice a year, enabling busy professionals to complete the modules in a schedule that works for them.

    It is designed for anyone operating in a governance role, whether in public, private, not-for-profit or governmental organizations. Individuals new to these roles as well as seasoned professionals will find benefit in the GPC.D as it will not only provide them with the latest best practices, skills and tools in governance, but will enhance standard of their profession.

    Registration Fee:

    • GPC member price: $7,550 + HST
    • Non Member price: $8,250 + HST (includes the cost of a GPC membership and processing fee)

    Please note that GPC members will be given priority on first come first serve bases.

    • 17 Nov 2017
    • 19 Nov 2017
    • Terminal City Club, Vancouver

    The GPC-EP delivers critical and relevant content for governance professionals in a condensed, rigorous program with key speakers from across Canada. It consists of three 2.5 day modules that are each offered twice a year, enabling busy professionals to complete the modules in a schedule that works for them.

    It is designed for anyone operating in a governance role, whether in public, private, not-for-profit or governmental organizations. Individuals new to these roles as well as seasoned professionals will find benefit in the GPC.D as it will not only provide them with the latest best practices, skills and tools in governance, but will enhance standard of their profession.

    Registration Fee:

    • GPC member price: $7,550 + HST
    • Non Member price: $8,250 + HST (includes the cost of a GPC membership and processing fee)

    Note: Before you reserve your seat for this event, you need to register and pay for the complete GPC-EP  program

Past events

16 Jun 2017 Onboarding and Educating: The Care and Feeding of New Directors - Ottawa
15 Jun 2017 Onboarding and Educating: The Care and Feeding of New Directors - Montreal
12 Jun 2017 Governance Essentials for the Corporate Secretary: Two-Day Seminar - Calgary
08 Jun 2017 Onboarding and Educating: The Care and Feeding of New Directors - Calgary
17 May 2017 Subsidiary Governance: A Critical Tool for Risk Management
29 Mar 2017 Meetings, Minutes and More - Ottawa
24 Mar 2017 Vancouver - Achieving Excellence in Governance: Tips and Tricks, Presented by Aprio Inc.
23 Mar 2017 Calgary - Achieving Excellence in Governance: Tips and Tricks
22 Mar 2017 Edmonton - Achieving Excellence in Governance: Tips and Tricks
01 Mar 2017 Webinar: Sustainability, ESG, and Corporate Social Responsibility and The Board: What Governance Professionals Should Know
23 Feb 2017 Meetings, Minutes and More - Calgary
21 Feb 2017 Meetings, Minutes and More - Vancouver
31 Jan 2017 Meetings, Minutes and More - Toronto
18 Jan 2017 Vancouver: Meet n' Greet Luncheon
08 Dec 2016 Edmonton Holiday Cocktails
08 Dec 2016 Toronto Holiday Cocktail Reception
24 Nov 2016 Divulgation, gouvernance et communication: au coeur de la réputation des entreprises
15 Nov 2016 EXCELLENCE IN GOVERNANCE AWARDS
14 Nov 2016 Governance Essentials for the Corporate Secretary: Two-Day Seminar - Toronto
28 Oct 2016 Trends in Governance Interactive Breakfast Seminar Presented by Donnelley Financial Solutions & GPC
13 Oct 2016 Name Rebrand Celebration & Networking Luncheon - Edmonton, Presented by ATB Financial
12 Oct 2016 Name Rebrand Celebration & Networking Reception - Calgary
11 Oct 2016 Name Rebrand Celebration & Networking Reception - Vancouver
11 Oct 2016 Governance Essentials for the Corporate Secretary: Two-Day Seminar - Vancouver
04 Oct 2016 Executive Compensation Disclosure for Corporate Secretaries
16 Jun 2016 CALGARY CHAPTER EVENT: The Corporate Secretary’s Perspective on Recent Calgary Takeover Transactions
31 May 2016 The Role and Duties of the Corporate Secretary - CANCELLED
18 May 2016 Toronto Corporate Governance Exchange
10 May 2016 Tips & Tricks to Better Prepare Board Meeting Material
21 Apr 2016 Excellence in Subsidiary Governance - Toronto
15 Apr 2016 Meetings, Minutes and More - Vancouver
14 Apr 2016 Excellence in Subsidiary Governance - Calgary
05 Apr 2016 Meetings, Minutes and More - Calgary
04 Apr 2016 Meetings, Minutes and More - Montreal
22 Mar 2016 Meetings, Minutes and More - Toronto
18 Feb 2016 Governance Boot Camp for Not-for-profit Organizations
14 Jan 2016 Cost saving opportunities in the corporate secretary’s office & Post-holiday reception
24 Nov 2015 The Year the Shareholders Spoke Up: A 2015 AGM Wrap Up And What to Expect in 2016
03 Nov 2015 Governance Essentials for the Corporate Secretary: Two-Day Seminar - Webcast
03 Nov 2015 Governance Essentials for the Corporate Secretary: Two-Day Seminar - Toronto
26 Jun 2015 The Year the Shareholders Spoke Up: A 2015 AGM Wrap Up - Vancouver
25 Jun 2015 The Year the Shareholders Spoke Up: A 2015 AGM Wrap Up - Calgary
23 Jun 2015 The Year the Shareholders Spoke Up: A 2015 AGM Wrap Up - Toronto
28 May 2015 Governance Essentials for the Corporate Secretary: Two-Day Seminar - Vancouver
21 May 2015 Toronto Corporate Governance Exchange
17 Apr 2015 Excellence in Subsidiary Governance - WEBCAST
17 Apr 2015 Excellence in Subsidiary Governance - Toronto
26 Jan 2015 Governance Boot Camp for Not-for-profit Organizations - WEBCAST
26 Jan 2015 Governance Boot Camp for Not-for-profit Organizations - Toronto
15 Jan 2015 Excellence in Subsidiary Governance
04 Dec 2014 CSCS Excellence in Governance Award Winners' Panel
27 Nov 2014 The Board's Emerging Oversight Role in Corporate Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility - Vancouver
03 Nov 2014 Governance Essentials for the Corporate Secretary: Two-Day Seminar - Webcast
03 Nov 2014 Governance Essentials for the Corporate Secretary: Two-Day Seminar - Toronto
28 Oct 2014 The Board's Must Win: CEO Succession Planning - Toronto
18 Sep 2014 CALGARY SOCIAL EVENT- LAWN BOWLING
19 Jun 2014 CSCS Calgary Chapter Event: 2014 Annual Shareholder Meetings
02 Jun 2014 Enterprise Risk Management for Corporate Secretaries
29 May 2014 CSCS 20th Anniversary Reception - Calgary
29 May 2014 Governance Essentials for the Corporate Secretary: Two-Day Seminar - Calgary
28 Apr 2014 Orientation and Onboarding Workshop - Vancouver
25 Apr 2014 CSCS 20th Anniversary Reception - Vancouver
25 Apr 2014 Governance Boot Camp for Mining Organizations - Vancouver
09 Apr 2014 Toronto Corporate Governance Exchange
12 Mar 2014 Orientation and Onboarding Workshop - Calgary
06 Mar 2014 Consultation on the Canada Business Corporations Act - Vancouver
04 Mar 2014 Governance Boot Camp for Mining Organizations - Toronto
04 Mar 2014 Consultation on the Canada Business Corporations Act - Calgary
03 Mar 2014 Consultation on the Canada Business Corporations Act - Toronto
04 Feb 2014 CSCS 20th Anniversary Reception - Toronto
04 Feb 2014 Orientation and Onboarding Workshop - Toronto
23 Jan 2014 "Round Table" Conference Call - Co-Ops
23 Jan 2014 "Round Table" Conference Call - Privately Held Companies
22 Jan 2014 "Round Table" Conference Call - Not-for-Profit Organizations
22 Jan 2014 "Round Table" Conference Call - Crown Corporations
04 Dec 2013 Board Portals and Paperless Boardrooms: A Toronto Power Breakfast
03 Dec 2013 Board Portals and Paperless Boardrooms: A Calgary Power Breakfast - CANCELLED
02 Dec 2013 CSCS Calgary Chapter Event: Option Trading, Dark Pools and more for Corporate Secretaries
02 Dec 2013 Board Portals and Paperless Boardrooms: A Vancouver Power Breakfast
21 Nov 2013 Corporate Governance and Accountability
07 Nov 2013 Meet and Greet Toronto
06 Nov 2013 "Round Table" Conference Call - Small- to Mid-cap Issuers
30 Oct 2013 Directors' and Officers Liability: Toronto Breakfast Event
29 Oct 2013 "Round Table" Conference Call - Large- to Mega-cap Issuers
21 Oct 2013 Vancouver: Discussion on CSA consultation paper 54-401: Review of the Proxy Voting Infrastructure
18 Oct 2013 Calgary: Discussion on CSA consultation paper 54-401: Review of the Proxy Voting Infrastructure
17 Oct 2013 "Round Table" Conference Call - Co-Ops
17 Oct 2013 "Round Table" Conference Call for Privately Held Companies
16 Oct 2013 "Round Table" Conference Call - Not-for-Profit Organizations
16 Oct 2013 "Round Table" Conference Call - Crown Corporations
15 Oct 2013 Toronto: Discussion on CSA consultation paper 54-401: Review of the Proxy Voting Infrastructure
10 Oct 2013 Montreal: Discussion on CSA consultation paper 54-401: Review of the Proxy Voting Infrastructure
04 Oct 2013 Directors' and Officers Liability: Edmonton Breakfast Event
03 Oct 2013 Directors and Officers Liability: Calgary Breakfast Event
02 Oct 2013 Directors and Officers Liability: Vancouver Breakfast Event
16 Sep 2013 Disclosure Requirements Regarding Women on Boards and in Senior Management
18 Aug 2013 Excellence In Governance Awards Reception & Dinner
18 Aug 2013 15th Annual Corporate Governance Conference
20 Jun 2013 Board & Committee Minutes: A Hands-on Workshop - Toronto
18 Jun 2013 CSCS Calgary Chapter Event: Shareholder Activism
14 Jun 2013 Continuous Disclosure and Material Change Reporting - Toronto
03 Jun 2013 Continuous Disclosure and Material Change Reporting - Calgary
31 May 2013 Continuous Disclosure and Material Change Reporting - Vancouver
23 May 2013 Governance Essentials for the Corporate Secretary - Vancouver
23 May 2013 Meet and Greet Vancouver
20 Mar 2013 Board & Committee Minutes: A Hands-on Workshop - Vancouver
18 Mar 2013 Board & Committee Minutes: A Hands-on Workshop - Calgary
14 Feb 2013 "Round Table" Conference Call - Large Issuers
14 Feb 2013 "Round Table" Conference Call - Private Sector
13 Feb 2013 "Round Table" Conference Call - Small & Medium Size Issuers
13 Feb 2013 "Round Table" Conference Call - Not-for-Profit Organizations
12 Feb 2013 "Round Table" Conference Call - Crown Corporation
06 Dec 2012 THE Executive Compensation Course for Corporate Secretaries: Calgary
05 Dec 2012 THE Executive Compensation Course for Corporate Secretaries: Vancouver
29 Nov 2012 THE Executive Compensation Course for Corporate Secretaries: Toronto
22 Nov 2012 "Round Table" Conference Call for Private Companies
20 Nov 2012 "Round Table" Conference Call for Small & Medium Size Issuers
20 Nov 2012 "Round Table" Conference Calls for Large Issuers
13 Nov 2012 "Round Table" Conference Call for Crown Corporations
13 Nov 2012 "Round Table" Conference Call for Not-for-Profit Organizations
19 Aug 2012 14th Annual Corporate Governance Conference
12 Jun 2012 Discussion on Governance in Times of Crisis | Discussion sur la gouvernance en temps de crise
29 May 2012 Meetings and Governance Best Practices - Edmonton
28 May 2012 Meetings and Governance Best Practices - Calgary
25 May 2012 Meetings and Governance Best Practices - Vancouver
23 May 2012 The Canadian Institute’s National Forum on Protecting and Defending the Board
14 May 2012 Meetings and Governance Best Practices - Toronto
05 Dec 2011 Alberta Chapter of CSCS: Annual Christmas Cocktail Reception and Update on Shareholder Democracy Issues
22 Nov 2011 THE Executive Compensation Course for Corporate Secretaries: Calgary
21 Nov 2011 THE Executive Compensation Course for Corporate Secretaries: Vancouver
25 Oct 2011 CSCS Alberta Chapter: Panel Discussion on the Proposed National Instrument 51-103
24 Oct 2011 CSCS 2011 SHAREHOLDER DEMOCRACY SUMMIT
13 Oct 2011 THE Executive Compensation Course for Corporate Secretaries: Toronto
08 Aug 2011 CSCS Webinar - Planning to Network
20 Jun 2011 CSCS Calgary Chapter: AGM Roundtable Discussion & 1st Annual CSCS Calgary Chapter Golf Classic
18 May 2011 The role of the Corporate Secretary in Recruiting, Orienting, Educating and Evaluating Directors: Edmonton
05 May 2011 CSCS Calgary Chapter: Discussion on Directors’ Compensation and Executive Compensation Trends & Policies
09 Mar 2011 The role of the Corporate Secretary in Recruiting, Orienting, Educating and Evaluating Directors: Ottawa
07 Mar 2011 The role of the Corporate Secretary in Recruiting, Orienting, Educating and Evaluating Directors: Toronto
03 Mar 2011 The role of the Corporate Secretary in Recruiting, Orienting, Educating and Evaluating Directors: Calgary
01 Mar 2011 The role of the Corporate Secretary in Recruiting, Orienting, Educating and Evaluating Directors: Vancouver
01 Jan 2011 CSCS 12th Annual Corporate Governance Conference - WEBINAR NOW AVAILABLE
26 Nov 2010 CSCS Practical Workshop / Toronto
24 Nov 2010 CSCS Practical Workshop / Ottawa

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