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.

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    • 03 Nov 2017
    • 04 Nov 2017
    • 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.

    When and Where

    The first Module will be offered in Toronto on November 3-5, 2017 and  in Vancouver on November 17 - 19, 2017.
    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.

    • 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
    • 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.

    When and Where

    The first Module will be offered in Toronto on November 3-5, 2017 and  in Vancouver on November 17 - 19, 2017.
    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.

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