The Canadian Society of Corporate Secretaries announces the launch of the 2016 Excellence in Governance Awards (EGs).

TORONTO, March 1, 2016 /CNW/ - The Canadian Society of Corporate Secretaries ("CSCS") announces that the nominations are now open for the 2016 Excellence in Governance Awards/Prix d'excellence en gouvernance (EGs). The winners for the awards will be announced and celebrated at a dinner and ceremony on November 15, 2016 at the Arcadian Court in Toronto, Ontario.

The CSCS EG Awards recognize the important contribution that governance 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 governance 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. CSCS 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 May 31, 2016, and the shortlist of finalists for the awards will be announced in June 2015.

CSCS will seek nominations in the following award categories:

  • Best Practices in Sustainability and ESG
  • Best Practices in Pay for Performance
  • Best Practices in Enterprise Risk Management
  • Best Engagement by a Governance Team
  • Best Practices to Enhance Boardroom Diversity
  • Best Approach to Achieving Effective Board and Committee Operations
  • Best Practices in Strategic Planning, Oversight and Value Creation by the Board
  • Best Overall Corporate Governance
  • CSCS Joyce Borden-Reed distinguished contribution award
  • CSCS Peter Dey governance achievement award

CSCS 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 Canadian Society of Corporate Secretaries (CSCS)

The Canadian Society of Corporate Secretaries is recognized as the most important organization for corporate governance professionals in Canada.

As the principal advocate for those who work in corporate governance, CSCS strives to enhance the public's awareness of the importance of good governance. CSCS is the voice of corporate governance professionals in Canada and participates with other stakeholders, including capital markets participants, government bodies and regulators, in fostering a governance environment that sets Canada apart in the world. CSCS supports its membership with continuing education and networking opportunities that are second to none.

To view a clip from the 2015 Excellence in Governance Awards click here.

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For further information: Lynn Beauregard, President, 21 St. Clair Avenue East, Suite 802, Phone: 1-800-774-2850 / 416-921-5449, ext. 306, Email: lynn.beauregard@cscs.org, Website: http://www.cscs.org/EGA

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