Governance Professionals of Canada (GPC) Excellence in Governance Awards (EGs) shortlist announced

WHISTLER, BC, Aug. 24, 2016 /CNW/ - Governance Professionals of Canada ("GPC") is pleased to announce the shortlist for the 2016 Excellence in Governance Awards/Prix d'excellence en gouvernance (EGs).

We received over 60 nominations this year from organizations across all sectors and the shortlisted nominees, organized by category, are presented below:

1.  Best Practice in Enterprise Risk Management

  • Royal Bank
  • Gore Mutual
  • Vancouver Airport Authority

2.  Best Practice in Sustainability and ESG

  • Goldcorp Inc.
  • Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC)
  • The Co-operators

3.  Best Approach to Achieving Effective Board and Committee Operations

  • BMO Financial Group
  • Royal Bank of Canada
  • Aldergrove Credit Union

4.  Best Practices to Enhance Boardroom Diversity

  • Goldcorp Inc.
  • BMO Financial Group
  • Manulife Financial Corporation

5.  Best practices in strategic planning, oversight and value creation by the board 

  • Veridian Corporation
  • TransCanada Corporation
  • Goldcorp Inc.
  • Manulife Financial Corporation

6.  Engagement by a Governance Team 

  • Tarion Warranty
  • Manulife Financial Corporation
  • Gore Mutual Insurance
  • Canada Council Arts

7.  Best Pay for Performance

  • MEG Energy Corp.
  • Kensy Hutt

8.  Best Overall Corporate Governance

  • Nicole Marques Stinson
  • Canadian National Railway Company
  • ATB Financial

We thank the following individuals who volunteered a considerable amount of time and effort in reviewing all of the submissions for the shortlist: Wendy King, Vice President, Legal, Risk & Governance, Capstone Mining Corp.; Christine Staley, Director of Professional Development, Canadian Corporate Counsel Association; Sheldon Stener, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Federated Co-operatives Limited; Terri Uhrich, Vice President, Legal Affairs, K+S Potash Canada.

The Excellence in Governance Awards final jury panel is composed of seasoned and well-respected governance experts from across Canada and include: 

  1. Geoffrey D. Creighton, President, In-house Counsel Worldwide
  2. Gigi Dawe, Principal, Research Guidance and Support Leader, Corporate Oversight and Governance, CPA Canada
  3. Sylvia Groves, President and Creative Director, Governance Studio
  4. Richard Leblanc, Associate Professor, Law, Governance & Ethics, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies, York University
  5. Carrie Mandel, Lawyer and Consultant, North American Legal, Compliance and Regulatory Practice, Spencer Stuart
  6. Paul Schneider, Manager, Corporate Governance, Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan (OTPP)
  7. Elizabeth Watson, QC, Founder and President, Watson Inc.
  8. Brendan Sheehan, Managing Director, Rivel Research Group

The final award winners will be announced and celebrated on November 15, 2016 in Toronto, Ontario at The Carlu.

The Governance Professionals of Canada - formerly known as 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, GPC strives to enhance the public's awareness of the importance of good governance. GPC 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. GPC supports its membership with continuing education and networking opportunities that are second to none.


SOURCE Governance Professionals of Canada

For further information: Lynn Beauregard, President, 802-21 St. Clair Avenue East, Toronto, Phone: 416-921-5449 / 1-800-774-2850, Ext 306, Email:, Website:

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