Governance Professionals of Canada (GPC) has unveiled its new Education Program, the GPC-EP, a formal education program tailored to governance professionals

TORONTO, Aug. 10, 2017 /CNW/ - "While formal education abounds for directors in Canada, there are no programs that focus on the unique and practical education needs of the professionals who support boards and governance processes in Canadian organizations. This is long overdue. " says Lynn Beauregard, President, Governance Professionals of Canada.

The Governance Professionals of Canada Education Program (GPC-EP) is designed to

  • Respond to the demand to provide education tailored to the unique needs of professionals working in governance
  • Set a standard and bar for the practice and profession of governance in Canada
  • Create good governance practices across all sectors and industries

The GPC-EP is designed to enhance the existing skills of governance professionals of all levels, and operating in a governance role, whether in public, private, not-for-profit or governmental organizations such as in: legal, compliance, ethics, stakeholder relations, board and committee support, and more.

Individuals new to these roles, as well as seasoned professionals, will find benefit in the GPC-EP as it will not only provide them with the latest best practices, skills and tools in governance, but will also enhance the standard of their profession and further their career.

Upon completion of the program, and passing the final examination, program participants will receive the Governance Professionals of Canada Designation: GPC.D.

Registration for the program will officially be launched at the 2017 GPC Annual Conference in St. John's Newfoundland on August 21st. More information can be obtained here:

Governance Professionals of Canada (GPC) is the voice of corporate secretaries and governance professionals in Canada. Its members deal with disclosure and matters affecting corporate governance, including the structure and meetings of the board of directors and its committees, stakeholder relations and annual meetings. GPC strives to provide valuable and timely information on recent changes and developments, which affect our members in all sectors.

SOURCE Governance Professionals of Canada

For further information: Contact Lynn Beauregard for more information at 416-921-5449 Ext. 306 or email at

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