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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT & EDUCATION. We run various workshops, panels and governance seminars year-round and across the country. Some of our most popular PD sessions, include our two day Governance Essentials seminar (held in both Western and Eastern Canada), webinars, topic-specific half-day workshops as well as breakfast and luncheon events. These events provide invaluable tools, best practices, surveys and key updates including the current changes affecting the governance profession in Canada.
INDUSTRY NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES. Our national representation provides our members with the opportunity to engage with their colleagues and governance experts across Canada through our online membership directory, local pub nights, to larger events like our Annual Conference. Through our local engagement initiatives and chapters, members are able to build an invaluable network of contacts.
THE GPC ANNUAL CORPORATE GOVERNANCE CONFERENCE. As a GPC member, you are given a discount to our Annual Conference and tradeshow, and are given the opportunity to receive an early-bird discount every year. The Annual Conference is our premiere networking event, gathering 350 delegates yearly and featuring two and a half days of plenary sessions, exciting keynote speakers, workshops and breakout sessions that refill our attendees' toolkits and refreshes their best practices. Delegates discuss key issues, exchange ideas, and come face-to-face with their colleagues and top service providers.
THE EXCELLENCE IN GOVERNANCE AWARDS (EG AWARDS/EGAs). The EG Awards (also known as the EGAs) are committed to supporting and enhancing the role of the corporate secretary and governance professional in Canada. The EG Awards shine a light on the important contribution governance professionals make in terms of best practices that build and sustain shareholder and stakeholder value. The EG Awards underscore the critical role that good governance plays in sustaining the value of Canada's organizations, contributing to the competitiveness of Canada's economy and its capital markets.
INFORMATION RESOURCES. Members receive exclusive access to information resources such as an online glossary, regulatory links, online publications, and more, along with the following.
ADVOCACY. In an increasingly complex regulatory environment, GPC has kept governance professionals abreast of legislative changes and best practices. We represent your voice in the consultation process and promote good practices to all of our stakeholders.
STRATEGIC ALLIANCES. Members enjoy access to diverse information and seminars through strategic alliances with related organizations. These include: Chartered Secretaries Canada, The Canadian Bar Association of Ontario, Treasury Management Association of Toronto, The Institute of Corporate Directors, Canadian Comprehensive Audit Foundation, and ACCA. These organizations extend to our members access to their events, some at their member rates. This provides you with an opportunity to network with individuals in related professions, and gain access to specialized information.
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Enjoy member rates to services and publications from the Society of Corporate Secretaries and Governance Professionals (based in the United States). This includes educational seminars, conferences, reference library and research staff and access to various publications printed by the Society. For more information,
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First Reference provides comprehensive and up-to-date resources on corporate governance, board and committee rules and best practices, compliance with relevant laws, and much more, for finance, accounting, operations, marketing, and information technology, in private, public, and not for profit organizations.
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