National Governance Professional Day

March 29th, 2023 will mark the First National 'Governance Professionals Day' in Canada


Governance Professionals of Canada (GPC) is proud to announce the launch of the inaugural National Governance Professionals Day, which is to be celebrated annually on the last Wednesday of March. This initiative, created by Governance Professionals of Canada, will serve as an opportunity to recognize and celebrate the role of governance professionals across all organizations in Canada. The inaugural 'National Governance Professionals Day' will take place on March 29, 2023.

Who are governance professionals? They may be the Corporate Secretary, Corporate Counsel, Executive Director, or have other titles, and they are responsible for implementing governance policies and procedures, monitoring compliance with laws and regulations, managing the Board and its committees' meetings and processes, among other key activities. They play a crucial role in ensuring that an organization is operating in an efficient, ethical, and compliant manner and they ensure that the organization is following leading governance practices to protect it from potential risks. Their role is vital to the long-term success of the organization and its reputation.

"Governance professionals play a critical role in the success of their organizations, and National Governance Professionals Day is a chance to acknowledge the hard work and dedication of these individuals," said Lynn Beauregard, President of GPC. "We are excited to launch this initiative to grow the recognition for the role and the value it brings to Boards and organizations in Canada."

GPC is pleased to recognize and celebrate the contributions of these unsung heroes on the first National Governance Professionals Day scheduled on March 29, 2023.

Governance Professionals of Canada will hold its annual Excellence in Governance Awards Showcase on the same day, March 29th, to celebrate the winners and shortlisted organizations in its 2022 Awards ceremony. Leading up to the event, GPC will feature activities on Social Media platforms to celebrate the contributions of governance professionals, and GPC encourages all organizations to join in recognizing the important work that their governance professionals play for their organizations.

For more information visit National Governance Professionals Day and the annual Excellence in Governance Awards Showcase,


  1. Show your appreciation

    Let your governance professional know you appreciate the work they do. Share a kind word with them, or treat them to flowers, coffee, or lunch.

  2. Expand your knowledge of corporate governance

    Learn more about corporate governance, its importance, and the critical role that governance professionals play. You can learn more at

  3. Share on social media

    Celebrate governance professionals and share the holiday with your peers on social media. Use the hashtag #GovernanceProfessionalsDay to promote further awareness, and share why this day might be of importance to you, a peer, colleague, or family member.

  4. Become or refer a GPC member

    GPC’s membership offers many exclusive benefits, information, and resources for those involved in corporate governance. Sign up to become a member or refer a peer to GPC. With GPC’s Membership Referral Program, you can both save and unlock unparalleled benefits you won’t find elsewhere. Learn more about membership at

  5. Advance your governance career

    Further your career as a governance professional with quality education, such as the GPC.D certification program. The GPC.D is Canada’s only designation program created for governance professionals. It’s an opportunity for them to strengthen their professional skills to effectively and efficiently assist their boards and organizations in enhancing their overall governance processes.


  1. It’s a day to recognize governance professionals

    Governance professionals oversee all aspects of governance compliance and effectiveness. They take responsibility for ensuring that the organization in question adheres to good corporate governance practices and meets all regulatory requirements. It’s a tough job, and we are grateful for their commitment and dedication.

  2. The importance of GPC is highlighted

    GPC has been the voice of governance professionals in Canada since 1994. A prestigious advocate for all matters related to corporate governance and acting in the best interests of their members, we recognize their contributions to good governance across Canada.

  3. Progressing development of corporate governance

    National Governance Professionals Day is an opportunity for boards of directors, management, professionals, stakeholders, and individuals to explore ways to improve governance and progress the development of sound practices to align the interests of everyone involved with the corporation’s purpose. To learn more, visit


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2023 March 29 Wednesday
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