GPOP celebrates 25 years

On June 5, 1995, a handful of governance professionals gathered in Victoria, BC, seeking to create a peer network and professional development body. Elaine Vandale, retired Executive Director, Board & Corporate Relations, Red Deer College, Alberta, offers her congratulations and reflections:

“Congratulations on 25 years of sharing experiences and learning opportunities.  Twenty-five years of supporting each other; growing and maturing together as a professional association.

As a founding member of PBSN and then an active member of GPOP, I experienced first-hand the value of a network of peers committed to effective governance and the integrity of their President’s offices. 

Over these years the commitment and dedication of many have influenced and shaped the recognized national association you have become.  It is now the contributions and leadership each of you will provide that will lay the foundation and vision for the next 25 years!”

Check out the 25th anniversary page on for additional letters of congratulations, videos, photos and more!

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