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June 21, 2017

Governor General to Visit Toronto

OTTAWA—His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, will be in Toronto on Thursday, June 22, 2017. He will receive an honorary degree at York University and attend the 20th Annual Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD) Fellowship Awards Gala, where he will speak on the value of good governance and the importance of innovation in this sector.

Below is His Excellency’s detailed itinerary.

3:30 p.m.
Convocation Ceremony and Presentation of Honorary Degree at York University
His Excellency will receive an honorary Doctor of Laws degree and deliver a convocation address to students graduating from the Faculty of Education. The ceremony will be streamed live at

Founded in 1959, York University offers an academic foundation balanced by real-world experiential education and is home to 53 000 students from across the world who are enrolled in more than 160 undergraduate and 59 graduate programs. For more information, visit
Aviva Centre, York University, 1 Shoreham Drive
MEDIA CONTACT: Gloria Suhasini, York University,, 647-463-4354 

7 p.m.
20th Annual ICD Fellowship Awards Gala
The Governor General will attend and deliver a keynote address at the ICD Fellowship Awards Gala, an event that will bring together an esteemed group of directors from across Canada, many of whom sit on the boards of some of the country’s biggest corporations. The evening will celebrate excellence in directorship and mark the end of a national conference on why governance matters.

As the national community for directors, the ICD is a not-for-profit, member-based association with more than 12 000 members and a network of 11 chapters across Canada. Representing the interests of directors, the ICD fosters the sharing of knowledge and wisdom through education, professional development programs and services, and thought leadership and advocacy to achieve the highest standard of directorship. For more information, visit
Grand Ballroom, Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel, 123 Queen Street West
MEDIA CONTACT: Charmain Emerson, Institute of Corporate Directors,, 416-593-7741, ext. 235 


Media information:

Annabelle Cloutier
Rideau Hall Press Office
613-301-2764 (cell.)

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