CGCA Evening Schedule: Wednesday, june 1, 2016

5:30 PM | Finalist Reception

6:00 PM | Guest Reception

7:00 PM | Gala Awards and Dinner

9:45 PM | Coffee and Dessert Reception

Dress Code: Black Tie


The 2016 Canadian General Counsel Awards

The 12th annual CGCA will take place on Wednesday June 1, 2016 at the Fairmont Royal York in Toronto. The CGCA is Canada’s only national programme designed exclusively to recognize excellence in the In-House Counsel community. This special evening honouring the best counsel in Canada brings together the senior members of the Canadian private bar and the leading In-House Counsel in the country in a celebration of the accomplishments of the Canadian legal profession over the past year.

For information about sponsorships or to reserve a table, please contact Dan Malamet at dmalamet@zsa.ca or 416-368-2051 x 235.


We are pleased to announce that the MC for the 2016 CGCA is:

Adrian Lang

Head of Business Management | Canadian Personal and Commercial Banking and Channels | BMO Financial Group


View the 2015 Award Recipients here

The 2015 CGCA Lifetime Achievement

Honouring James Turner, Former Vice-Chair of the Ontario Securities Commission


The 2014 CGCA Lifetime Achievement

Honouring Jean-Paul (J-P) Bisnaire, Senior Executive Vice President | Manulife Financial Corporation