Council for Excellence in Canadian Crown Corporations

Today’s Crown corporation leaders understand that their operating context is changing. To meet these evolving needs, The Directors College is pleased to offer an initiative to promote best practices and to foster high performance and good governance.

Why Crown Corporations?

All Crown corporations face the highest expectations for their operations. Whether operating in a commercial or quasi-commercial realm, organizations in this sector have the added duty and responsibility to serve the public and report to a government.

Crown corporations have three equally important constituencies who assess their performance: political authorities, the public, and the market. They are subject to shifting expectations and political influences of the governmental single-shareholder. They must embody the best principles of public service. Finally, they also face market and commercial forces. The three constituencies can have differing, even competing, views on good performance.

About the Council

The Council provides a network and forum to explore two main areas of focus: performance and governance.



“There is no other forum in Canada that does what the CECCC does. You can’t overestimate the value of engaging in closed-door discusssions with other CEOs and chairs who navigate the complicated world of Crown Corporation leadership”
— Carmine Marcello, founding member, CECCC

Membership and meetings for the Council for Excellence in Canadian Crown Corporations (CECCC) are administered by The Directors College, part of Executive Programs at the DeGroote School of Business, McMaster University.