The Board and the processes that guide our corporation

    Learn about the Board of Directors, our principles, corporate policies, and corporate governance practices.

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    What the Board does

    We provide oversight and guidance on behalf of the Government of Canada, our sole shareholder, on the strategies, business plans and related affairs of Canada Post.

    In this role, we hold management accountable for its business performance and strategic objectives. To fulfill these responsibilities we exercise due diligence over:

    • Strategic initiatives and corporate plans
    • Service and operational performance
    • Internal control and financial reporting
    • Major contracts and investments
    • Recruitment of senior officers
    • Health and safety, labour and compensation management
    • Effective reporting to the shareholder

    Who makes up the Board of Directors

    The Board is composed of 11 members: the Chairperson, the President and Chief Executive Officer and 9 Directors.

    Chairperson of the Board

    Appointed by the Governor in Council for a term the Governor in Council considers appropriate.

    President and Chief Executive Officer

    Appointed by the Governor in Council for a term the Governor in Council considers appropriate.


    Appointed by the Minister, with the approval of the Governor in Council, for a term of up to 4 years. A director can be re-appointed to the Board on the expiration of his/her term.

    Board accountability

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    Who oversees the Board

    The Honourable Carla Qualtrough is the Minister of Public Services and Procurement and Accessibility, responsible for Canada Post Corporation.

    Our annual public meetings

    2019 Canada Post Annual Public Meeting

    On Wednesday, June 12, 2019, Canada Post held its 14th Annual Public Meeting. This forum provided an overview of the Corporation’s performance in 2018 and the opportunity to ask questions to senior leaders of the company.

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    How the Board is performing

    Detailed corporate governance information is provided each year in our annual report. Learn about the role and composition of the Board of Directors of Canada Post, its independence, its Committees, its effectiveness on matters such as fraud and error and on the governance model for Canada Post’s subsidiaries.

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    Get more information on the Board

    Contact us with your corporate governance questions

    Corporate Secretariat
    Canada Post
    2701 Riverside Drive N1120
    Ottawa ON K1A 0B1