Membership Based Organization

Global Risk Institute is a not-for-profit membership-based organization serving the global financial industry. Members have access to exclusive educational training programs and events that support the needs of risk managers, executives, and board directors. They benefit from unlimited access to GRI research data and the GRI content library.

Our members are financial institutions, governments and regulators from across Canada.

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how we serve our members

Understanding and serving our member needs is our top priority and includes:

  • Balancing the need between risk and opportunity
  • Assisting members in developing strategies for the management of emerging risks
  • Engaging with members to provide cutting edge knowledge from globally experienced risk leaders
  • Developing training alongside board and senior executives and sponsoring university programs that will educate new age risk leaders
  • Demonstrating risk management commitment to governments, regulators and the public

We engage in dialogue

GRI offers a full and varied roster of events throughout the year including seminars, workshops and panel discussions, all of which call upon industry leaders and subject matter experts across various sectors.

Our members are invited to these events and engage with leading experts and influencers from the financial world who share their knowledge, experiences and insights.

We access fresh thinking

Our research team is tasked with identifying new and emerging innovation and best practices and to source content that helps our members better understand risk and opportunities facing the financial industry.

GRI members have exclusive access to participate in our research workshops and access research findings.

We build talent

As part of our mission to build the capacity of risk professionals, GRI members gain access to tailored educational programs and networking events.

We offer several programs to improve the skills of risk managers, from new university grads to C-Suite executives to board members.

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Our members are financial institutions, governments and regulators from across Canada. Current Members

Leaders of these organizations have access to research material and can enrol in our educational programs. As members, they can download featured articles, attend our seminars and participate in panel discussions. They are provided opportunities to gain insights into the latest innovations, regulatory matters and risk management reviews.

Government of Canada

Province of Ontario

BMO Financial Group


Manulife Financial

National Bank of Canada



TD Bank Group

AIG Financial


Business Development Bank of Canada

Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation

Canada Infrastructure Bank

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation


Central 1 Credit Union

CPP Investments

Definity Financial Corporation


Equitable Bank

Export Development Canada

Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited

Farm Credit Canada

Foresters Financial

Home Trust Company

Insurance Bureau of Canada

Independent Electricity System Operator

Investment Management Company of Ontario

Laurentian Bank

MCAN Financial

Meridian Credit Union

Munich Re Canada


Ontario Pension Board

Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan

OP Trust

Payments Canada

PC Bank

Peoples Group

Power Financial Corporation

Canada Life

IGM Financial

Mackenzie Investments

PSP Investments



University Pension Plan

Vancity Credit Union

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