This page is dedicated to online board and governance resources relevant to the Canadian non-profit sector.
As you will see here, Imagine Canada is a major resource for resources! This national charitable organization supports charities and non-profits in strengthening the communities they serve. Check out its research and facts on the Canadian non-profit sector, or its board governance tools, some of which we have highlighted individually below.
We also regularly upload free resources from BoardSource. It’s an American organization but many of the topics it addresses are universal in terms of being helpful for non-profits.
If you know of a resource that we should add to this page, please email our executive director and we’d be happy to add them.
Finding and recruiting the right board members – National Council of Non-Profits
What makes a good board member? – Board Source
Best board meeting ever – Board Source
Board chair and CEO executive partnership – infographic from Board Source
Imagine Canada information on Legal-Responsibilities-of-Boards-2016, sample Board-Member-Job-Description, sample Board-Chair-President-Sample-Job-Description, list of Duties and Liabilities of Directors and Officers of Non-Profits in Canada and Ten-Tips-For-Improving-Your-Board-Meetings-1
Governance Q&A on succession planning – Charity Village
Article on leadership succession planning from the magazine Corporate Board Member
Succession planning for non-profits: Managing Leadership Transition – National Council Of Non-Profits
Charity Village Knowledge Centre – Charity Village is the top Canadian source for Canada non-profit news, non-profit jobs, non-profit funding, non- profit training and more.
Conversations with Tainted Donors: Lessons from the Sackler disaster – BoardSource
Get to know Community Foundations, a network of 191 community-based foundations across Canada: