Created by the United Way of Canada, Board Development provides step-by-step information for establishing and/or restructuring non-profit boards of directors with an emphasis on good governance. It also lists provincial, national, and U.S. resources for a
Canadian Coalition for Good Governance
Targeted at for-profit companies, the Canadian Coalition for Good Governance offers guidelines, best practices, and numerous links.
Canadian Fundraiser and Philanthropy
The Canadian Fundraiser and Philanthropy produces an online newsletter for managers working in the non-profit sector. It offers searchable back issues and also runs workshops across Canada.
Canadian Society of Association Executives
The Canadian Society of Association Executives (CSAE) comprises members from trade, professional, occupational, philanthropic, and single or common interest organizations. The CSAE offers online discussions and resources, best practices and PD.
Charity Channel provides a worldwide forum for non-profit colleagues to share knowledge, ask questions, and benefit from one another via e-mail-based discussions. The site also offers articles and teleclasses.
The Charity Village Web site provides information, news, jobs, services, and resources for the Canadian non-profit community. Training courses related to fundraising, grant writing, management, and leadership are offered online.
Conference Board of Canada
The Conference Board of Canada’s Web site offers an extensive section on Governance and Corporate Social Responsibility. The Conference Board of Canada provides research and analysis on emerging trends, networking opportunities, workshops and seminars, ad
Free Management Library
The Free Management Library offers a toolkit for establishing and running a board. Information specific to non-profits is indicated and there are many links to free training sites and online peer groups.
Imagine Canada's Nonprofit Library Commons
Imagine Canada offers the Nonprofit Library Commons, an online portal for non-profit organizations providing educational resources, discussion boards, best practices, and access to professional librarians.
Institute of Corporate Directors
The Institute of Corporate Directors represents Canadian directors and enhances their directorships by providing updates on governance trends, benchmarking tools, continuing education, and formal certification programs. Nine chapters provide services and
Institute on Governance
The Institute on Governance (IOG) is a non-profit organization dedicated to fostering the development of effective governance in Canada and abroad. The IOG provides many resources, including research and analysis, advisory services, professional developme
Mentoring Canada Resource Centre
The Mentoring Canada Resource Centre Web site offers two free online courses: Fundamentals of Effective Board Involvement, which trains board members on effective board practices, and The Building Blocks of Quality Mentoring Programs, which explains how t
Nonprofit Good Practice Guide
Developed by the Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership, the Nonprofit Good Practice Guide provides a wealth of knowledge on not-for-profit organizations. Preferred practices and common pitfalls are offered, and topics cover a
Primer for Directors of Not-for-Profit Corporations
Prepared by Industry Canada, the Primer for Directors of Not-for-Profit Corporations provides directors with information about rights and obligations, liability, risk, committees, and taxation. It also serves as an outline of the director’s role for non-p
Volunteer Canada provides information about advocacy, liability, and risk management for volunteer board members. It also offers a large number of publications and online resources related to governance and many other subjects.