Building Breakthrough Boards (B3) Canada is a purpose-driven social enterprise dedicated to increasing diversity and inclusion in businesses through nonprofit board service.
We are matchmakers between businesses and nonprofits. We match and train employees to serve on nonprofit boards.
We promote diversity & inclusion in businesses through nonprofit board service. Our innovative, high-impact Board Matching Program sharpens employees’ leadership skills and provides them with diverse experiences and ways of thinking crucial for innovation. A clear triple win for businesses, their employees and the nonprofits they serve.
With this hands-on leadership opportunity, your employees develop their talents and diversify their experiences to become dynamic leaders for a changing world.
Together businesses, their employees and nonprofits Build Breakthrough Boards for diverse and inclusive workplaces.
Businesses, professionals and nonprofits are all forces for good. Together they create inspired leadership.
Together they Build Breakthrough Boards for diverse and inclusive workplaces.
… believe employer-supported volunteering (ESV) is an effective way for employees to gain leadership skills
… who volunteer for boards have a deeper appreciation of the perspectives of people from backgrounds different from their own
… boards experience great difficulty in recruiting highly-qualified volunteer directors to their boards
Diversity and inclusion strengthen Canada. As a country built by immigrants, Canada continues to welcome immigrants from all over the world with open arms. Through diversity and inclusion, we create a sense of genuine belonging and connectedness. Through diversity and inclusion, we build stronger communities and more successful businesses. We build a better Canada.
Shell Canada believes that in a country as large and diverse as Canada, we are stronger, happier and more productive as a community when we respect, value and support one another.
B3 Canada is thrilled that Josephine Yam, our CEO & Co-Founder, was selected as one of the RBC Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Award winners!
This prestigious award is a people’s choice award that celebrates "inspirational immigrants who have contributed to Canada and are helping to make our country a better place to live in”.
"I am so honoured and humbled to receive this award", said Josephine. "It's an amazing validation in support of B3's mission of building a diverse and inclusive Canada".
Serving on a nonprofit board involves a serious commitment of time and talent. To be successful as a board director, you need to know the principles of nonprofit governance, the role of the board, the responsibilities of board directors and how an effective board operates.
Join us for this one-hour session (including 15 minutes for Q&A), as lawyer Josephine Victoria Yam walks us through the fundamentals on how to succeed as a nonprofit board director.
Alberta's Promise operates within the Government of Alberta’s Department of Human Services. With over 1,800 business, nonprofit and community partners, they help businesses connect with non-profits across Alberta to make meaningful contributions that benefit children and youth ages 0 to 24.
CanadaHelps is a nonprofit serving Canadian charities and donors. They increase charitable giving across Canada by making it easier to donate and fundraise online. Because CanadHelps is a charity, their fees are a fraction of for-profit alternatives, making donation dollars go further.
The Edmonton Chamber of Voluntary Organizations is a member-based nonprofit organization founded in 2002 in Edmonton, AB. They serve the nonprofit and charitable organizations in the Alberta Capital Region.
The Ontario Nonprofit Network (ONN) is the provincial network for the approximately 55,000 nonprofit organizations across Ontario. As a 7,000-strong provincial network, with a volunteer base of 300 sector leaders, ONN brings the diverse voices of the sector to government, funders and business to create and influence systemic change.
For over 62 years, Propellus has been supporting volunteers and volunteerism within the communities of Calgary. It strongly believes that volunteering is essential to creating and sustaining healthy, supportive and connected communities.
The Sustainability Network is a national organization that works with environmental nonprofits to make them more effective and efficient. Their mission is to enrich environmental leaders and nonprofit organizations so that they can help us all achieve sustainability.
Founded in 1943, Vantage Point delivers learning opportunities focused on governance, leadership, planning and people engagement for new and seasoned sector leaders, board directors and managers, aimed at advancing not-for-profit leadership.
Women Get On Board is a leading member-based company that connects, promotes and empowers women to corporate boards. They do this through an engaged community of women and men in Canada committed to advancing gender diversity in the boardroom.