The Canadian Bar Association (CBA) and Building Breakthrough Boards (B3) Canada invite you to an accredited Continuing Professional Development (CPD) webinar entitled:

Lawyers On Board: What You Need To Know Before Serving on a Non-Profit Board


Many lawyers want to serve on nonprofit boards to develop their leadership skills, to give back to the community in which they live and work, and to use as a springboard to sit on for-profit boards. This webinar will provide the fundamentals of serving on a nonprofit board. It will start with an overview of the Canadian nonprofit sector. It will discuss the concept of nonprofit governance, including the 3 mental maps of governance and the 3 models of board decision-making. It will provide an overview of the Canadian legal environment in which nonprofits operate. It will cover the 10 responsibilities of a board and the 2 principal duties of board directors. It will also cover the 7 responsibilities of board directors as well as the risks and liabilities that they may face. The webinar concludes with some practical tips on how lawyers can find the right nonprofit board on which to serve.


Josephine Yam

Josephine V. Yam, J.D., LLM.
CEO & Co-Founder, B3 Canada

Angela Weaver

Angela Weaver, BCom., LLB.
In-house counsel at major energy company

Patricia McLeod

Patricia McLeod, Q.C., ICD.D
Associate General Counsel at Western Financial Group

Save The Date!

Wednesday, 26 April 2017
12:00pm (Eastern) / 9:00 (Pacific)

Free to all CBA / CCCA Members.


  • 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.


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