WHO WE ARE

Building Breakthrough Boards (B3) Canada is a purpose-driven social enterprise dedicated to increasing diversity and inclusion in non-profit boards to create inspired leadership.

We are matchmakers between businesses and nonprofits. Our matchmaking platform places and trains employees and professionals to serve on nonprofit boards through Employer-Supported Volunteering (ESV).

Our innovative leadership & development program sharpens employees’ leadership skills and enhances employee engagement through community building. A clear triple win for business, employees and the nonprofits they serve.

B3 Canada Mission

Our Mission

To Build Breakthrough Boards by promoting board diversity through business-nonprofit partnerships so that employees can use their leadership skills in nonprofit boards to positively change the world.

B3 Canada Team

Our Team

We are a team of social entrepreneurs passionate about making a positive difference in the world. We have more than five decades of collective professional expertise, experience and networks in all three sectors of society - business, government and nonprofit. This wealth of expertise and experience underlies our belief that cross-sector collaboration in social innovation is crucial to creating the world we want.

Volunteer Employees

Our Logo

Our logo is comprised of a stack of three Bs with hearts at the centre of the Bs. The three Bs stand for our organizational mission “Building Breakthrough Boards”. The term “breakthrough” is synonymous with innovation. We believe that board diversity through strategic business-nonprofit partnerships provides an innovative breakthrough in strengthening the Canadian nonprofit sector. The three hearts represent the generosity, altruism and humanity of businesses, professionals and nonprofits whom B3 Canada brings together to create the world we want.

The Leadership Team

Josephine Yam

 

Josephine Victoria Yam, J.D., LLM.
CEO & Co-Founder

Josephine is a highly accomplished lawyer with significant years of professional legal, policy, leadership and entrepreneurial experiences in the private, public and nonprofit sectors in Canada and internationally. She has been admitted to practice law in New York (USA), Alberta (Canada), Ontario (Canada) and the Philippines. She has also been interviewed on international television such as CNN and CNBC and featured in the international news magazine Newsweek.

Josephine recently graduated from Stanford University's Executive Program for Non-Profit Leaders. She also completed her Master of Laws (LLM) degree at the University of Calgary, Faculty of Law. Complementing her advanced education at Harvard Law School and the University of Toronto, Josephine served as one of the 40 Energy Futures Lab Fellows of The Natural Step Canada. She is currently a member of the International Women’s Forum (IWF) and the Canadian Bar Association.

Media

Josephine's interview - Executive Director, Environmental Law Centre of Alberta

Josephine's interview - Energy Futures Lab Fellow, The Natural Step Canada

Angelo Narciso

 

Angelo Narciso
COO & Co-Founder

With a university degree in Industrial Engineering, Angelo began his career in information technology and systems design with a Fortune 500 multinational company as he worked on multimillion dollar projects in the company's offices in the U.S. and Asia. He then founded and led a very successful IT company that provided electronic document storage and retrieval services to large organizations in the banking, insurance and post-secondary education sectors. After successfully selling his IT company, he founded and currently leads StartCanada, a web design/development and social media marketing company that caters to professionals, small businesses and nonprofit organizations in Canada, the US and Asia.

Driven by his passion for the environment and sustainability, Angelo completed the 2-year Environmental Management Program from the University of Calgary, Haskayne School of Business. He also completed the Greenhouse Gas Inventory, Accounting and Reporting Certification Program at the the University of Toronto, School of the Environment.

We Are Matchmakers for Businesses & Nonprofits

We Are Matchmakers
For Businesses & Nonprofits

We Are Matchmakers
For Businesses & Nonprofits

Meet Our Partners

  • As we celebrate the 150th birthday of Canada with the 150Alliance, we are proud to contribute to a national narrative that weaves inspiring stories of how businesses and nonprofits are working side by side through our B3 Board Matching & Training Programs.

  • 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.

  • For 20 years, CharityVillage has been the HR partner for recruitment in the Canadian nonprofit sector. Through their eLearning courses, volunteer and event listings, webinars, newsletters, articles, tools and resources, they help nonprofit staff and volunteers do their best work every day.

  • 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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