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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the application process?

  • Enter your contact information in the relevant fields.
  • Select the Series you feel is most appropriate to your level of board experience (Level I or Level II), in the location of your choice (Toronto or Vancouver).
  • Complete the remainder of the application. Click "Submit Application"; when you are finished.
  • We will review your application, and contact you if we have any questions.
  • Once your application has been reviewed, we will contact you via email to confirm your registration, and send you a link to process your payment.
  • Payment must be received within 3 business days.

Program Pricing

Level Non-Members Corporate and Founding Members Not-for-Profit and/or Public Sector Employee/Director
Level I $1,745.00 plus applicable taxes $1,245.00 plus applicable taxes $1,745.00 plus applicable taxes
Level II $7,995.00 plus applicable taxes $5,995.00 plus applicable taxes $4,695.00 plus applicable taxes

There is a $95 application fee for Level I and a $250 application fee for Level II. To see if you are eligible for Founding and Corporate Member Pricing, click here

Cancellation Policy

Refunds will be given for cancellations received in writing to no later than 20 days before the start date of the Series subject to an administrative fee of $150 (plus applicable taxes). No refunds will be provided for cancellations received less than 10 days before the start date of the course. Non-attendance will incur the full course fee. Should the CBDC need to cancel or postpone a Series, applicants will be issued a full refund.

Who can I speak to for more information?

Please contact Alexis Dawson, Manager, Programs, Canadian Board Diversity Council – 416-361-1475 x 226

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"Diversity in Canada’s boardrooms is critical to enhancing corporate innovation and fostering a resilient economy. CBDC’s “Get on Board” Program makes an outstanding contribution to developing a pipeline of board ready candidates. The Intermediate program was an excellent opportunity to connect with a diverse cohort of directors committed to strengthening their governance skills and knowledge."

Christie Stephenson
Manager, ESG Evaluations & Research

“It gave me the resources and guidance to create my board resume and the knowledge to say confidently that this is something I want to do. I now better understand the risk, duties and priorities of board membership in small/medium sized private corporations and FP500 companies”

Marlene Nyilassy
Senior Vice-President, People and Engagement, Nelson Education