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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 Brittany Haavaldsrud, Manager, Programs, Women’s Executive Network & Canadian Board Diversity Council – 416-361-1475 x 244

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“The Get on Board Governance Education Program provided me with a large scope of knowledge about not-for-profit boards. In just three half-day sessions, we received a broad introduction to a variety of boards, one’s role on a board, challenges, recruitment tips, liability and governance issues. In addition, the caliber of the directors who shared their experiences with participants on the Director’s Panel was great! They gave us insightful input from a practical and personal perspective, well-suited to the experiences of all participants. Lastly, the program provided great networking opportunities to interact with peers and directors. I felt that I came way being a part of great alumni.”

Corinne Campney
Director, Community Affairs, TELUS Corporation

"The "Get on Board" Education Advanced Program I participated in was excellent. In a very short period of time, a variety of experts were able to provide a wealth of information that was both timely and relevant. The structure of the program was very interactive and allowed participants to network with each other and with the presenters, directors and executive search firms. I would definitely recommend this program for individuals who are seriously considering board service.”

Marie Campagna
Vice President of Finance Accucaps Industries Ltd.