Board Candidates
Contribute To Your Community Expand Skills Network & Lend Your Expertise

We welcome your participation in the BoardMatch Fundamentals program, and wish you success in becoming a board member in the charity or not for profit organization of your choice.

If you have previously started or completed the online registration process, please log in by using the link at the top of this page.

If you are visiting our website for the first time, and after reviewing the information below, wish to begin the online registration process click on the "Sign Up" link at the top of this page. A completed registration and participation in the board orientation learning module (either online or in person) will permit you to search and apply to open board positions online, receive board posting alerts AND with your permission, allow participating organizations to review your background and invite you to interview with them. Prior to completing your registration in full, you may search positions but may not apply.

CAUTION: BoardMatch Fundamentals does not pre-screen, nor verify background information provided by prospective board candidates and participating agencies. Parties are encouraged and expected to engage in their own due diligence as the matching process progresses.

Benefits for Board Candidates:

  • Strengthen your leadership and governance skills
  • Expand your social and professional networks 

  • Share your expertise

  • Develop new skills, broaden and deepen existing skills

  • Support and strengthen your community

Qualifications - Participating organizations are looking for individuals with the following characteristics:

  • Interest and enthusiasm

  • Youth to retirement age

  • Diversity in ethnicity and life experience

  • Post-secondary degree (preferred)

  • 2-3 years of work experience (preferred)

  • Accounting, engineering, finance, human resources, law, information technology, marketing, public relations, operations, sales, services etc.

  • Live or work in Calgary, Fredericton, Greater Toronto Area, Greater Vancouver or Thunder Bay


To help prepare you for your role as a board member we have designed a learning module in both an online and offline format (classroom session). Completion of the Board Orientation module is required prior to active participation in the BoardMatch Fundamentals program 

Orientation topics cover :

  • The Not-for-Profit sector - the size and significance of the sector in Canada

  • Volunteering – why volunteer and current statistics

  • Board governance - a primer

  • Roles, responsibilities, duties and liabilities of board members

  • Due Diligence- proper questions to ask in the interview and beyond

  • Resources and links to a variety of related information

To check for available dates and availability of the classroom orientation sessions - click here

To begin the online Board Orientation learning module (registration required) - click here.  This web based module allows you to learn at your own pace, exit and return to the page where you left off.

If you have previously completed the registration process, please log in by using the link at the top of this page.