Sidebar Menu


Online governance training

Acquire new skills and gain knowledge on effective leadership for modern governance through our online, self-paced, accessible training by leading subject matter specialists. onBoard Canada provides fully accessible and self-paced online governance training at an affordable price, to everyone, everywhere. Champions from all sectors, who see diversity in leadership and social inclusion as critical to the strength of our country, continue to make the program’s success possible.

How do we ensure you gain the knowledge and skills to be successful?

Our courses are developed with leading subject matter specialists and in consultation with experienced board leaders. Case studies are drawn from contemporary organizational boardrooms.

Online governance courses

a diverse group around a table

Board Governance Fundamentals

This course series provides directors with the knowledge and skills needed to contribute to a board. It covers foundational areas of board governance including Board Essentials, Legal Roles and Responsibilities, Finance Fundamentals, Commitment to Diversity, Strategic Planning, Risk Management, and Resource Development.

a diverse group of women having a meeting in a bright office

Effective Governance through the Stages

This course series focuses on the specific needs of boards through different stages of organizational development. This course addresses six key themes in board governance: Board Recruitment, Diverse Perspectives, Chair-CEO Relations, Board Engagement, Overseeing Financial Risk, and Reputational Risk.

a diverse group of women having an animated discussion

Inclusive Leadership in Governance

Developed in collaboration with the Alliance for Healthy Communities, this course focuses on strengthening the capacity of community-centred primary health care organization boards in equity, diversity, and inclusion. Each online module includes practical tools and resources including a common evidence-based Inclusive Leadership in Governance Framework.

a diverse group with two men in focus

Unconscious Bias and the Board

This course demonstrates the impacts of unconscious bias, provides strategies to recognize bias in individuals and leadership group settings, and provides best practices to create and sustain an inclusive board and organizational culture.

a diverse group of women having a conversation

Embedding Diversity & Inclusion into an Organization

This course is designed for public and not-for-profit organizations seeking to incorporate diversity and inclusion into their governing boards. This course is included in the board matching package for boards and provided to all learners who purchase any of the onBoard Canada courses.