governance Archives - LawNow Magazine

The Ins and Outs of Board Elections

One of the more murky areas of charity and not-for-profit law is the issue of the proper conduct of board elections. Many of the older pieces of legislation that deal with constituting and operating non-share capital corporations – the typical structure adopted by charities and not-for-profit groups – provide little guidance on the process for […]


Peter Broder
Peter Broder is Policy Analyst and General Counsel at The Muttart Foundation in Edmonton, Alberta. The views expressed do not necessarily reflect those of the Foundation.

Good Governance and Good Governors: A Model

Thousands of Albertans serve as governors of nonprofit organizations. About 19,000 nonprofit organizations provide a multitude of services throughout the province. Coming forward to serve as a director on a board of a nonprofit is a significant and challenging volunteer opportunity that can have a number of benefits for the volunteer, for the nonprofit, and […]


Keith Seel
Keith Seel, MA is Director of the Institute for Nonprofit Studies at Mount Royal College in Calgary, Alberta.

School’s In: Youth and Student Unions: A Governance Model

Download this lesson plan as a PDF worksheet. Getting Started To teachers This lesson involves student understanding of governance in non-profit organizations and involves students in adopting or creating a governance model for student unions. To students Do you ever wonder about the responsibilities of being on student council? Do you ever wonder if those […]


Lorine Sweeney
Lorine Sweeney, EdD is an educational speaker and writer with a background in curriculum and instruction.

A Publication of CPLEA