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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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“I was amazed at the experience and credentials of my fellow participants. As this was an Introductory course, I wasn't sure what to expect, but the sophistication and the knowledge of the participants soon became evident. I learned a lot just by listening to their stories and experiences. This course helped me get past my pre-conceived notions that Board positions are primarily based on "who you know," not "what you know" --although I'm sure that's still a factor on many Boards! Courses like the Get on Board Program which emphasize Board education are a great step towards getting Boards comprised of qualified diverse individuals outside the old boys club.”

Karen Fellowes
Associate Lawyer, Davis LLP

"I highly recommend the Advanced Get on Board course. The instructors were great, and the small group format provided the opportunity to learn from fellow participants, as well as engage with the very knowledgeable and experienced faculty. I particularly enjoyed the hands-on practical sessions such as "how to write a board resume"- tremendously helpful!"

Julie Jai
Director-General, Department of Justice Canada