Military Family Resource

Military Family Services (MFS), a division of Canadian Forces Morale and Welfare Services (CFMWS), has contracted LearnSphere to provide the 30 non-profit Military Family Resource Centres (MFRCs) with training on the foundation of good governance principles and practices applicable to the non-profit environment.

This virtual, live, and recorded training is tailored to the MFRC context and available in both official languages.

Register to learn more about the foundation and principles of good governance

Governance 101: The Basics

Governance is an ever-evolving concept referring to the manner in which a body leads and oversees the operations of an organization. This online workshop will examine the different facets of governance and equip board members with the tools for effective participation.

Participants will learn:

  • Definitions of governance, including its impact and characteristics;
  • The fundamental pillars of governance, including relevant legal instruments, elements of stewardship and practices for sustainability;
  • The duties and responsibilities of directors, including strategic and financial oversight;
  • Best practices for good governance; and
  • Effective board participation

Audience: New board members


English - Wednesday, February 16th - 5:30pm EST

English - Thursday, February 17th - 4:30pm EST

French - Thursday, February 24th - 5:00pm EST

English - Saturday, February 26th - 12:00pm EST

English - Saturday, March 12th - 1:00pm EST

Governance 101: Advanced

For experienced board members, this online workshop will offer a more in-depth explanation of critical roles at the Board level, including the Chair and Executive Director, and best practices for Board development and communication.

Participants will learn:

  • The role and responsibilities of the Board Chair and the Executive Director;
  • Different elements of Board development and evaluation;
  • Effective participation and conflict management; and
  • Board ethics and confidentiality

Audience:Experienced board members


English - Wednesday, February 23 - 5:30pm EST

English - Thursday, March 10 - 4:30pm EST

French - Thursday, March 10 - 5:00pm EST

English - Saturday, March 19 - 12:00pm EST

For more information, please contact:

Carolyne Mongrain (she/her

Mobile: (506) 260-0209

Project Coordinator

LearnSphere Canada Inc.