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The Not-for-Profit Program, jointly developed by the ICD and the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management, is an intensive program focused on key accountabilities and responsibilities for NFP leaders through extensive use of team-based learning.

Offered nationally, the NFP Program is taught by top faculty from Canada’s leading business schools and some of Canada’s most accomplished and highly respected directors-in-residence.

Current Offerings

    City  Course Code Instructor Led Session Application Deadline
    Online NFP 60 October 28 - 29, 2022 (8:00 a.m. - 4:30p.m.) October 7, 2022
    Online NFP 61 Nov 19-20, 2022 (10 a.m. to 6:30 pm ET) Oct 28, 2022


Applicants should have either board experience, senior management experience, or professional experience. Preference will be given to applicants who have demonstrated experience with, or a desire to become involved in, the corporate governance of not-for-profit organizations.

Space is limited and there is no guarantee of admission into the program. The NFP Program learning environment balances diversity, experience and the ability of participants to contribute positively within the group.

ICD-RBC Foundation Scholarship

  • If you are a board director or Executive Director of a registered charity whose purpose is to improve outcomes for the community the organization serves, then the ICD invites you to apply to the ICD-RBC Foundation Scholarship.

    This needs-based financial assistance, will provide the opportunity to attend the ICD-Rotman NFP  Program. As Canada’s leading program for foundational board governance education, participation in the program will provide high-level training, expanded leadership capabilities and insights from other community minded leaders.

    Scholarships for the 2022/2023 academic year are now available. Please visit Apply Online for current offerings.

    Applications are considered on the basis of merit, need and factor in how governance education will benefit the registered charity. Preference is given to equity-seeking organizations that serve the underrepresented.


Participants will focus on key accountabilities and responsibilities for NFP leaders through extensive use of team-based learning to ensure participants learn from both faculty and their peers. This innovative program provides practical learning that can be immediately applied.


  • Attend this program and gain the following benefits:

    • Understand your fiduciary duty
    • Learn best practices in governance
    • Build group decision-making skills
    • Apply change management principles to elevate board effectiveness
    • Leverage board contacts built through the program


The current program format consists of two synchronous, full-day sessions delivered online on consecutive days.


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