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BoardMatch Leaders Program

Boardmatch™ Leaders is an initiative of Altruvest Charitable Services, a registered Canadian charity, in partnership with top corporations. For more than 20 years, the BoardMatch™ Leaders program has expanded the talent pool and enhanced governance skills of charitable sector boards and senior leaders. We’re fostering more impactful charities and stronger communities. Founding partners include Scotiabank and Ontario Trillium Foundation.

We partner with corporations by training emerging talent and leaders on their roles and responsibilities as board members. We then match them with a charity in need of their skills and interests. To date, we have placed over 800 talented BoardMatch™ Leaders on charity boards in Canada.

Program Overview

1. One full-day, in-person session. One half-day session, six months later. Facilitated by experts from the charitable sector.

2. Customized board placement on charity of your selection.

3. Personalized mentoring from experienced board members for one year.

Topics Include:

  • Orientation to the Charitable Sector
  • Role of the Board including Fiduciary Obligations
  • Nonprofit Governance Models
  • Generative and Strategic Governance Functions
  • Fundraising Oversight Fundamentals

Interactive Presentations

Small Group Exercises

Case Studies

Corporate Benefits

Experiential leadership development for strategic talent, senior management and executives

Unique employee engagement and retention opportunity through volunteer service on a charity board

Reward and recognize talent in a personally meaningful way

Heightened public profile with connection to environmental, social, and governance (ESG) impact

Connections with fellow corporate program attendees and through board participation

BoardMatch™ Leadership Benefits

Build leadership skills - communication, decision-making, financial planning, strategy development

Develop governance skills by contributing to a meaningful cause

Gain understanding of different perspectives and various problem-solving approaches

Learn how to collaboratively execute vision, mission and strategy

Grow professional and personal networks

Help Us Empower Charities to Enrich Communities Today!

Join BoardMatch Leaders

Per Leader


5+ Leaders


10+ Leaders


The next sessions will take place in Spring 2024 in Toronto and Vancouver. For further details on the program, upcoming session dates and enrollment, please contact

And hurry – classes fill up quickly for this unique opportunity!

Get Involved

Discover how charities, candidates, and corporate partners can join forces in partnership with us to support and strengthen our communities through our BoardMatch™ Leaders Program.

Welcome! Let's create impact together.

With your help, We have been strengthening charitable boards For more than 25 years.

Welcome! Let's create impact together.

With your help, We have been strengthening charitable boards

For more than 25 years.