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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

Learn more about Indigenous Education and Cultural Services

Legislation and Governance

Course details

Credential
Credit towards a certificate

Delivery method
Online

Course dates, fees and registration

Winter 2024

Part 1: January 22, 2024

$450 CAD + HST

Open

Registration open until January 22, 2024

Register now

Coming soon

Registration opens on March 15, 2023

Closed

Registration closed

Overview

Expand your understanding of the legal environment and obligations of not-for-profit organizations and charities with the Legislation and Governance course. This course is an excellent starting point for understanding not-for-profit corporations and registered Canadian charities and their rights and obligations as legal entities. This course will help you understand the roles of the different types of individuals (paid and volunteer) involved with such organizations, and the different styles of governing not-for-profit corporations and registered Canadian charities.

This course applies to the Not-for-Profit Leadership Certificate Program.

Note: Legislation & Governance and Managing Finance & Report Requirements are two seperate topics under one course. You only need to register for one if taking the individual course.


Who should attend?

You may use the knowledge and skills developed through this course to enhance your understanding of the legal status and interactions of not-for-profit organizations and charities, such as:

  • Executive directors, CEOs, and managers of not-for-profit organizations and charities;
  • Leaders within the not-for-profit sector;
  • Board members and volunteers; and
  • Human resource and marketing professionals.

What you'll learn

  • Identify and understand of the unique legal characteristics of not-for-profits and charities;
  • Identify and understand the legal obligations of not-for-profits and charities; and
  • Identify and understand the roles and responsibilities of members, directors, officers, and employees of not-for-profits and charities.

Course information

Winter 2024

Legislation and Governance Part 1: Monday, January 22, 2024 9 a.m. to noon

Winter 2024

Registration fee Registration status

$450 CAD + HST

Open

Registration open until January 22, 2024

Coming soon

Registration opens on March 15, 2023

Closed

Registration closed


Discounts

The Alumni/Staff Discount applies to registration in this program/course.

If you are alumni or staff, contact continuouslearning@ontariotechu.ca with your Student/Banner ID before registering for details about how to apply this discount.

Registration

You can register for this course through the secure online registration form. All course fees must be paid at the time of registration.

Online meeting times

This program has online meeting times. This means you must attend the virtual class at the specified date and time (see the Schedule tab).

Google Meet, Zoom or Kaltura Virtual Classroom (through Catalog) will be used for online delivery of this program to support interaction and engagement.

This course may include, but is not limited to:

  • Content presentations and/or videos;
  • Hands-on exercises;
  • Case discussions and simulations;
  • Group and individual work (assignments/quizzes);
  • Concept and topic discussions; and
  • Topic reflections.

This is an open enrolment course.

Those completing Ontario Tech University Continuous Learning open enrolment offerings (e.g. certificate programs, courses, workshops, microcertifications, etc.) are subject to the policies of Ontario Tech University and Continuous Learning. Ontario Tech policies can be found in the Policy library. Continuous Learning policies can be found in the Regulations section of the Continuous Learning website. Specifically, those completing open enrolment offerings are expected to adhere to the General and Open enrolment regulations.


Requirements

While open to all, this course is specifically tailored to provide maximum benefits to both working professionals and individuals in career transition. 

To successfully complete the course, you must:

  • Register and make full payment for the course;
  • Attend all course meeting times; 
  • Actively participate in all components of the course; and
  • Successfully complete any assigned work by due date

Technology requirements

Video conferencing

Online learning requirements:

  • Computer or device with internet access
  • Stable internet or data connection
  • Microphone
  • Webcam*
  • Audio device (examples: speakers, headphones/earbuds, headset)

*Webcam is preferred but not required.

Material requirements

There are no additional materials required for this program. 


Funding Options

You may be eligible for funding under the Canada-Ontario Job Grant, you can find more information on our website.

Contact our Continuous Learning funding experts to determine your or your organization’s eligibility for the Canada-Ontario Job Grant.  We can customize programs specifically for your organizational needs. Contact us for more information.

Course details

Credential
Credit towards a certificate

Delivery method
Online

Course dates, fees and registration

Winter 2024

Part 1: January 22, 2024

$450 CAD + HST

Open

Registration open until January 22, 2024

Register now

Coming soon

Registration opens on March 15, 2023

Closed

Registration closed

Contact information

continuouslearning@ontariotechu.ca  

905.721.3111 

Ontario Tech University, North Oshawa location
2000 Simcoe Street North
Oshawa L1G 0C5 


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