Good Governance: A Guide for Directors of Canadian Foundations
revised 2014


This revised version of the popular PFC Governance guide has been redesigned as a user-friendly workbook for current and new directors of Canadian charitable foundations. The updated version features checklists and a new Resource Map to help you find the resources that are most useful to your needs. This guide is an indispensable and practical tool for all board members of charitable foundations.

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Resources from the National Center for Family Philanthropy (US):


Family Foundation Boards FAQ, Exponent Philanthropy.

Ten Essential Responsibilities of Foundation Board Chairs, 2008. Board Source and the Council of Michigan Foundations. A list of 10 essential responsibilities for board chairs, practical tips for carrying them out, and recommended reading.

Beyond Compliance: The Trustee Viewpoint on Effective Foundation Governance, 2005. Center for Effective Philanthropy.