This course provides an overview of the key legislation, common law and administrative policies that apply to Canadian not-for-profit organizations (NFPOs), including registered charities and societies. You will examine and apply the principles and practices relevant to incorporation of British Columbia societies and federal NFPOs, charitable registration, organizational maintenance, and good governance. This course will help you understand crucial governance processes and structures that form the foundations of effective organizations.
Students must submit e-mail address when registering. To be successful in our online courses, plan to spend 7-10 hours per course each week on your studies, starting Week 1. Our courses are paced and highly interactive with participation requirements weekly. Frequent contributions to asynchronous (not real time) online discussions is required to achieve a passing final grade. ***Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information. ***
Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start
date. Check your myBCIT email account to
access this information.
Upon successful completion of this course, the student willbe able to:
Define the principles of good governance and legal and regulatory compliance of charities.
Explain the importance of accountability to donors, volunteers, regulators.
Identify building blocks for good governance from fields of law and business (social enterprise).
Identify the different legal forms of organizations which are included in the 'third sector' (not-for-profit) in terms of reporting obligations, tax status, and managerial decision-making.
Define the elements of a comprehensive good governance system.
Identify trends and implications in the best practices of good governance with respect to: legislation and regulations; investors; judicial decisions; and information technology.
Identify ten helpful sources for current information with respect to good governance practices.
Effective as of Fall 2016
NPMA 1850 is offered as a part of the following programs:
Duties & Responsibilities Of Directors Of Not For Profit Org
Interested in being notified about future offerings of NPMA 1850 - Law and Governance?
If so, fill out the information below and we'll notify you by email when courses for each new term are displayed here.