Affiliate Partners

Affiliate Partners are not-for-profit organizations and select private companies that support the advancement of women to corporate boards.

Building Breakthrough Boards (B3) Canada is a purpose-driven social enterprise dedicated to increasing diversity and inclusion in non-profit boards to create inspired leadership. We are matchmakers between businesses and nonprofits. Our matchmaking platform places and trains employees and professionals to serve on nonprofit boards through Employer-Supported Volunteering (ESV). Our innovative leadership & development program sharpens employees’ leadership skills and enhances employee engagement through community building. A clear triple win for business, employees and the nonprofits they serve.


BoardMatch connects the right people to the right charitable boards. We are committed to strengthening Canadian communities by fostering performance improvement in the charitable sector. BoardMatch expands the talent pool and enhances the governance skills of charitable sector boards by introducing and training new volunteers from the corporate sector to charitable board service; provide senior and emerging charitable leaders with board governance and leadership training; and sact as a public advocate for good governance. BoardMatch is a program of Altruvest Charitable Services.

Business Sherpa Group

The Business Sherpa Group is a management consulting firm offering flexible and affordable solutions for resourcing small or mid-size business teams, virtually or in-house. 70+ BSG consultants range from senior executives to tactical experts and provide the coverage needed across key business functions: human resources, finance, strategy, governance and marketing.

Canada Cares

Canada Cares is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness and providing support for family and professional caregivers. Since its founding in November 2012, Canada Cares has been cultivating connections with family caregivers from coast to coast, and building a national network of organizations, professionals and individuals concerned with and providing services for caregivers.

Canada Cares and its partners focus on recognition, participation and education, providing caregivers with a sense of connection to fellow caregivers and access to information on caregiving issues.

Canada’s National Ballet School (NBS) is one of the world’s foremost training institutions for dancers and teachers, providing elite dance training, academic instruction and residential care on the same campus. Talent is the sole criterion for acceptance into NBS’ Professional Ballet Program. NBS alumni can be found as dancers, teachers, choreographers, and artistic directors in over 80 dance companies and schools around the globe. NBS offers a professional Teacher Training Program and community classes for children and adults. A robust community initiative, Sharing Dance, sees NBS providing online curriculum resources for school teachers, and supporting all ages and abilities in dancing for a healthy body and mind.

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At the Canadian Abilities Foundation (CAF), we envision an inclusive, universally accessible society, where all people belong and are valued. CAF is a registered Canadian charity. Founded in 1986, CAF has since been a national leader and partner with other organizations and governments on various projects related to disability and communications. CAF is a model social enterprise, and serves as a living example to organizations and coalitions directing their energies towards self-sufficiency and pursuit of the public good.


The Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) manages the .CA top-level domain on behalf of all Canadians. Beyond managing the .CA, CIRA delivers a wide range of products and services that support Canada’s Internet technology needs and works to help Canadian companies and organizations understand how to best seize the opportunities presented by digital technologies.

A Member-based organization, CIRA also develops and implements policies that support Canada’s Internet community, and represents the .CA registry internationally. Through investment in local Internet infrastructure and support for Canadian non-profit partners to deliver innovative Internet-related programs, CIRA is a key player in helping to build a better online Canada.

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The new Canadian designation, Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA), is now used by Canada’s accounting profession across the country. The profession’s national body, Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada), is one of the largest in the world with more than 190,000 members, both at home and abroad. CPAs are valued for their financial and tax expertise, strategic thinking, business insight, management skills and leadership.


The Directors College is the original—and only—university-accredited corporate director education program in Canada. Our programs go beyond theory to prepare you for the real world. We arm you with the knowledge and insight you need to be an effective board member, and provide you with the credibility that will inspire confidence and leadership. They say strong leadership can’t be taught. At The Directors College, we beg to differ.

Governance Professionals of Canada (GPC) is recognized as the most important organization for corporate governance professionals in Canada. As the principal advocate for those who work in corporate governance, GPC strives to enhance the public’s awareness of the importance of good governance. GPC is the voice of corporate governance professionals in Canada and participates with other stakeholders, including capital markets participants, government bodies and regulators, in fostering a governance environment that sets Canada apart in the world. GPC supports its membership with continuing education and networking opportunities that are second to none.


You want to reach the right clients and fully realize your business objectives. Hyphen partners with organizations like yours to help navigate and implement the right marketing and design solutions to forge those links between you and your customers, and to drive engagement, conversion and advocacy.


Kahuso is a sophisticated online marketplace that connects accomplished executives and professionals with companies for contract, advisory and board opportunities. We leverage a deeper data set in our matching algorithm including various preferences, experience, expertise, cultural fit and professional attributes to deliver more intelligent results for both executives and companies alike.

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WCM is the largest network of professional women in the Canadian financial sector and the voice of advocacy for women in our industry. WCM is committed to the advancement of women in business and to increasing the number of women in senior leadership roles in the Canadian economy. We work with our partners, members and the broader public to promote initiatives which successfully increase the economic empowerment of women and move the dial on women’s representation and impact in the boardrooms and executive suites of corporate Canada.


The 2017 Women in Leadership and Business Conference (WILB) is a national, two-day interactive learning and development conference passionate about inspiring today’s leaders to seize their next opportunity, lead with integrity, and connect in magical ways. Now in its eighth year, WILB is held in Alberta, Ontario and Nova Scotia. Each location attracts 250+ entrepreneurs and leaders looking to advance their career, grow their business and build meaningful relationships.Keynote and workshop topics focus on current leadership and business topics from leading business experts, authors, consultants and award-winning trainers.