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About BLC

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Board Leadership Calgary (BLC) is a learning collaborative that was formed in 2013 to organize affordable and accessible learning opportunities for board members and staff of smaller not-for-profits.  Based on a successful model out of Edmonton, numerous Calgary based organizations partnered to present the first Board Leadership Event in Calgary in April 2014 called “Board Governance Basics for Board Members”. After a successful event with over 200 in attendance, it was clearly a need in the non-profit and voluntary sector community.

Our next event is Board Leadership Calgary 2024 to be held on May 25, 2024!  It will feature a great line up of exciting sessions and speakers in a day-long program.

There are similar Board Leadership events throughout the province in Edmonton, Southeast Alberta (Medicine Hat) and now Lethbridge. Check out their websites for more information.


Board Leadership Calgary is a voluntary, non-profit learning collaborative that organizes affordable, accessible learning opportunities for volunteer board members of non-profit organizations to support board leadership and development and build the overall capacity of the non-profit voluntary sector in Calgary and area.

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We believe that by sharing knowledge and information we can help each other grow and create greater impact in our work.


We believe that building relationship with others makes us stronger and gives us the support to navigate the complexity of our work.


We believe that we can work together to overcome any challenge that we face.

Sport Calgary

Planning Committee Member

Government of Alberta, Community Development Unit

Planning Committee Member