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Welcome to the Recreation Nova Scotia Board of Directors Video Training Series which has been made possible by a grant from the Nova Scotia Voluntary Sector Professional Capacity Trust.

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For a comprehensive list of documents and resources for board members, please click here.


What Does it Mean to be a Board Member?

10 Ways to connect with your membershipRecreation Nova Scotia


Definition of GovernanceRecreation Nova Scotia


To find out about Canada Revenue Agency and charitable status, click here.

To find out how to become a charitable organization, click here.

For more resources on becoming a charity, click here.

For information on starting a non-profit organization or charity, click here.


Basic Roles and Responsibilities of a Board Member

Recreation Nova ScotiaSample Consent to Act as a Director


Sample Conflict of Interest Policy Version 1Recreation Nova Scotia


Sample Conflict of Interest Policy Version 2Recreation Nova Scotia


For a link to A Primer for Directors Of Not-For-Profit Corporations, please click here.


Mission and Vision Statements

Recreation Nova ScotiaDeveloping a Vision Statement


Recreation Nova ScotiaDeveloping a Mission Statement




Priorities and Getting Things Done


Business Planning and Budgets

For a link to Business Plan templates, please click here.


Good Minutes

Recreation Nova Scotia Good Minutes


Succession Planning

Recreation Nova Scotia

Sample Succession Plan


Recruiting New Board Members

For a link to Best Practice Guidelines for Screening Volunteers, please click here.

For more information about screening volunteers, please click here.


Board Orientation & Training

BOD Orientation AgendaRecreation Nova Scotia and Manual


Monitoring Organizational Performance

Performance Indicator and Measurement WorksheetRecreation Nova Scotia


Board Self Evaluation

Sample Board Self EvaluationSample Succession Plan


Reading Financial Statements

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