Understand how having more than one entity can increase effectiveness and impact and how those entities work together


This course will discuss the tremendous benefits and complexities of using multiple corporations together to achieve societal impact. Registered charities have advantages but also have many restrictions. Often having a charity work with a non-profit and even a for-profit together can be the most effective method of achieving the desired impact.

This course will discuss:

  • Types of organizations such as for-profits, non-profits and registered charities;
  • Pros and cons of different types of organizations;
  • Why multiple structures can assist in achieving objectives;
  • Simple combinations of organizations and complicated operations
  • Key considerations when considering multiple corporate vehicles
  • Purposes/legal objects
  • Activities and restrictions relating to different types of corporate vehicles
  • Funding sources that are available to different vehicles
  • Examples of multiple structures;
  • Challenges with multiple corporate structures; and
  • Rewards with multiple corporate structures.

This course is for those involved with a charity, non-profit or for-profit who want to understand the strategic importance of having another entity working alongside their existing entity or for those considering starting a more complicated structure to societal impact. It will be of interest to directors, staff, volunteers and professional advisors such as lawyers, accountants, and investment advisors.