IntegralOrg assists your nonprofit or charity to carry out its mission, through a comprehensive suite of services that build your organization's capacity.

We offer education and support in foundational areas like governance, legal compliance, financial management, strategic planning, change management, and risk management.


 

Workshops

To help your nonprofit thrive, we offer workshops across Alberta in governance, legal compliance, financial management, strategic planning, change management, and risk management.

During the time of the COVID-19 pandemic, IntegralOrg is offering workshops virtually. 

Click below to learn about upcoming workshops. For morde details about workshops including our workshop guide, see How We Help: Workshops.

If you would like to partner with us to host a workshop for nonprofits and charities in your area, please call us at 403-910-7279 or connect by email.


Upcoming Workshops

 

Clinics

Every nonprofit comes with its own unique opportunities and challenges.

If you have an issue or a concern and would like to get input and advice, give us a call to set up a clinic -  a free one-on-one problem-solving session. Reach us at 403-910-7279 or connect by email.

We can assist with any issue or pressing need that your organization has in areas like governance, legal compliance, financial management, strategic planning, change management, risk management.

A clinic is typically about one hour in length. During "typical" times, clinics are held in-person; during COVID-19, clinics are held remotely.

Before the clinic, we will ask for some detailed information about your organization so we can be fully informed and ready to problem-solve. To access the information form, please click on the button below. The form is quite detailed, so if you have any questions as you are completing it, please call 403-910-7279 or connect by email.

A few examples of issues that we've helped nonprofits and charities with in a clinic setting:

  • attaining charitable status
  • financial statements and CRA audit readiness
  • creating policies
  • rewriting bylaws
  • governance and board issues
  • strategic planning process
  • minimizing risks/risk management
  • growing pains - how to navigate change
  • COVID-19-related issues   

 

Clinic Information Form

 

Organizational Development Projects 

IntegralOrg works with your nonprofit or charity on in-depth issues, offering solutions that build capacity and ensure compliance and best practices.  

Some sample topics for recent Organizational Development Projects:

  • bylaw review
  • policy review
  • charitable registration
  • governance review
  • financial review
  • organizational review
  • incorporation process
  • strategic framework development
  • partnership structuring
  • dissolving and organization

If your organization has a need for in-depth solutions, please contact us at 403-910-7279 or connect by email. We would be happy to discuss the issues you are facing and see how we may be of service. Projects are undertaken on a fee-for-service basis.

 

Toolkits 

To help your nonprofit or charity with pressing issues, we have developed toolkits to provide you with the knowledge you need.

 

Vaccination Policies Toolkit

Vaccination Policies for Nonprofit Employers 

As more Albertans receive their COVID-19 vaccinations and return to the office, nonprofit employers must be clear on their responsibilities and obligations and put policies in place to protect their organizations, employees, and volunteers.

This toolkit contains a Q and A document that addresses from a legal perspective the most common questions asked by nonprofit employers about vaccinations.

Also part of the toolkit is a recorded webinar from June 2021 that provides legal perspectives on the occupational health and safety obligations of nonprofit employers with regards to COVID-19 and the employment and privacy implications of various vaccination policies. 

Lobbying Toolkit

Lobbying by Nonprofits and Charities: What Nonprofits and Charities Need to Know when Lobbying across Canada

Learn what lobbying is and what your organization must do to be compliant with lobbying laws. This toolkit contains

  • an educational video with basic information about lobbying and lobbying legislation
  • a series of documents that summarize relevant legislation for each jurisdiction in Canada 

Alberta OHS Toolkit

Alberta Occupational Health and Safety Toolkit

Learn about recent updates to Alberta OHS legislation and what your orgranization must have in place to ensure a safe workplace. 

  • an interactive learning video
  • sample templates to help your organization get on the right track for OHS processes and policies

Additional helpful resources

COVID-19 Recovery Checklist for Nonprofits and Charities

This checklist assists nonprofit organizations to identify current and future needs in the recovery phase.

The checklist has three sections:

  • The Recovery Pathways will help frame possible futures for your organization.
  • The Checklist allows your organization to assess current and expected organizational capacities and identify areas for development.
  • The Resource Bank provides relevant resources and supports that can be used to increase the capacity and preparedness of your organization in key governance and operational areas.

 

Legal Considerations for Nonprofits: Changes to Work and Workplace Related to COVID-19

This series of tip sheets provides food for thought from a legal perspective on what to think about and do for a healthy organizational recovery. 

  • Corporate Governance: Are fully virtual meetings are permitted for your organization? What is the latest information about delaying AGMs? What do you need to consider before your organization holds a meeting? Do you still have to file an annual return?
  • Privacy: What are your privacy obligations as an employer? How do you operate safely while maintaining the privacy of your employees and clients? Can you perform health checks?
  • Force Majeure: “Force Majeure” means unforeseeable circumstances that prevent the fulfilling of a contract. Do your contracts have a force majeure clause? What should you do if they do – or don’t? What can you do if your organization faces challenges fulfilling contractual obligations?
  • Director Duties: Are your organization's directors fully aware of their responsibilities to protect and steward the organization in both times of stability and crisis? What are liabilities and risks that should be considered?
  • Commercial Leasing: Does your organization lease property for programs or administration? What are some financial and protection options for leasing? Can you engage in rental negotiations with the landlord? Have you communicated with the landlord about access limitations or health measures like signage, hand sanitizer and sanitizing.