The Non-Profit Management Certificate provides students with an understanding of the Canadian non-profit sector and its public policy involvement. This certificate program explores strategic leadership in the sector, focusing on governance, executive leadership, and the roles of boards of directors in strategy formation and implementation. Throughout the program, students develop analytical skills to evaluate policy frameworks that guide the operation of non-profit organizations and critically assess policies that advance the functionality and greater contribution of the sector to our society.


Students must complete (3 credit hrs)

Two of the following elective courses (6 credits hrs):

Admission Requirements

University of Regina

Applicants interested in this program must have completed a four-year undergraduate degree with a minimum overall GPA of 70 per cent. There is also a mid-career option for admission, through which prospective students with at least five years of government or non-profit organization management experience may be admitted without an undergraduate degree.

University of Saskatchewan

Applicants must have completed a four-year undergraduate degree from a recognized university. A cumulative weighted average of at least 70 per cent must be maintained during the final two years (60 credit units). Proof of English proficiency may be required for international applicants and for applicants whose first language is not English.


Tuition for domestic students in the certificate programs offered at the University of Regina is approximately $3,944.25, and approximately $3,941.40 (or $1,313,80/course) at the University of Saskatchewan campus. Students must also pay a mandatory graduate student fees and an international surcharge (if applicable).  

Tuition and fees are subject to change. Should there be a discrepancy between the information posted on the institution's website and information posted on the Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy website, the institution website should be viewed as accurate.

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