Online course

Finance fundamentals: Playing your part in sustainability and success

September 1, 2018 to November 30, 2018

Sound financial oversight, processes and procedures are essential to the sustainability and success of any non-profit housing organization, particularly in the face of heightened expectations and requirements from funders and governments.

Regardless of role or title, all staff have a part to play in ensuring and supporting financial responsibility and success.

This course provides a practical overview of the fundamentals of financial oversight and management, enabling learners to be an active part of their organization’s financial success.

Course participants will develop and deepen their understanding of:

  • the core principles of good financial management and oversight
  • what policies, procedures and bylaws to have in place
  • appropriate roles and responsibilities for staff, management and the board
  • how to set and monitor a budget
  • fundamental internal controls and how to implement them
  • how to prepare for and support the annual financial audit
  • financial indicators and how to interpret them
  • end of operating agreements and its impact on finances
  • understanding and managing financial risk
  • key considerations for meeting accountability, legislative and Canada Revenue Agency requirements

Learners will have access to the web-based course and moderator for three months.

Course content will be delivered through a combination of presentations, reading materials, case studies and video segments.

Apply and test what you’ve learned through hands-on exercises and quizzes, and walk away with a certificate and digital badge after successfully completing the course.




Registration fees

  • Housing members: $250+HST
  • Service manager partners: $300+HST
  • Full rate: $350+HST

How to register

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Additional resources

This course is a part of ONPHA's Financial Resources Suite, which also includes our 2018 Financial Policies and Procedures Handbook, and a selection of infoON instructional overviews.

Click here to explore the full suite of materials

Accessing the course

The course will be available to all registrants as of the listed course start date. On or after the course start date, learners can access the course by:

  1. Logging into the ONPHA website (using the same ONPHA account username and password that you use to register for the course).

  2. Clicking the “My Courses” link at the top right of the ONPHA website.

Additional course information will be sent by email within two weeks of the course start date.

Please note:
Course registration fees must be paid in full in order to access the course.