About Us

AMC NPO Solutions specializes in providing governance training, by-law reviews and strategic planning services to not-for-profit organizations across Canada. Since 1987, AMC has assisted over 450 local, provincial, national and international organizations in the areas of strategic planning and board governance training, meeting facilitation and organizational effectiveness reviews.

Tom (TJ) Abbott

Tom is an authority on Governance and Strategic Planning and is the Managing Director of AMC NPO Solutions. Tom has over 25 years experience as CEO, President and board director of several not-for-profit organizations. He is also a Certified Speaking ProfessionalTM, a designation held by 1.5% of speakers globally.



Elaine is the Operations Manager at AMC NPO Solutions and handles running the day-to-day operations of the company including making sure our customers get the best possible experience when working with AMC. 


Trista Mclver


Trista is a Program Advisor and podcast host for AMC NPO Solutions and advises not-for-profit organizations about our governance workshops and strategic planning sessions. She has over 15 years experience as both staff and volunteer of several not-for-profit organizations. Trista loves Cuban Salsa dancing and going to classic car shows with her son.


Tom Abbott Sr

Tom Abbott Sr

Our late founder, Tom Abbott Sr., B.Comm., CGA, CAE started the company in 1987 and was the architect of the Complementary Model of Board Governance. He was awarded the Dalton N. Murphy, CAE Award by the BC Chapter of the Canadian Society of Association Executives. The award was granted to him “in recognition of both outstanding and sustained contributions to the association community”.


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