Helping nonprofit and corporate boards with
Governance and Strategic Planning

AMC Governance Solutions specializes in providing board governance training, bylaw reviews and strategic planning services to nonprofit and corporate organizations across Canada.

The AMC Advantage

AMC is deeply passionate about helping nonprofit and corporate boards implement effective governance and strategic planning. So much so that we’ve assisted over 450 local, provincial, national, and international organizations in achieving their goals. 

Organizations we work with are trying to reach their goals but their strategic plan is outdated or vague, they’re unclear about board and staff roles and responsibilities, governance policies and structure lack clarity, or they don’t have mechanisms for monitoring organizational effectiveness.

We help nonprofit and corporate boards optimize their governance process through our facilitated sessions and e-learning courses so they can realize their vision, mission and strategic goals.

We achieve this by offering the following services:

                            Strategic Planning


Develop your strategy. Improve performance. Grow your organization.

Let AMC’s skilled strategic planning facilitators help you navigate complex issues and build the transformative plan you need for success. 

Whether you have a specific goal, troublesome problem or a new exciting opportunity you need assistance navigating, AMC’s customized strategic planning sessions will help. 

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  Board Governance


An efficient board starts with the implementation of an effective governance model. 

AMC’s governance training helps nonprofit and corporate boards navigate governance and management to stay focused on their organization’s mission and visions. It includes valuable tools and clear guidance to address the governance challenges facing many organizations.

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Bylaw Reviews

Ensure your organization operates at a legal, professional and trusted level. Organizations engage AMC for Nonprofit Bylaw Reviews because we’re nonprofit specialists, having worked with over 450 organizations across Canada since 1987.

We update the bylaws of multiple nonprofits every year, so you can be sure that we’re up to date on the latest requirements, regulations and evolutions when it comes to bylaws.

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Governance Academy


Get the training your organization needs, anytime, anywhere with innovative micro e-learning platform Governance Academy. 

With an exclusive range of expert-led training videos, customized support, assessments, worksheets, exclusive interviews with Founders, Executive Directors and Partners and other valuable tools and resources, you’ll never be short of a learning opportunity.

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MEET The Team

The AMC team proudly serves the Canadian nonprofit and corporate boards with experienced consultants across Canada in all major cities like Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton as well as small towns in all provinces. 

Tom, Elaine, Audrey, Lisa and Trista here to support and empower nonprofits with the knowledge, expertise, and resources necessary to elevate their approach -discover their profiles below:


co-founder and CEO

Tom (TJ) Abbott, CSP™, is the co-founder and CEO of AMC Governance Solutions and an authority on Governance. He has over 25 years of experience as CEO, President and board director of several not-for-profit organizations. He is also a Certified Speaking Professional™, a designation held by 1.5% of speakers globally.


and COO

Elaine is the co-founder and COO of AMC Governance Solutions. She handles running the day-to-day operations of the company including making sure our customers get the best possible experience when working with AMC. 

When Elaine isn’t behind her computer, you can find her working up a sweat at the tennis courts, gym or at the pool with her 2 young boys.


senior governance consultant

Audrey is an authority on governance and strategic planning with over 18 years of experience as a Board Director of several nonprofits. Audrey has worked with many organizations as a consultant helping to assess board effectiveness, develop better governance structures and build high-performing boards. She led the Canadian Board Diversity Council and forged its signature Get on Board governance education program.



Lisa has extensive experience in the not-for-profit sector as an independent consultant and board member. She has also supported organizations in the areas of donor, sponsor and volunteer engagement.  Most recently as a consulting manager at Vantage Point she worked with board directors in the areas of governance, leadership, people engagement and strategic planning. 

Lisa is also a certified leadership coach and current board member for International Coaching Federation, Vancouver Chapter.


office Manager

Trista is the Office Manager and podcast host for AMC Governance Solutions. She oversees the operations for our governance workshops, strategic planning sessions and Governance Academy. She has over 15 years experience working with several nonprofits and corporates. 

Trista is also a facilitator for traumatic loss at the BC Bereavement Helpline.



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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