The Legal Responsibilities of Boards

“The Legal Responsibilities of Boards”, prepared by Dalhousie University College of Continuing Education, provides insight into the areas of legal responsibility of an incorporated, non-profit board of directors. The board of directors is responsible for the actions of the organization, include those of its employees and volunteers and can be considered liable if something goes wrong. This document provides an overview of the fiscal responsibility, statutory responsibility, contracts and standard of care as they pertain to board of directors.