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  • Skills4Good. Who We Are.
  • Skills4Good. Who We Are.
  • Skills4Good. Who We Are.

Who We Are

New Name. Same Mission. Bigger Impact.

Skills4Good, formerly B3 Canada, is a social purpose organization driven to help companies win the talent war through skills-based volunteering. Our Skills4Good matchmaking programs match employees with nonprofits using an algorithm-driven, scalable B2B matchmaking platform.

Skills4Good is our new name because we’re amplifying the power of companies to do good globally through skills-based volunteering. We match talent with purpose.

We're expanding beyond Canada’s borders into the U.S. and across the world. We’re also expanding beyond nonprofit board matching for senior-level employees. We're providing skills-based volunteering for young and mid-level employees too.

Our Team

We’re a team of highly driven social entrepreneurs and professionals passionate about making a positive difference in the world. We have deep professional expertise, experience and networks in the business, government and nonprofit sectors in Canada and internationally.

We believe that cross-sector collaboration in social innovation is crucial to achieving social good.

Skills4Good. Leadership Team.

Leadership Team

Josephine Victoria Yam, J.D., LLM.
CEO & Co-Founder

Josephine is a highly accomplished lawyer with significant years of legal, policy, leadership and entrepreneurial experiences in the private, public and nonprofit sectors in Canada and internationally. She’s been admitted to practice law in New York (USA), Alberta (Canada), Ontario (Canada) and the Philippines. Josephine is one of the RBC Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Awardees. She is also a recipient of the Most Influential Filipina Woman in the World Award (London, UK). Josephine graduated from Stanford University's Executive Program for Non-Profit Leaders. She also completed her Master of Laws (LLM) degree at the University of Calgary. Complementing her advanced education at Harvard Law School and the University of Toronto, Josephine received the Award of Achievement on Diversity & Inclusion from the University of British Columbia.

Media

Josephine’s Meet The Speaker interview - Conference Board of Canada, How to Succeed as a Nonprofit Board Director

Josephine's interview - University of British Columbia, Centre for Intercultural Communication: How Diversity & Inclusion Skills Can Make You a Better Leader

Angelo Narciso

Angelo Narciso
COO & Co-Founder

With a university degree in Industrial Engineering, Angelo began his career in information technology and systems design with a Fortune 500 multinational company as he worked on multimillion-dollar projects in the company's offices in the U.S. and Asia. He founded and later sold an IT company that served the banking, insurance and post-secondary education sectors. He also founded a web design/development and marketing firm that caters to professionals, small businesses and nonprofit organizations in Canada, the U.S. and Asia. With his passion for sustainability, he completed environmental certificate programs from the University of Calgary and University of Toronto and worked on sustainability projects in Canada, Europe and South America.

Heather Shapter

Heather Shapter, M.B.A., B.A. (Psychology)
Program Consultant

Heather is a senior leader with experience across five continents and a proven capacity for partnership building between the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors. For over 25 years, she has been building the effectiveness of organizational leadership throughout the world to further her commitment to end poverty for vulnerable populations. She creates and executes transformational change by building high performance teams and cultures of accountability and purpose. She has several years of nonprofit board experience, including serving as Board Chair. Heather also held leadership roles in some of the world’s most respected international non-governmental organizations and foundations, in the Caribbean, Africa, Russia, the Middle East and Southeast Asia. She has been recognized nationally and internationally for leadership in service of others.

Skills4Good. Board of Advisors.

Board of Advisors

Terry Allen

Terry Allen
President
Pivotal Capital Advisory Group

Pauline Couture

Pauline Couture
President
Pauline Couture & Associates

Andrea Martin

Andrea Martin
Corporate Director
Quebecor Inc.

Susan McLennan

Susan McLennan
President
Reimagine PR

Client Testimonials

Kind Words from Happy Clients

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“I’m excited about this partnership with Skills4Good/B3. In my experience, the most successful teams are built when diverse individuals with unique experiences choose to work together with a single purpose.”
- - - Michael Crothers, President & Country Chair, Shell Canada

“Our partnership with Skills4Good is a unique opportunity for us to develop our talented Equifax leaders while making a difference in the communities in which we live and work.”
- - - Lisa Nelson, President, Equifax Canada

“I give Skills4Good/B3’s services an excellent rating. I liked working with their team! They were very professional, warm and really cared that I ended up at a nonprofit that not only aligned with my passions, but that was also going to be a good fit with my personality. I highly recommend them to my colleagues at RBC.”
- - - Stephanie Breitman, Senior Credit Analyst, RBC

“The quality of the Board Matching Program services I received from Skills4Good/B3 was excellent. I liked their personalized service, their online videos and their prompt response times. I highly recommend them to my colleagues at Enbridge.”
- - - Laszlo Varsanyi, Vice President, Enbridge

“Skills4Good/B3’s service was excellent in matching our busy Board with interested candidates. They got the ball rolling, did what they said they were going to do, and provided a great candidate who accepted a position with our Board. I highly recommend them to my nonprofit colleagues.”
- - - Roland Osske, Board Chair, Immigrant Services Calgary

“Skills4Good/B3 was recommended to us and so we registered our nonprofit. I like working with them because the process was fast and easy. I highly recommend them to my nonprofit sector colleagues.”
- - - Danny Glenwright, Executive Director, Action Against Hunger Canada

“Skills4Good/B3’s board matching services were excellent. The program was effective and efficient. Josephine was extremely relatable and supportive throughout the entire process. I highly recommend Skills4Good/B3 to my LGM colleagues.”
- - - Eddie McWhirter, EVP-Finance, LGM Financial Services

“I give Skills4Good/B3 an excellent rating. They couldn't have made it easier for me to connect with a nonprofit. The online training was fit for purpose and the interviews/questionnaire were instrumental in finding a good fit. I am very happy with my match, which wouldn't have happened without their help. I highly recommend them to my colleagues at Shell.”
- - - Julia Stadnyk, Senior Legal Counsel, Shell Canada

“Skills4Good/B3 was very professional and efficient in matching us with great new board members! Their board matching services are excellent! I highly recommend them to my colleagues in the nonprofit sector.”
- - - Karen MacMillan, Executive Co-Director, Foothills Academy

”The Skills4Good/B3 team was very knowledgeable about the working of Boards and areas that would not be known by the more general audience. I would recommend them to my colleagues at Enbridge.”
- - - Christine Neff, Vice President, Enbridge

”The absolute professionalism, dedication to personal development and the opportunity to learn directly from the Skills4Good/B3 team was excellent. It is evident that they’re respected and connected within the industry. I highly recommend them to my colleagues at Shell.”
- - - Jamie Beyore, Director Global Wholesale, Shell Canada

“Skills4Good/B3’s services were excellent. Their communication was outstanding - clear, kind, and very punctual. The process was thorough and laid out clearly, which certainly built trust in not only Skills4Good/B3, but in the candidate that was successfully matched with us. I really enjoyed working with them and am very excited that we're welcoming a new board member!”
- - - Joshua Dalledonne, Board President, Calgary Young People's Theatre Society

“I rate Skills4Good/B3’s services as excellent. Everyone was very responsive and helpful. The board volunteer opportunities identified were very much what I was looking for and the Leaders on Board online course was interesting. I highly recommend them to my colleagues at Shell.”
- - - Julianne Osberg, Senior Counsel, Shell Canada

”We registered with Skills4Good/B3 to try a new recruitment method. The quality of their services was excellent. They had easy-to-use online tools and were very responsive with their feedback. I highly recommend them to my colleagues in the nonprofit sector.”
- - - Joy Parsons, CEO, Fair Haven Homes Society

“I liked Skills4Good/B3’s great, very user-friendly online portal interface and excellent nonprofit board governance training. They provided access to many nonprofits without the need to search for them myself. I would recommend them to my colleagues at Shell.”
- - - Alex Markos, Production Manager, Shell Canada

”We were in need of quality board members and were having a hard time connecting with the right individuals. The Skills4Good/B3 team was very professional. The candidate was well suited. Communication was easy and the process was efficient. I am very happy with their services. I highly recommend them to my nonprofit colleagues."
- - - Bill de Jong, Board Director, Janus Academy Society

“Skills4Good/B3’s level of service and professionalism is top-notch. I liked their very high touch service and online board training. They made sure I understood everything and were there for me every step of the way. They really match personal passion to nonprofit. I give them an excellent rating and highly recommend them to my colleagues at LGM.”
- - - Diana Ricketts, VP of Strategic Partnerships, LGM Financial Services

”We had been looking for some months to add new members to our Board of Directors. Skills4Good/B3’s services were excellent. We liked working with them because of the quality of applicants we received. I highly recommend them to my colleagues in the nonprofit sector.”
- - - Samantha Fox, Board Chair, London Youth Advisory Council

“Skills4Good/B3 has the nonprofit connections and methodology in place to first understand what resonated with me professionally and personally. They found the appropriate board contacts to facilitate my placement. I would recommend them to my colleagues at Shell.”
- - - Brody Mainville, Head of Retail, Shell Canada

“Skills4Good/B3’s professionalism in finding someone for us was unbelievable and made my workload a lot easier as they did the legwork in finding someone. I give them an excellent rating and highly recommend them to my nonprofit colleagues.”
- - - Sarah Preston, Gateway Association

“Skills4Good/B3 is a professional organization to work with! Thanks so much for helping us find an amazing person to join our board! I highly recommend them to my nonprofit colleagues.”
- - - Kate Butler, Board Director, Hope 24/7

“I liked Skills4Good/B3’s personalized connections and excellent support they provided our nonprofit. I highly recommend B3 to my nonprofit colleagues. Their services were excellent.”
- - - Rebecca White, CEO, Engineers of Tomorrow

”The communications we received from Skills4Good/B3 was terrific. The candidate was a good match to our organization. I highly recommend them to my colleagues in the nonprofit sector.”
- - - Carlene Chrumka, Executive Director, Janus Academy Society

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Skills4Good. Strategic Partners.

Our Strategic Partners

Canada Helps

CanadaHelps is a nonprofit serving Canadian charities and donors. They increase charitable giving across Canada by making it easier to donate and fundraise online. Because CanadaHelps is a charity, their fees are a fraction of for-profit alternatives, making donation dollars go further.

ECVO

The Edmonton Chamber of Voluntary Organizations (ECVO) is a member-based nonprofit organization founded in 2002 in Edmonton, AB. They serve the nonprofit and charitable organizations in the Alberta Capital Region.

ONN

The Ontario Nonprofit Network (ONN) is the provincial network for approximately 55,000 nonprofit organizations across Ontario. As a 7,000-strong provincial network, ONN brings diverse voices of the sector to government, funders and business to create and influence systemic change.

Propellus

The Volunteer Centre of Calgary (Propellus) has been supporting volunteers and volunteerism within the communities of Calgary for over 62 years. It strongly believes that volunteering is essential to creating and sustaining healthy, supportive and connected communities.

Sustainabilty Network

The Sustainability Network is a national organization that works with environmental nonprofits to make them more effective and efficient. Their mission is to enrich environmental leaders and nonprofit organizations so that they can help us all achieve sustainability.

Vantage Point

Founded in 1943 as Volunteer Vancouver, Vantage Point delivers learning opportunities focused on governance, leadership, planning and people engagement for new and seasoned sector leaders, board directors and managers, aimed at advancing nonprofit leadership.

Women Get On Board

Women Get on Board is a leading member-based company that connects, promotes and empowers women to corporate boards. They do this through an engaged community of women and men in Canada committed to advancing gender diversity in the boardroom.

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