Ethical Code Program
|As of December 31, 2011, Imagine Canada will no longer be accepting new applicants to the Ethical Code Program. Over the next two years, the Ethical Code Program will be merged with Imagine Canada’s new Standards Program. In the interim period the Program will continue to operate as usual and Program participants will be provided with the support needed to transition to the new Standards Program. Please review our Program Update for more information or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.|
Demonstrate your commitment to high standards
The Ethical Code Program is a tool that can help you meet donor expectations and distinguish you from others in the field. Charities that join the Ethical Code Program have the right to use the Ethical Code trustmark, which signals to donors that they comply with the Code’s fundraising and financial accountability standards.
More than 400 charities that collectively represent more than $2 billion in fundraising revenue have joined the Ethical Code Program since it launched in January 2008. Imagine Canada is working with these charities to raise public awareness of the charitable sector’s commitment to ethics and accountability.
Standards Program - Over the next two years, the Ethical Code Program will be merged with Imagine Canada’s new Standards Program. For more information on this change and the Standards Program, please review our Program Update.
Contact Ethical Code Program staff by phone (1-800-263-1178 ext. 229) or if local call (416-597-2293 ext. 229) or e-mail (email@example.com).
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Did you know that there are 161,000 nonprofilts and charities in Canada?
Did you know that Canada’s nonprofit and voluntary sector is the 2nd largest in the world?
The sector represents $79.1 billion or 7.8% of the gross domestic product
The sector is larger than automotive and manufacturing. It generates $112 billion in revenues and employs 2 million people
Canadians donated $10 billion in 2007
Newfoundland and Labrador, Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick have the highest donor rates.
Canadians volunteered 2.1 billion hours in 2007
Young Canadians aged 15 to 24 are more likely to volunteer than Canadians in any other age group
One percent of nonprofits command 60% of all revenues flowing to the sector
Canadians with the lowest household incomes give a greater percentage of their income than others
Saskatchewan has the highest volunteer rate in the country, followed by the Northwest Territories and the Yukon
Those exposed to giving and volunteering activities early in life are more likely to continue those behaviours as adults