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  • Thursday, January 17, 2019

    Chief Economist For Canada’s Charitable & Nonprofit Sector debunks myth that 'tax supported charities' have unfair advantage over for-profit businesses

    Imagine Canada today released Unfair or Unwanted? Competition Between Charities and For-Profit Businesses in Canada, a discussion paper by Brian Emmett, Chief Economist for Canada’s Charitable and Nonprofit Sector.  As Canadian charities face a long-term crisis of financial sustainability,...

  • Thursday, December 20, 2018

    Summit 2019

    Imagine Canada is travelling from coast to coast in 2019, convening nonprofit and charity leaders. Summit 2019 is all about doing good, better. Toronto - May 2 Winnipeg - May 10 Calgary - May 13 Vancouver - May 15 Halifax - June 17 Montreal - June 19 At Summit 2019: Explore approaches to...

  • Friday, December 7, 2018

    Imagine Canada, the national umbrella for the charitable and nonprofit sector, is urging Canada Post, its workers, and other parties to expedite the delivery of mail as we approach the holiday season. “Charities, and the communities they serve, count on reliable postal services for reaching...

  • Friday, November 30, 2018

    The federal government is introducing a new set of rules to govern charities’ public policy advocacy. You may be wondering:  what the proposed rules might mean for your organization; and what these rules mean for the sector These Qs and As, developed jointly by Imagine Canada,...

  • Thursday, November 22, 2018

    Imagine Canada, the national umbrella for the charitable and nonprofit sector, is encouraged by a number of commitments made by the federal government in the 2018 Fall Economic Statement. The Minister of Finance has announced the creation of a permanent Advisory Committee on the Charitable Sector....

  • Friday, October 26, 2018

    Greater clarity about registered charities' ability to engage in non-partisan political activities

    Imagine Canada, the national umbrella for Canada’s charitable and nonprofit sector, today expressed its support for proposed Income Tax Act amendments tabled by the federal government on October 25. The Income Tax Act changes, if adopted, would provide much greater clarity and certainty about the...

  • Thursday, August 16, 2018

    Federal Government Appeals in Canada Without Poverty v. AG Canada.

    Imagine Canada, the national umbrella for Canada’s charitable and nonprofit sector, reacts to the federal government’s announcement concerning the political activities of charities. “This announcement from the Ministries of Finance and National Revenue represents real progress for the...

  • Monday, November 13, 2017

    Last June, Employment and Social Development Canada assembled a Steering Group to help design the federal government’s new Social Innovation and Finance Strategy. The Steering Group has published a discussion paper and has invited comments and suggestions. Imagine Canada is working to ensure that...

  • Tuesday, September 19, 2017

    Latest paper from the Personal Philanthropy Project, a national initiative to reawaken philanthropy among affluent Canadians.

    Building upon previous learnings that most Canadians with above average earnings do not plan their charitable contributions, this paper outlines additional quantitative and qualitative research from the past two years: An online survey of 2,027 above average earners Focus groups of...

  • Monday, September 18, 2017

    Each year, the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance holds consultations on the federal budget. The Committee calls for written submissions, and holds hearings throughout the autumn, before presenting its recommendations to the government. In past years, the Committee has allowed...

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