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Imagine Canada

Strong Charities. Strong Communities.


  • Tuesday, October 13, 2015

    Imagine Canada was recently involved in a legal case that could be of major significance to how numerous Canadian charities operate. The proceeding was heard in Montreal before the Federal Court of Appeal last May. The Court considered the revocation by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) of the...

  • Monday, July 20, 2015

    This spring both the House of Commons and the Senate have been actively studying terrorism, including the security threats facing Canada as well as terrorist financing. The resulting two reports contain recommendations that, if implemented, would directly impact the compliance obligations and...

  • Monday, July 6, 2015

    On Canada Day the Governor General of Canada announced 100 new appointments to the Order of Canada, one of our country’s highest civilian honours. A number of appointees are being noted for contributions tied to the charitable sector in such areas as health, research, education, youth, arts...

  • Wednesday, June 17, 2015

    Our Annual General Meeting was held on June 17 in Toronto. The past year was one of ongoing success for the charitable sector and Imagine Canada. Please take the time to read Voice: 2014 Highlights (PDF) and the full Voice: 2014 Annual Report (online format). Connect with us if you have any...

  • Tuesday, April 7, 2015

    On Thursday April 2, Minister of Finance Joe Oliver announced the Federal Budget will be tabled in the House of Commons on April 21. Imagine Canada will inform Early Alert subscribers that evening of any significant details, and will prepare a comprehensive summary of Budget measures impacting...

  • Tuesday, March 10, 2015

    A new Discussion Paper from the office of the Chief Economist for Canada’s Charitable and Nonprofit Sector

    Brian Emmett, our Chief Economist, and Harvey Sims, the former Chief Economist, Privy Council Office for the Government of Canada and Ottawa-based consultant, co-authored a discussion paper about the tax incentives for charitable giving in Canada paying particular attention to the proposed Stretch...

  • Tuesday, February 10, 2015

    The VSRAs were held on February 6 where five winners from 15 finalists were announced. More than 140 charities were nominated. Our congratulations to all the finalists and winners! The awards, now in their seventh year, recognize Canada’s best nonprofit annual reports. We’d like to extend...

  • Monday, January 12, 2015

    On December 18, 2014, over 70 of Imagine Canada’s Directors, Advisory Council members, and Sector Champions co-signed a letter to Minister Oliver in support of the Stretch Tax Credit for Charitable Giving. In addition to the Finance Minister, the letter was also sent to all 306 Member of ...

  • Monday, August 11, 2014

    This year Imagine Canada’s recommendations are intended to strengthen philanthropy, reduce administrative costs, and support the sector’s entrepreneurial activity. With a $6.4 billion federal budget surplus projected for 2015-16, new investments in the sector are more likely now than at any time...

  • Thursday, December 6, 2012

    Les organismes de bienfaisance du Canada ont maintenant un moyen plus facile de trouver de nouvelles sources de financement.

    Canadian Charities now have an easier way to find new funding sources. Imagine Canada is pleased to announce the launch of grantconnect.ca, an innovative and comprehensive bilingual tool that connects charities with funders who support their causes. Grant Connect is the next generation of the...


Our National Partners

  • great west life
  • Lawson Foundation
  • Muttart Foundation
  • RBC Foundation
  • Suncor
  • TD Bank
  • investors group

Learn more about our National Partners and other supporters.

Charitable Registration Number: 119218790 RR0001