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Media Releases

  • Wednesday, December 14, 2016

    Tens of thousands of Canadians and a broad cross-section of organizations urge the federal government to reform charity law to protect free speech

    OTTAWA – Today marks the close of the federal government’s 10-week public consultation on the rules governing how charities engage in public policy work. Over 24,000 Canadians submitted letters urging the federal government to reform charity law to end restrictions on charities’ free speech....

  • Tuesday, November 15, 2016

    Only half think charities are open and transparent, but 72% say that accreditation positively influences their views

    Transparency and sound management are the top considerations when deciding whether to support a charity for 86% of Canadians, according to a new survey. The study, which was commissioned to explore familiarity, trust and confidence in Canadian charities, shows a clear need for greater...

  • Tuesday, November 1, 2016

    Organizations from all causes, regions and sizes continue to join Program

    Imagine Canada, the umbrella for Canada’s charities and nonprofits, today welcomed the most recent group of 26 organizations to join the growing number of charities and nonprofits accredited under its national Standards Program. This brings the total number of organizations earning this...

  • Tuesday, October 18, 2016

    Chief Economist for Canada’s Charitable & Nonprofit Sector forecasts unmet social needs, decreased quality of life

    Imagine Canada today released Charities, Sustainable Funding and Smart Growth, a discussion paper by Brian Emmett, Chief Economist for Canada’s Charitable and Nonprofit Sector. Through a series of scenarios that project the state of the charitable and nonprofit sector in 2026, Emmett outlines...

  • Tuesday, October 4, 2016

    The Philanthropist and Imagine Canada create Sector Pulse

    The Philanthropist and Imagine Canada today launch Sector Pulse, a group of thought leaders from across the country who will meet regularly to explore issues related to Canada’s charitable and nonprofit sector. Sector Pulse provides a new way for two national organizations to align their...

  • Tuesday, May 31, 2016

    Leading the Way: Corporations and Foundations publicly express value of Standards Program accreditation

    Imagine Canada, the umbrella for Canada’s charities and nonprofits, today welcomed the latest group of 17 organizations to join the growing number of charities and nonprofits accredited under its national Standards Program. This brings the total number of organizations earning this accomplishment...

  • Tuesday, November 24, 2015

    Canadians planning to donate this holiday season are being urged to get “strategic” about their charitable giving.

    This holiday season about 60% of Canadian adults are expected to donate approximately $5 billion between now and the end of the year, according to Imagine Canada. This annual tide of generosity is essential to thousands of charities and the communities they serve. According to Statistics...

  • Tuesday, November 10, 2015

    Program continues to represent and reflect broader sector. Welcomes first student association to be accredited.

    Imagine Canada, the umbrella for Canada’s charities and nonprofits, today welcomed the latest group of 10 organizations to join the growing number of charities and nonprofits accredited under its national Standards Program. This brings the total number of organizations earning this accomplishment...

  • Monday, October 5, 2015

    A brief released today by Imagine Canada shows that despite the recent advocacy ‘chill’, charitable and nonprofit organizations are actively engaging in the current federal election campaign. Charity Impact Brief: Federal Election 2015 illustrates that despite concerns over political activity...

  • Tuesday, June 23, 2015

    Imagine Canada’s Chief Economist for Canada’s Charitable and Nonprofit Sector today released Charities in Canada as an Economic Sector, a discussion paper by Chief Economist Brian Emmett and co-author Geoffrey Emmett. The paper is an invitation to Canadians, governments, businesses and communities...

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