Imagine Canada is pleased to provide the media with assistance on issues related to philanthropy in Canada.
Marnie Grona, Director, Marketing & Communications, 1-800-263-1178 or 416-597-2293, extension 244.
Media Releases 2013
- Imagine Canada and the Muttart Foundation to Award $100,000 to Winners of Students (Verb) Charities Contest. Six Students (Verb) Charities finalists have been chosen. Who will win the top prize of $50,000?
- Imagine Canada Reacts to Budget 2013
- Imagine Canada announces the first-ever chief economist for the charitable and nonprofit sector
Media Releases 2012
- Imagine Canada launches Grant Connect. Canadian Charities now have an easier way to find new funding sources.
- Students: One idea will lead to $50,000! Could it be yours? Only one month left to submit your campaigns to Imagine Canada and the Muttart Foundation’s national contest Students (Verb) Charities.
- New Standards Program for Canada’s Charitable and Nonprofit Sector
- Imagine Canada Reacts to Budget 2012
- New tool provides easy access to charitable information
- Submissions are now being accepted for Imagine Canada and The Muttart Foundation’s national contest: Students (Verb) Charities
Media Releases 2011
- Imagine Canada and the Muttart Foundation unveil a national contest: Students (Verb) Charities
- 500 to attend National Summit for the Charitable and Nonprofit Sector
- Canada’s Charity Leaders Cautiously Optimistic about the Future while Major Sector Challenges Remain
- Imagine Canada and Volunteer Canada Announce Winners of the 2011 Canadian Business & Community Partnership Awards
- Imagine Canada Reacts to Budget 2011
Media Releases 2010
- Imagine Canada releases Guide to Giving
- Imagine Canada Responds to Budget 2010
- Imagine Canada launches Charity Tax Tools website! New Tool for Canada’s Charities makes CRA Reporting less "Taxing."
Media Releases 2009
- Growth in Charitable Giving outpaced Volunteering prior to Economic Downturn. Latest Canada Survey of Giving, Volunteering and Participating Data Released.
- Imagine Canada’s Ethical Code Program Exceeds Year One Targets! Member Charities Embrace Program to Solidify Donor Trust.
- It’s Win-Win when Business Partners with Charities and Nonprofits! Imagine Canada Announces Winners of the 12th Annual Canadian Business & Community Partnership Awards
- Impact of Federal Budget on Canada’s Charities & Nonprofits: Canada’s Charities and Nonprofits are extremely disappointed that the Budget fails to acknowledge the role they play in helping vulnerable Canadians
- Budget 2009 Brief. The 2009 Federal Budget and Canada’s Charities & Nonprofits. Short‐Term Stimulus Measures for Assisting Canadians and Communities during the Economic Downturn
Media Releases 2008
- Open Letter to Prime Minister. Charities & Nonprofits Propose Measures to Prime Minister to help Canadians and Communities during Economic Downturn
- New Research on Corporate Citizenship. Canada’s Largest Corporations Move Beyond Cheque-book Philanthropy
- Imagine Canada Launches Thanks & Giving Campaign
- Marcel Lauzière Named New President & CEO of Imagine Canada
- Charity Accountability Movement Well on its Way
- Budget 2008: Imagine Canada outlines impact on charities
- Communities win when businesses partner
- Survey shows Canadian businesses engaged in meeting community need
Media Releases 2007
- Charity leaders band together to maintain public trust (pdf)
- Supreme Court of Canada accepts Imagine Canada’s arguments on behalf of charities in historic appeal (pdf)
- First-ever Historical Study Showcases Powerful Contributions of Canadian Philanthropists in Canada and Abroad (pdf)
- Budget measures support Canada's communities (Word Doc)
Media Releases 2006
- Imagine Canada first to map business investment in communities (Word doc)
- A lot do a little. A little do a lot (Word doc)
- Charities empowered by federal budget (pdf)
- Federal party policy must include charitable and nonprofit sector (pdf)
Media Releases 2005
- Canada’s charities and nonprofits say Gomery response could be crippling (pdf)
- Award-winning partnerships a model for building stronger communities (pdf)
- Imagine Canada - John Hodgson Library, Canada's largest collection of nonprofit sector literature receives five-year investment from Ontario Trillium Foundation (pdf)
- Canada’s nonprofit and voluntary sector 2nd largest in world (pdf)
- Imagine Canada: New organization to support those who work for stronger, more vibrant communities (pdf)
Media Releases 2004
- British Columbia's nonprofit and charitable sector reports $11 billion in revenue, 147,000 employees (pdf)
- 175,000 employed in Manitoba, Sasketchewan and the Territories' charitable and nonprofit sector. (pdf)
- Ontario's charitable and nonprofit sector employs 959,000. (pdf)
- 555 million hours volunteered in Québec. (pdf)
- Charitable and nonprofit sector in Atlantic provinces reports $6 billion in revenues, employs 106,000. (pdf)
- Alberta's charitable and nonprofit sector reports $10 billion in annual revenues. (pdf)
- National Philanthropy Day on November 15 puts spotlight on Canadians' giving habits. (pdf)
- Landmark study reveals size and scope of nonprofit and voluntary sector and its role in Canadian communities. (pdf)
Media Releases 2003
- Volunteering drops in British Columbia (pdf)
- Alberta volunteers have less time to give (pdf)
- Saskatchewan leads country in volunteering (pdf)
- Volunteering represents almost 23,000 jobs in Manitoba (pdf)
- Door-to-door canvassing less successful in Ontario (pdf)
- Quebec residents give equal number of donations to shopping mall canvassers as they do to religious organizations (pdf)
- New Brunswick residents give more to faith-based causes than other Canadians (pdf)
- Charitable giving in Nova Scotia prompted more by compassion than tax receipts (pdf)
- Volunteering in PEI equivalent of 4,000 jobs (pdf)
- Newfoundland and Labrador volunteers donate the equivalent of 15,000 full time jobs (pdf)
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