Caring Company Program Benefits
We count more than 100 businesses Canada-wide as members of the Caring Company program. From large multi-national corporations to small businesses, our numbers are growing every year. Here’s what members receive:
1%: It just takes “one.”
Imagine Canada’s Caring Companies give at least one percent of their pre-tax profits to support at least one community investment project in their community, and publish one page of information about their corporate citizenship initiatives each year. This simple formula allows companies to easily situate their business within a broader context, in line with international standards.
Only Caring Companies can use the Caring Company Trustmark, offering a publicly recognized stamp of approval from a credible third party.
Members enjoy access to Caring Company-branded advertising vehicles in mainstream publications so we can sing their praises for them.
Our leading-edge research in the field of community investment like our first-ever Business Contributions to Canadian Communities survey maps the full spectrum of business support across the country.
We offer practical one-on-one advice and support to assist Caring Companies in developing or enhancing their community investment programs.
Our quarterly e-newsletter alerts members to news, events and research to keep them informed about what’s going on in the nonprofit sector.
We distill data and findings from Imagine Canada’s top-notch researchers in a user-friendly format and deliver it to members’ desks.
At www.nonprofitscan.ca we house the largest collection of Canadian nonprofit sector resources in the world. Our Corporate Citizenship Collection offers credible data and tools from Canada and around the world – all just a click away.
We offer a face-to-face venue where Caring Companies and their colleagues can gather to learn about developments in the field of community investment. Join us each year to share insights and build connections.
Regional & National Networking Events
Our traveling road show harnesses specialized expertise and delivers it right to members, in their communities – like our series on community economic development.
The annual Business and Community Partnership Awards program ensures that the most stellar examples from our membership are showcased as models for others to follow.
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