Resources & Tools
Imagine Canada has developed a number of resources designed to assist charities with implementing the Ethical Code. Resources & tools include:
- Ethical Code Program 2010 Progress Report - The 2010 annual report on the Program.
- In Charity We Trust: Evolution - August 2011 Ethical Code supplement in Maclean's.
- Guide to Giving - Answers questions many donors have about giving to charity.
- Ethical Code Program 2009 Progress Report - The 2009 annual report on the Program.
- In Charity We Trust: Canada's Charity Leaders on the Canadian Donor - Ethical Code supplement included in Maclean's in July 2010
- In Charity We Trust: A Year in Review - Ethical Code supplement included in Maclean's in June 2009.
- Ethical Code Handbook - The handbook provides an overview of the Ethical Code Program and includes a copy of the Ethical Fundraising and Financial Accountability Code.
- Ethical Code Program 2008 Progress Report - The 2008 annual report on the Program.
- Ethical Code Interpretation Guide - The Interpretation Guide includes guidelines and definitions that will help charities use the Code. The Guide will continue to be expanded over the coming year.
- Ethical Code SectorCast recording - This SectorCast held on April 8, 2009 included an overview of the progress of the Program. Additionally, Carolyn Tuckwell, President and CEO of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Vancouver and David Spedding, Director of Philanthropy at Save the Children Canada, shared their perspectives on the Ethical Code and reported on how they have used the Code over the last year to enhance their messaging and donor reassurance.
- Ethical Code PowerPoint - This PowerPoint template will assist charities in presenting on the Program to staff and boards of directors. Feel free to adapt the template for your needs.
- In Charity We Trust - Ethical Code supplement included in Maclean's in June 2008.
- FAQs - Answers to some of your most frequest questions about the Ethical Code Program.
Other Resources, Tools and Events that may be of interest to Ethical Code Program Participants:
CRA - Charities Information Sessions - These free information sessions are offered to all registered charities. They are an excellent opportunity for your treasurer, new board members, or volunteers to learn about your charity's legal obligations.
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