Imagine Canada

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Changes to the Ethical Code Program

The Ethical Code Program is now closed

The Ethical Code Program has played an important role in promoting good financial accountability and fundraising practices among Canadian charities. However, in 2012 Imagine Canada launched the more comprehensive and rigorous Standards Program. The new Program includes the fundraising and financial-accountability standards from the Ethical Code as well as standards on board governance, staff management and volunteer involvement. The Standards Program has been embraced by the sector. More than 200 organizations are now accredited (view full list) and a similar number are actively working towards this goal. 

The Ethical Code Program is now closed and all references to the Ethical Code Program, including the trustmark, will need to be removed from your website. All references to the Program will also need to be removed from new materials created or printed after December 31, 2016 (e.g., letterhead, annual reports, financial statements).

Learn  more about the Standards Program

Questions about the changes? Please contact Imagine Canada:
Phone : 416-597-2293 ext. 229 or  1-800-263-1178 ext. 229 (toll-free)
Email : kalebon@imaginecanada.ca

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