Donors have rights and are entitled to transparency.
The Ethical Fundraising and Financial Accountability Code (Ethical Code) lays out a set of standards for charitable organizations to manage and report their financial affairs responsibly. By adhering to these standards, charities are complying with generally accepted practices for soliciting and managing donor dollars.
Check the list of participants or look for the Ethical Code trustmark on your favourite charity’s website or annual report.
Concerns? If you feel that a charity that is participating in the Ethical Code Program is not complying with the Code, you can register a complaint. The complaint will be reviewed by an independent committee of experts outside of Imagine Canada. For more information download the protocol for complaints.
Questions can also be directed to Ethical Code Program staff by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 416-597-2293 or 1-800-293-1178 ext. 229.