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Imagine Canada

Strong Charities. Strong Communities.

Imagine Canada 2018 Pre-Budget Submission

Building prosperous and healthy communities:
Towards a stronger relationship with the social purpose sector

Recommendation 1: Access to Data

That $1 million a year be allocated to Statistics Canada, for the purpose of gathering and disseminating data pertaining to charities, nonprofits, and social enterprises.

Recommendation 2: Political Activity Reform

That the government, specifically the Ministers of Finance and National Revenue, implement the recommendations made by the Consultation Panel on the Political Activities of Charities.

Recommendation 3: Legal and Regulatory Reform

That the government enter into a co-creation process aimed at modernizing the laws and regulations under which charities, nonprofits, and social enterprises operate. We estimate an incremental cost to the federal government of $5 million over two years.

View our complete submission

Watch Imagine Canada’s previous presentation to the Standing Committee on Finance

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The Federal Budget Cycle

The Government of Canada plays a central role in funding programs and services that are important to Canadians. Its spending priorities are developed annually through the federal budget cycle, which is an important mechanism that charities can use to engage government on the issues that affect them most. 

Imagine Canada is active within each budget cycle to ensure that the critical role of Canadian charities is brought to the attention of federal government decision makers. Each year, we submit pre-budget recommendations to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance. When the budget is announced, we analyze and report on any items that may affect the sector. 

LEARN MORE about past budget cycles

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