Standards Program

The Standards Program awards accreditation to charities and nonprofits that demonstrate excellence in five areas of operations.

The program will help you:

  • strengthen the practices of your organization through publicly available tools and resources, and
  • strengthen public confidence in the sector through a voluntary peer-review-based accreditation process.

Start the accreditation process and join
a community of 200+ dedicated organizations!

The Standards Program was created in concert with a number of organizations in the charitable and nonprofit sector. It is truly for the sector, by the sector.

It was rigorous and challenging but created the opportunity for our Board to have conversations we may not have had otherwise. We are better and stronger for it.”
~ Sharilyn Hale, Governance Committee Chair, Canadian Feed The Children

The Aurora Cultural Centre sought Accreditation through Imagine Canada to clearly demonstrate our commitment to charitable best practices. We look forward to proudly showcasing the Trustmark on our materials and website.” 
~ Laura Schembri, Executive Director, Aurora Cultural Centre.

Listen to Ted Garrard, President and CEO, SickKids Foundation, discuss why the Foundation joined the Standards Program and how it was worthwhile for both staff and volunteers (mp4 file, 3 minutes).