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Peer Review

Peer review is an essential element of the Standards Program, contributing to the rigour and credibility of the accreditation process.

All applications for accreditation are reviewed by three volunteer peer reviewers, who then meet with the full panel to discuss and make decisions on a number of applications.

I have greatly appreciated my opportunity to participate in two separate peer review panels for Imagine Canada’s Standards Program. The online platform permits revisions to our documents, and provides access to information resources. The support offered by Imagine Canada staff was a great benefit during this process. This equally allowed us to work with our peers from other organizations with similar objectives. A truly enriching experience.
Alain Laurendeau, Director, Administration and Finance, Cancer Research Society

Peer reviewers must be recommended by the Board Chair or most senior staff person (i.e., ED/CEO) of a Canadian charity or nonprofit. All peer reviewers are required to sign confidentiality and conflict of interest agreements before they are given applications.

Peer Reviewer Application

Peer Reviewers

  • Ann Barnard Ball

    Chief Development Officer
    Blue Sea Philanthropy
  • Jacques Bérubé

    National Director, Membership Accountability
    United Way Canada
  • Stephen Bird

    Board Chair (retired)
    Lanark Renfrew Health & Community Services
  • Alison Bledsoe

    Consultant
  • Susan Bower

    Director of Corporate Services
    Girl Guides of Canada
  • Carmen Boyko

    Executive Director
    Alberta Emerald Foundation
  • Guy Bradbury

    Managing Partner
    The OCP Group
  • Rhae Ann Bromley

    Director, Communications
    Heart and Stroke Foundation
  • Trish Bronsch

    Consultant
  • Michelle Campbell

    President & CEO
    St. Joseph's Health Care Foundation
  • Michelle Coombs

    Manager, Member Services
    Ontario Non-Profit Housing Association
  • Gail Cosman

    Chief Financial & Administrative Officer
    IIBA-International Institute of Business Analysis
  • Amy Coupal

    Executive Director
    My Class Needs Foundation
  • Denise Cumming

    Executive Director
    University Hospitals Kingston Foundation
  • Claude David

    Secretary-Treasurer
    J.W. McConnell Family Foundation
  • Diana Deakin-Thomas

    CEO
    YMCA of Brockville and Area
  • Christopher Dougherty

    Development Officer, Volunteer Program
    STARS Foundation
  • Ian Edward

    Executive Director
    Toronto Kiwanis Boys & Girls Clubs
  • Derek Evans

    Executive Director (retired)
    Cuso International
  • Iris Fabbro

    Executive Director
    North York Women's Centre
  • Peter Faid

    Board Member
    Edmonton Community Legal Centre
  • Michael Farris

    Chair, Board of Directors
    Edmonton Chamber of Voluntary Organizations
  • Marcy Fogal

    Executive Director
    Students' Association of Mount Royal University (SAMRU)
  • Tracy Ford

    Volunteer Services Coordinator
    The Children's Aid Society of Toronto
  • Scott Forfar

    Vice-President & Chief Operating Officer
    Royal Ontario Museum Governors
  • Darlene Frampton

    Consultant
  • Sharilyn Hale

    Principal
    Watermark Philanthropic Advising
  • Renée Hébert

    Director of Accreditation
    Big Brothers and Sisters of Canada
  • Jeanette Heywood

  • Tamara Ingrilli

    Community Investment Manager
    United Way of Winnipeg
  • Catherine Jagdeo

    Senior Volunteer Co-ordinator
    William Osler Health System, Brampton Civic Hospital Site
  • Shauneen Kellner

    Executive Director
    Arthritis Research Canada
  • Graham Kelsey

    Past President
    Central Cariboo Arts and Culture Society
  • Sandi Kiverago

    Director of Technology and Internal Relations
    Frontier College
  • Alain Laurendeau

    Director, Finance and Administration
    Old Brewery Mission
  • Danielle Leguard-White

    Manager of Major Gifts
    Canadian Blood Services
  • Kathy Lilyholm

    Senior Manager, Fund Development
    YWCA Metro Vancouver
  • Joanne Linzey

    Vice President Community Impact (former)
    UWCC
  • Lisa Litz

    Consultant
  • Kathy Magee

    Vice President
    Volunteer Management Professionals of Canada
  • Tracey Mann

    Executive Director
    Community Initiatives Fund
  • Jane Marco

    Principal Consultant
    Marco Strategy Partners
  • Darius Maze

    Resource Development & Communications Manager
    The Bloom Group
  • Noreen Mian

    Executive Director
    Volunteer Manitoba
  • Shawn Mitchell

    Executive Director
    VanDusen Botanical Garden Association
  • Lyndsay Montina

    Director of the Board
    Boys & Girls Club of Lethbridge
  • Mariana Nimara

    Director of Administration
    Cerebral Palsy Association in Alberta
  • Tim Plumptre

    Board Chair
    Sylva Gelber Music Foundation
  • Debra Radi

    Contract Faculty
    University of Winnipeg
  • Jody Rathgeber

    Director, Finance & Administration
    St. Michaels Hospital Foundation
  • Lucie Rémillard

    President
    LR Stratégie
  • Mehvish Rizvi

    Program Manager
    Outside Looking In
  • Pamela Seto

    Assistant Vice-President, Marketing and Development
    Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada
  • Debbie Sevenpifer

    Chief Financial Officer
    YMCA of Greater Toronto
  • Heather Simpson

    Director, Community Accounts
    Alterna Savings
  • Jerry Smith

    President
    Arts Consultants Canada
  • Dave Spedding

    Chief Operating Officer
    UNICEF Canada
  • Alison Staples

    VP, Human Resources
    Canadian Cancer Society
  • Ming-Young Tam

    Board Member / Advisor
    Endeavour Volunteer Consulting for Non-Profits
  • Sheila Tilotta

    Vice President
    Southlake Regional Health Centre Foundation
  • Anne Tinker

    Executive Director (retired)
    Cambridge Shelter Corporation
  • Cristina Toporas

    Director, Strategic Initiatives
    Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada
  • Patricia Valleau

    Principal and COO
    Valleau Fundraising Consulting
  • Barbara Weber

    Possibilities Architect
    FuseSocial
  • Beth Weintrop

    Major Gifts
    Nature Conservancy of Canada
  • Barb Willet

    Executive Director
    Health Nexus
  • Shirley Wilson

    Consultant
    SPW Fraser Valley

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