What happens in Ottawa has a major impact on how charities and nonprofits are able to thrive. The federal government has committed to a renewed legal and regulatory regime for charities and nonprofits and committed to take action on various issues important to your cause.
In May of 2017, Senator Mercer introduced a motion that, if approved, would form a Special Committee to study the future of the charitable and nonprofit sector.
Political Activities & Policy Engagement
Public policy is better when charities are at the table, learn more about allowed activities and how your organization can participate.
It is critical to have up-to-date data about the charitable and nonprofit sector in order to understand our contribution, advocate for improved operating environments and influence public policy.
Canada’s social deficit is on the rise, find out more about how to keep social value at the centre of federal economic policy.
Legal and Regulatory Reform
Charities operate in the 21st century. But the rules that govern them are based largely on 19th century law. Our current policy work is looking to change this!
Since 2014, the Canadian Anti-Spam legislation has created strict rules around sending “commercial electronic messages.” Imagine Canada is working to clarify exemptions for charities and nonprofits.