Imagine Canada

Strong Charities. Strong Communities.

Policy Priorities

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.

Senate Study

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.

You can help, find out how!

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. 

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Data Strategy

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.

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Social Procurement

Canada’s social deficit is on the rise, find out more about how to keep social value at the centre of federal economic policy.

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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!

Learn about regulatory reform!

Anti-spam Legislation

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.

Learn more about anti-spam rules!

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