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Imagine Canada

Strong Charities. Strong Communities.


  • Tuesday, April 1, 2014

    Warren Buffet and Bill Gates should not expect Larry Page to sign on to their high profile giving initiative any time soon. Page, CEO of Google and with a net worth of $31.4 billion had some interesting things to say about philanthropy and change while in Vancouver for a TED talk – particularly for...

  • Monday, December 2, 2013

    Impact — that’s a big part of the answer to one of the most frequently asked questions we get at Imagine Canada — how should I decide which charity to support? When people ask they are often looking for a magic number – how much overhead is OK? What should charities spend on fundraising and...

  • Tuesday, July 23, 2013

    On July 1, Edmonton Journal writer, Susan Marinuk, wrote a piece called Research charities before you give (page no longer published). An edited version of Imagine Canada’s response, How to pick a charity, was published in the Letters to the Editor Section on July 3 (no longer published). Our full...

  • Tuesday, November 12, 2013

    Many of you will have seen by now the results of the recent Muttart Foundation survey: Talking About Charities. This is the 5th iteration of the survey that was first done in 2000. This time around The Muttart Foundation contracted Imagine Canada to do the analysis of the responses. There is...

  • Tuesday, December 10, 2013

    Tax deductions (in the U.S.) and tax credits (in Canada) for charitable donations are both tax expenditures and are viewed in tax policy terms as the equivalent of government program expenditures. This means concern about important goals like deficit control will generally result in a focus on tax...

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