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Imagine Canada

Strong Charities. Strong Communities.

About Imagine Canada

Imagine Canada is a national charitable organization whose cause is Canada’s charities. Our three broad goals are to amplify the sector’s collective voice, create opportunities to connect and learn from each other, and build the sector’s capacity to succeed. 


We believe in a stronger Canada where charities work together, alongside business and governments, to build vibrant and prosperous communities.


Imagine Canada strengthens and supports Canadian charities and nonprofits so they may better serve and engage individuals and communities here and around the world.

Our Core Beliefs

We believe that charities and nonprofits play an essential role in Canadian society by

  • Engaging Canadians
  • Helping those in need
  • Enhancing quality of life
  • Building knowledge
  • Strengthening public policy
  • Contributing to economic prosperity

We also believe that charities and nonprofits have a responsibility to be

  • Innovative
  • Transparent & Accountable
  • Ethical
  • Well governed
  • Inclusive
  • Collaborative

And, we believe that charities and nonprofits must have the necessary financial and human resources to achieve real impact.


Our History

Imagine Canada was launched in January 2005. It is the result of a union of two of Canada’s leading charitable umbrella organizations, the Canadian Centre for Philanthropy, and the Coalition of National Voluntary Organizations, into a single organization that built on their respective strengths of advocacy, research and corporate citizenship.

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