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Issue Alerts

Issue Alerts are notifications of important activities and news which may affect or are related to the charitable sector.

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  • Wednesday, November 9, 2016

    Imagine Canada convened a working group of 33 organizations of all types, from across Canada, to identify recommendations on political activity regulation. We are sharing the results, and we invite you to join us in making this submission to CRA. NEW deadline to submit: December 14th! Act...

  • Wednesday, April 22, 2015

    Context The 2015 federal budget, tabled on April 21, sets the stage for balanced budgets as of this year. The Minister of Finance announced an anticipated federal surplus of $1.4 billion for the 2015-16 fiscal year (which began April 1, 2015), and continued surpluses in subsequent years, rising to...

  • Thursday, December 11, 2014

    On December 10, the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance released its pre-budget report entitled: Towards Prosperity: Federal Budget Priorities for People, Businesses and Communities. The Committee’s report is based on recommendations received from written submissions made in the summer...

  • Thursday, November 20, 2014

    In our most recent pre-budget submission to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance, Imagine Canada recommended that the federal government take action - either through regulation or a voluntary agreement - to reduce fees paid by registered charities when they accept donations or...

  • Friday, July 4, 2014

    As you are aware, Canada’s Anti-Spam Law (CASL) came into effect on July 1, 2014. CASL imposes new requirements on “commercial electronic messages,” including a requirement that the senders of such message must have either express or implied consent from any recipients. The regulations implementing...

  • Monday, June 30, 2014

    While Canada’s Anti-Spam Law takes effect tomorrow, July 1, Imagine Canada has been in contact with both Industry Canada and the CRTC to ensure that charities receive clear and consistent information with regard to how the legislation and regulations apply to our sector. In a teleconference today,...

  • Tuesday, June 24, 2014

    UPDATE: We have been in contact with the CRTC and Industry Canada since we released the below information. The CRTC has indicated their intent to work with Imagine Canada on guidance material that will be released in early July. We will let you know as soon as this is made public. We would also...

  • Thursday, June 5, 2014

    Regulations enforcing Canada’s Anti-Spam Law (CASL) take effect on July 1, 2014. Our Issue Alert of December 4, 2013, reported on the exemption granted to registered charities using electronic messages to raise funds. In light of questions that have been raised with us as to how broadly...

  • Wednesday, March 26, 2014

    Canada Post announced a suite of relief measures in response to widespread concern over recently announced postage rate hikes, which are to take effect on March 31, 2014.  Read more

  • Wednesday, February 19, 2014

    Today Imagine Canada announces the release of the first elements of the Narrative Tool Kit – information to help charities and nonprofits explain to Canadians who we are, what we do and how we’re making a difference. This work, done in partnership with a broad coalition of organizations, is...

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  • great west life
  • Lawson Foundation
  • Muttart Foundation
  • RBC Foundation
  • Suncor
  • TD Bank
  • investors group

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