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

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  • Wednesday, December 4, 2013

    On December 4, federal Industry Minister James Moore announced that the final regulations implementing portions of Canada’s Anti-Spam Law (CASL) will exempt commercial electronic communications sent by or on behalf of a registered charity where the primary purpose of the communication is to raise...

  • Thursday, June 13, 2013

    On March 21, the 2013 federal budget announced the establishment of a new tax incentive for charitable giving. The First-Time Donor’s Super Credit will be available to people who have never claimed the federal charitable tax credit, or whose most recent claim of the existing credit was in 2007 or...

  • Friday, March 22, 2013

    Ottawa – Imagine Canada, the national umbrella for Canada’s charities and public-benefit nonprofits, is very pleased that today’s federal budget includes a First-Time Donor’s Super Credit to encourage more Canadians to give to charity, and a commitment by the federal government to work with the...

  • Friday, March 22, 2013

    Budget 2013 maintains the federal government’s target to balance the budget by 2015-16. In order to achieve this, Budget 2013 contains limited new spending, while reaffirming spending reductions that were announced in Budget 2012. The budget also contains further measures aimed at improving the...

  • Thursday, March 7, 2013

    The Canada Revenue Agency has released the revised T3010 for charities with year-ends of January 1, 2013 or later. The revised T3010 will apply to all charities with a 2013 year-end, and for those who will be reporting in 2013 on their 2012 activities. Information on the revised form can be ...

  • Monday, May 28, 2012

    Imagine Canada has been asked to appear in front of the House of Commons Finance Committee this evening to discuss portions of the budget legislation affecting charities. As you are aware, the 2012 federal budget included provisions on the reporting of political activity that will affect all...

  • Friday, May 4, 2012

    In an interview this week, Peter Kent, Minister of the Environment, made comments that suggest charities are “laundering” funds and engaging in improper activity. Imagine Canada has written a letter to Minister Kent and copied the Prime Minister expressing our concerns.

  • Monday, April 2, 2012

    Imagine Canada will monitor the budget implementation legislation and assess the implications of these and any other budget-related measures brought to our attention in the coming weeks. We also invite colleagues to share information with Michelle Gauthier or Bill Schaper what they learn from their...

  • Wednesday, March 21, 2012

    Little change in individual Canadians’ average donation or volunteer activity Today Statistics Canada released its Caring Canadians, Involved Canadians: Tables Report from the 2010 Canada Survey of Giving, Volunteering and Participating (CSGVP). The CSGVP is a survey program designed to better...

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