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Imagine Canada distributes media releases to journalists, bloggers and writers who cover and are interested in the charitable sector.

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  • Tuesday, February 11, 2014

    Ottawa  – Imagine Canada, the national umbrella for Canadian charities, is pleased with a number of measures announced in today’s federal budget. The budget emphasizes the federal government’s belief “that the charitable sector plays an essential and irreplaceable role in our society by providing...

  • Friday, January 24, 2014

    Imagine Canada, the national umbrella for Canadian charities, supports the Minister of Finance’s proposal to exempt hospital parking from the GST. While hospitals that directly operate parking facilities have long been required to collect and remit GST on parking, the 2013 federal budget...

  • Wednesday, December 4, 2013

    Imagine Canada, the national umbrella for Canada’s charities, today welcomed Industry Minister James Moore’s announcement that registered charities will be exempt from new regulations that will apply to commercial electronic messages. “We are extremely pleased that the Minister has listened...

  • Monday, November 25, 2013

    Imagine Canada, the national umbrella for Canada’s charities and nonprofits, today announces that 38 organizations have recently achieved accreditation through its national Standards Program. This brings to 82 the number of organizations that have been accredited since the program began in ...

  • Friday, June 21, 2013

    Toronto, ON – Six substantial cash prizes were awarded tonight to the winners of the Students (Verb) Charities contest at an awards ceremony in front of an excited and enthusiastic crowd at Toronto’s Royal York Hotel. The contest invited post-secondary students from across Canada to submit public...

  • Tuesday, June 18, 2013

    Imagine Canada, the national umbrella for Canada’s charities and nonprofits, today announces the latest group of 24 organizations to be accredited under its national Standards Program. This program now boasts a total of 45 organizations that have achieved the distinction of accreditation. The...

  • Tuesday, May 28, 2013

    Ottawa, ON – Six prizes will soon be awarded to post-secondary students for the best public awareness campaigns about the charitable sector’s impact on the quality of life. The six Student (Verb) Charities finalists are already winners but to find out who receives the $50,000 first prize for the...

  • 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...

  • Tuesday, February 26, 2013

    Imagine Canada announces the first-ever chief economist for the charitable and nonprofit sector Mr. Brian Emmett joins Imagine Canada in the unique role of chief economist for the charitable and nonprofit sector. Tasked with measuring the impact of the sector and bringing economic issues...

  • Thursday, December 6, 2012

    Canadian Charities now have an easier way to find new funding sources. Imagine Canada is pleased to announce the launch of grantconnect.ca, an innovative and comprehensive bilingual tool that connects charities with funders who support their causes. Grant Connect is the next generation of the...

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