Imagine Canada News

Summary of the latest news from Imagine Canada. Includes media releases, issue alerts, publications and program or resource announcements.

  • Wednesday, March 22, 2017

    Media Releases

    Declining donor base, looming social deficit highlight need for tax incentives to stimulate giving

    OTTAWA, ON – Imagine Canada, the national umbrella organization representing the nation’s charities and nonprofits, is disappointed that today’s Federal Budget did not include a renewal of the First-Time Donor’s Super Credit. As an initiative that only affected the Treasury when people made a new...

  • Monday, March 13, 2017

    Announcement

    Are you a student interested in a career in the nonprofit sector? Develop hands-on professional experience with this paid opportunity helping Canadian charities and nonprofit organizations.   Join the Imagine Canada team at our midtown Toronto office. Summer positions are dependent on and will...

  • Saturday, March 11, 2017

    Announcement

    On February 2, 2017 we wrote to the Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development to express our interest in the Canadian Statistics Advisory Council proposed within Bill C-36. We have also asked to appear before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology...

  • Tuesday, March 7, 2017

    Announcement

    It’s about making Canada better. It is about creating enabling conditions for social good. It is about strength and sustainability. It is Imagine Canada and it needs people like you. As the nation’s umbrella organization working with and on behalf of, all missions and causes, Imagine...

  • Wednesday, December 14, 2016

    Media Releases

    Tens of thousands of Canadians and a broad cross-section of organizations urge the federal government to reform charity law to protect free speech

    OTTAWA – Today marks the close of the federal government’s 10-week public consultation on the rules governing how charities engage in public policy work. Over 24,000 Canadians submitted letters urging the federal government to reform charity law to end restrictions on charities’ free speech....

  • Monday, December 12, 2016

    Announcement

    The Association for Nonprofit and Social Economy Research (ANSER) invites nonprofit organizations, consultants, policymakers and researchers to propose papers for presentation at their 2017 conference. This conference will be held May 31 to June 2, 2017 at Ryerson University in Toronto. Held...

  • Tuesday, November 15, 2016

    Media Releases

    Only half think charities are open and transparent, but 72% say that accreditation positively influences their views

    Transparency and sound management are the top considerations when deciding whether to support a charity for 86% of Canadians, according to a new survey. The study, which was commissioned to explore familiarity, trust and confidence in Canadian charities, shows a clear need for greater...

  • Wednesday, November 9, 2016

    Issue Alerts

    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...

  • Tuesday, November 8, 2016

    Announcement

    On November 18th, Imagine Canada’s policy team will launch the convening of a working group to study the issue of youth employment in the charitable and nonprofit sector. While youth face barriers to employment within the labour market generally, it has become evident that this is of...

  • Tuesday, November 1, 2016

    Media Releases

    Organizations from all causes, regions and sizes continue to join Program

    Imagine Canada, the umbrella for Canada’s charities and nonprofits, today welcomed the most recent group of 26 organizations to join the growing number of charities and nonprofits accredited under its national Standards Program. This brings the total number of organizations earning this...

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