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Imagine Canada News

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

  • Tuesday, August 16, 2016


    The government’s 2017 pre-budget submission process closed on August 4. We made three recommendations for consideration: Legal and regulatory framework: Commit to fully fund a consultation process to inform the federal government’s plans for a new legal and regulatory framework for the...

  • Monday, July 25, 2016

    For Your Information

    CPA Canada’s Public Sector Accounting Board (PSAB) wants to hear from you! They would like to book a virtual meeting with you to: discuss the accounting standards for Financial Instruments and Foreign Currency Translation, and the impact they have had on your organization; understand the...

  • Wednesday, July 20, 2016


    Yesterday evening Imagine Canada was the victim of an email security breach. At the time it occurred, our immediate response was to alert you of the breach and advise you to change your passwords as a matter of best practice. Additionally, we recommend performing a full virus scan should you have...

  • Monday, June 13, 2016


    What would you like to see in the next federal budget?

    The House of Commons Finance Committee has just launched its consultations for the 2017 federal budget. Each year, the Committee invites anyone who is interested – individuals and organizations – to submit their thoughts and recommendations as to what the federal government’s financial...

  • Tuesday, May 31, 2016

    Media Releases

    Leading the Way: Corporations and Foundations publicly express value of Standards Program accreditation

    Imagine Canada, the umbrella for Canada’s charities and nonprofits, today welcomed the latest group of 17 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 accomplishment...

  • Monday, April 18, 2016


    Each year, Imagine Canada seeks out people interested in helping it achieve its mission of helping to improve the situation for charities serving Canadians and others around the world. Imagine Canada invites nominations or expressions of interest from those interested in serving on the Board...

  • Monday, April 4, 2016


    Imagine Canada's Summary of Budget 2016

    On March 22, Finance Minister Bill Morneau tabled the new federal government’s first budget. The government ran on a broad-ranging and activist platform during the 2015 election, and the budget proposes action on many of the commitments that were outlined in that platform, including significant new...

  • Monday, March 21, 2016


    In recent weeks, charities have been watching the progress of the private member’s bill sponsored by Manitoba Conservative MP Ted Falk. The ‘Fairness in Charitable Gifts Act’ (Bill C-239) will be debated in the House of Commons beginning in mid-April. A vote on whether to send the bill to...

  • Tuesday, March 8, 2016


    Deadline to apply for funding is March 11, 2016!

    As part of a broader commitment to youth employment opportunities, the federal government has announced a doubling of the Canada Summer Jobs program, providing funding for organizations including nonprofits, to offer summer jobs to students.  Nonprofit organizations could be eligible for up to...

  • Tuesday, November 24, 2015

    Media Releases

    Canadians planning to donate this holiday season are being urged to get “strategic” about their charitable giving.

    This holiday season about 60% of Canadian adults are expected to donate approximately $5 billion between now and the end of the year, according to Imagine Canada. This annual tide of generosity is essential to thousands of charities and the communities they serve. According to Statistics...


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