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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.

  • Monday, April 18, 2016

    Announcement

    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

    Announcement

    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

    Announcement

    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

    Announcement

    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...

  • Tuesday, November 10, 2015

    Media Releases

    Program continues to represent and reflect broader sector. Welcomes first student association to be accredited.

    Imagine Canada, the umbrella for Canada’s charities and nonprofits, today welcomed the latest group of 10 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, November 9, 2015

    Announcement

    The new federal cabinet was announced on November 4. Ministerial biographies are available online; we have identified a number of ministers with ties to the charitable and nonprofit sector. If you know of any other involvement in charities and nonprofits by members of the new cabinet, please...

  • Monday, November 2, 2015

    Announcement

    Imagine Canada has sent a letter to Justin Trudeau expressing our support for an urgent decision to implement his party’s commitment to reinstate the long-form census. Many charities and nonprofits use census data and census-derived data to develop and assess their approaches to ensure that...

  • Tuesday, October 13, 2015

    Announcement

    Imagine Canada was recently involved in a legal case that could be of major significance to how numerous Canadian charities operate. The proceeding was heard in Montreal before the Federal Court of Appeal last May. The Court considered the revocation by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) of the...

  • Monday, October 5, 2015

    Media Releases

    A brief released today by Imagine Canada shows that despite the recent advocacy ‘chill’, charitable and nonprofit organizations are actively engaging in the current federal election campaign. Charity Impact Brief: Federal Election 2015 illustrates that despite concerns over political activity...

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