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2016 News Archives

  • Imagine Canada Recommendations for 2017 Federal Budget

    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...

  • Attention CFOs: Does your charity follow Public Sector Accounting Standards? Your feedback is needed!

    Monday, July 25, 2016

    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...

  • Update: Imagine Canada email security breach resolved

    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...

  • 2017 Federal Budget Consultations Process Launched

    Monday, June 13, 2016

    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...

  • Standards Program announces latest group of accredited organizations

    Tuesday, May 31, 2016

    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...

  • Call for nominations and expressions of interest

    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...

  • Federal Budget 2016 and the Charitable and Nonprofit Sector

    Monday, April 4, 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...

  • Imagine Canada’s Position on the Falk Private Members Bill

    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...

  • Canada Summer Jobs program offers Advantage to Nonprofits

    Tuesday, March 8, 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...


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