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2018 News Archives

  • 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...

  • Holiday giving expected to hit $5 billion

    Tuesday, November 24, 2015

    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...

  • Standards Program announces latest group of accredited organizations

    Tuesday, November 10, 2015

    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...

  • New Federal cabinet has strong ties to charitable sector

    Monday, November 9, 2015

    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...

  • Imagine Canada sends letter to Prime Minister-designate on long-form census

    Monday, November 2, 2015

    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...

  • Potential Impact on Canadian Charity Operations in light of Revocation Case

    Tuesday, October 13, 2015

    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...

  • Charities heating up Federal Election despite ongoing Chill

    Monday, October 5, 2015

    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...

  • The Election Hub is live! See Charities in Action!

    Tuesday, September 15, 2015

    Imagine Canada has launched an Election Hub highlighting the issues that charities and nonprofits are raising, as well as any election resources they’ve created to get organizations and citizens engaged. The federal election creates a welcome opportunity for the charitable sector to talk...

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