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2018 News Archives

  • Canada’s Anti-Spam Law (CASL): Imagine Canada seeks clarification from CRTC about anti-spam and charities

    Tuesday, June 24, 2014

    UPDATE: We have been in contact with the CRTC and Industry Canada since we released the below information. The CRTC has indicated their intent to work with Imagine Canada on guidance material that will be released in early July. We will let you know as soon as this is made public. We would also...

  • Update and clarifications about Canada’s Anti-Spam Law

    Thursday, June 5, 2014

    Regulations enforcing Canada’s Anti-Spam Law (CASL) take effect on July 1, 2014. Our Issue Alert of December 4, 2013, reported on the exemption granted to registered charities using electronic messages to raise funds. In light of questions that have been raised with us as to how broadly...

  • Accredited charities and nonprofits grow to 109!

    Tuesday, May 27, 2014

    Imagine Canada, the national umbrella for Canada’s charities and nonprofits, welcomes 27 charities to the growing number of organizations accredited under its Standards Program. This brings the total number of organizations accredited to 109 since the program began in 2011. “This is a...

  • Sector Monitor Vol. 4 No. 1 released

    Tuesday, April 15, 2014

    Imagine Canada’s latest Sector Monitor report shows charities strengthen but face resource crunch due to increasing demand.

  • Imagine Canada names Bruce MacDonald President and CEO

    Wednesday, April 9, 2014

    Bruce MacDonald has been named the new President and CEO of Imagine Canada, the national umbrella for the charitable sector. Board Chair Stéphane Vaillancourt announced today that MacDonald will begin his duties effective July 14. MacDonald has an impressive track record in the sector most...

  • Relief on Postage Rate Increases

    Wednesday, March 26, 2014

    Canada Post announced a suite of relief measures in response to widespread concern over recently announced postage rate hikes, which are to take effect on March 31, 2014.  Read more

  • Imagine Canada releases Narrative Tool Kit

    Wednesday, February 19, 2014

    Today Imagine Canada announces the release of the first elements of the Narrative Tool Kit – information to help charities and nonprofits explain to Canadians who we are, what we do and how we’re making a difference. This work, done in partnership with a broad coalition of organizations, is...

  • Imagine Canada pleased with federal budget measures relating to charities

    Tuesday, February 11, 2014

    Ottawa  – Imagine Canada, the national umbrella for Canadian charities, is pleased with a number of measures announced in today’s federal budget. The budget emphasizes the federal government’s belief “that the charitable sector plays an essential and irreplaceable role in our society by providing...

  • Imagine Canada Applauds Hospital Parking GST Proposal

    Friday, January 24, 2014

    Imagine Canada, the national umbrella for Canadian charities, supports the Minister of Finance’s proposal to exempt hospital parking from the GST. While hospitals that directly operate parking facilities have long been required to collect and remit GST on parking, the 2013 federal budget...

  • Imagine Canada Applauds Anti-spam Exemption for Charities

    Wednesday, December 4, 2013

    Imagine Canada, the national umbrella for Canada’s charities, today welcomed Industry Minister James Moore’s announcement that registered charities will be exempt from new regulations that will apply to commercial electronic messages. “We are extremely pleased that the Minister has listened...


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