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2018 News Archives

  • The First-Time Donor’s Super Credit

    Thursday, June 13, 2013

    On March 21, the 2013 federal budget announced the establishment of a new tax incentive for charitable giving. The First-Time Donor’s Super Credit will be available to people who have never claimed the federal charitable tax credit, or whose most recent claim of the existing credit was in 2007 or...

  • Imagine Canada and the Muttart Foundation to Award $100,000 to Winners of Students (Verb) Charities Contest

    Tuesday, May 28, 2013

    Ottawa, ON – Six prizes will soon be awarded to post-secondary students for the best public awareness campaigns about the charitable sector’s impact on the quality of life. The six Student (Verb) Charities finalists are already winners but to find out who receives the $50,000 first prize for the...

  • Imagine Canada Reacts to Budget 2013

    Friday, March 22, 2013

    Ottawa – Imagine Canada, the national umbrella for Canada’s charities and public-benefit nonprofits, is very pleased that today’s federal budget includes a First-Time Donor’s Super Credit to encourage more Canadians to give to charity, and a commitment by the federal government to work with the...

  • Budget 2013: Summary of items affecting the charitable and nonprofit sector

    Friday, March 22, 2013

    Budget 2013 maintains the federal government’s target to balance the budget by 2015-16. In order to achieve this, Budget 2013 contains limited new spending, while reaffirming spending reductions that were announced in Budget 2012. The budget also contains further measures aimed at improving the...

  • Advocacy, Political Activity and Foreign Funding

    Thursday, March 7, 2013

    The Canada Revenue Agency has released the revised T3010 for charities with year-ends of January 1, 2013 or later. The revised T3010 will apply to all charities with a 2013 year-end, and for those who will be reporting in 2013 on their 2012 activities. Information on the revised form can be ...

  • Imagine Canada announces Canada's first-ever Chief Economist for the Charitable and Nonprofit Sector

    Tuesday, February 26, 2013

    Imagine Canada announces the first-ever chief economist for the charitable and nonprofit sector Mr. Brian Emmett joins Imagine Canada in the unique role of chief economist for the charitable and nonprofit sector. Tasked with measuring the impact of the sector and bringing economic issues...

  • Imagine Canada launches Grant Connect

    Thursday, December 6, 2012

    Canadian Charities now have an easier way to find new funding sources. Imagine Canada is pleased to announce the launch of grantconnect.ca, an innovative and comprehensive bilingual tool that connects charities with funders who support their causes. Grant Connect is the next generation of the...

  • Students: One idea will lead to $50,000! Could it be yours?

    Thursday, November 1, 2012

    Only one month left to submit your campaigns to Imagine Canada and the Muttart Foundation’s national contest Students (Verb) Charities. Ottawa, Ontario - When you think of the charitable sector, you probably picture individual charitable organizations and the excellent work they do. Or,...

  • Charities' Engagement in Public Policy

    Monday, May 28, 2012

    Imagine Canada has been asked to appear in front of the House of Commons Finance Committee this evening to discuss portions of the budget legislation affecting charities. As you are aware, the 2012 federal budget included provisions on the reporting of political activity that will affect all...

  • New Standards Program for Canada’s Charitable and Nonprofit Sector

    Tuesday, May 8, 2012

    National Accreditation Program is one of the first-of-its-kind globally Imagine Canada launches its new Standards Program today. Designed to strengthen public confidence in the charitable and nonprofit sector, the program is one of the first-of-its-kind globally at a national level. It offers...


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