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Imagine Canada

Strong Charities. Strong Communities.

Imagine Canada advocates for a sector representative on the Statistics Canada Advisory Council

Saturday, March 11, 2017

On February 2, 2017 we wrote to the Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development to express our interest in the Canadian Statistics Advisory Council proposed within Bill C-36. We have also asked to appear before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology when they study Bill C-36 later this spring.


Our sector has a vested interest in the independence and transparency of Statistics Canada as well as the overall quality of the national statistical system. We rely heavily on high quality data to ensure our programs and services are meeting the needs of Canadians and the communities we serve. We also rely on data to advocate for evidence-based public policies affecting our communities.

Imagine Canada believes that the charitable and nonprofit sector is well-positioned to make a significant and positive contribution to the proposed Council. As both users and generators of large-scale and community-level social and economic data, charities and nonprofits bring perspectives, experiences, and expertise complementary to that found in the public or private sectors or in academia.

Our National Partners

  • great west life
  • Lawson Foundation
  • Muttart Foundation
  • RBC Foundation
  • Suncor
  • TD Bank
  • investors group

Learn more about our National Partners and other supporters.

Charitable Registration Number: 119218790 RR0001