About | Standards
Imagine Canada’s volunteer Board is legally responsible for the Standards Program. The board approves Program policies and procedures; approves participation fees; approves Program budget; establishes the Standards Council and its terms of reference.
Imagine Canada’s Board is elected by the membership of Imagine Canada (which consists of charities and public-benefit nonprofits).
The volunteer Standards Council is responsible for overseeing the Standards Program. This includes recommending Program policies and procedures to the Imagine Canada Board; approving revisions to the Standards; appointing members to peer review panels; reviewing and rendering decisions on complaints about the Program and its participants; and, provide guidance on current and emerging issues relating to the Program.
The current members of the Standards Council are:
Niagara Health Foundation (former)
Regina Food Bank
St. Joseph’s Health Care Foundation
Pennylegion Chung LLP
Drache Aptowitzer LLP
World Vision Canada (former)
Community Housing Transformation Centre
Family Services of Greater Vancouver
Refat Jiwani, Past Chair
Aga Khan Museum (former)
Philanthropic Foundations Canada
Health Association Nova Scotia
Ovarian Cancer Canada
Shelagh Turner, Chair
Canadian Mental Health Association Kelowna
Organizations that have been accredited through the Imagine Canada Standards Program are required to comply with all Standards in order to maintain their accreditation. If you feel that an accredited organization is not operating in compliance with the Standards, you can register a complaint. Read the Complaints Policy for more information on how to submit a complaint and what happens once a complaint has been registered.