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WHO WE ARE
Our cause is Canada's charities and nonprofits

Through research, federal policy and advocacy, HR and fundraising resources, nonprofit accreditation and corporate community investment certification, we work with and for the social good sector, supporting its organizations and leaders who are making a difference in our communities in Canada and around the world.

Land Acknowledgement

Imagine Canada’s staff, operations, work, and network depend on traditional Indigenous territories to provide us physical space, sustenance, safety, and community to work, live, and play. 

Our physical head office is located on the traditional territory of many nations including the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishinabeg, the Haudenosaunee, the Chippewa, and the Wendat (Wyandot). We acknowledge that these lands are covered by Treaty 13 and the Dish With One Spoon Wampum Belt Covenant. We acknowledge that these lands are still home to many diverse First Nations, Métis, and Inuit people. 

Our Mission & Strategy

Our mission is to strengthen Canadian charities and nonprofits so they can better serve individuals and communities both here and around the world.

 

We envision a Canada where thriving communities are fueled by strong nonprofit infrastructure and engagement, and where social, economic, and environmental justice is advanced through collective advocacy and action.

 

To realize our vision and mission, we are committed to an ongoing process of becoming a more equity-driven, inclusive, transformative, and provocative player within and for the social good sector. We also hold ourselves accountable for:
Advancing three foundational goals
  • Funding is flexible, reliable, and flows more equitably to organizations and communities
  • The sector offers prosperous careers and is governed by courageous leaders with lived experience
  • Voices traditionally at the margins are sought out and valued in decisions impacting our collective futures
So we may achieve four strategic directions
  • Influencing the regulatory and policy environment in which social good organizations operate
  • Ensuring decision-makers have access to timely and relevant knowledge about our sector
  • Ensuring organizations are operating at the highest level of excellence
  • Amplifying the unique and diverse perspectives within our sector
 
Our partnerships and annual operating plans are guided by two complementary plans, a 10-year Strategic Planning Framework and a 5-year Theory of Change. We developed and will continue to evolve these plans through ongoing reflection and dialogue with our members and collaborators.
 
We invite you to explore the plans that guide our work and get in touch with feedback and questions, or if you see an alignment between your work and ours.
 
5-Year Theory of Change
10-Year Strategic Planning Framework
All staff together

Our People

Our commitment to equity, anti-racism and anti-oppression

Imagine Canada envisions a charitable and nonprofit sector that supports and cultivates diverse, inclusive, just and equitable communities. We are working towards a sector that is truly representative of the communities we work with, that provides radically inclusive workplaces to employees and volunteers of all backgrounds, and that advances systems change. 

SUPPORTERS

$100,000+
$50,000+

IG Wealth Management
Scotiabank
TD Bank Group

$25,000+

An Anonymous Donor
CIBC
Community Foundations of Canada
Cottonwood Charitable Foundation
Metcalf Foundation
Silent Partner Software Inc.

$10,000+

Accelerist
Amazon Web Services
BarterPay
Benefaction Foundation
Blackbaud - Canada
BullWealth
Donald K. Johnson
Employment and Social Development Canada
Keela
PwC Canada
The Counselling Foundation of Canada

Thank you to our supporters and sponsors for the fiscal year of 2021.

 

 

Become an Imagine Canada Supporter

Your support enables us to take an enhanced leadership role in defining, promoting and strengthening the charitable sector in Canada.

Cover page annual report 2021
2021 Reports

 

Collective work for a stronger future

We can envision progress in everything from how we work, to collaborative efforts, to fostering a more equitable society.

When we support each other, we can achieve great things. That offers tremendous hope for the future.