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Imagine Canada

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Imagine Canada submits recommendations for 2015 federal budget

Monday, August 11, 2014

This year Imagine Canada’s recommendations are intended to strengthen philanthropy, reduce administrative costs, and support the sector’s entrepreneurial activity. With a $6.4 billion federal budget surplus projected for 2015-16, new investments in the sector are more likely now than at any time since the 2008 financial crisis. Imagine Canada recommends the following:

  1. Building on the First-Time Donor’s Super Credit announced in 2013, implement the Stretch Tax Credit for Charitable Giving to promote a culture of ongoing and long-term giving.
  2. Reduce credit card fees for charities to ensure that donors’ dollars go to charitable causes rather than to credit card companies.
  3. Continue to expand access to federal business development services so that charities and nonprofits have greater capacity to generate earned income and serve their communities.

Read our full submission.

Our National Partners

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

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Charitable Registration Number: 119218790 RR0001