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Imagine Canada

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  • Friday, December 7, 2018

    Imagine Canada, the national umbrella for the charitable and nonprofit sector, is urging Canada Post, its workers, and other parties to expedite the delivery of mail as we approach the holiday season. “Charities, and the communities they serve, count on reliable postal services for reaching...

  • Friday, November 30, 2018

    The federal government is introducing a new set of rules to govern charities’ public policy advocacy. You may be wondering:  what the proposed rules might mean for your organization; and what these rules mean for the sector These Qs and As, developed jointly by Imagine Canada,...

  • Thursday, November 22, 2018

    Imagine Canada, the national umbrella for the charitable and nonprofit sector, is encouraged by a number of commitments made by the federal government in the 2018 Fall Economic Statement. The Minister of Finance has announced the creation of a permanent Advisory Committee on the Charitable Sector....

  • Friday, October 26, 2018

    Greater clarity about registered charities' ability to engage in non-partisan political activities

    Imagine Canada, the national umbrella for Canada’s charitable and nonprofit sector, today expressed its support for proposed Income Tax Act amendments tabled by the federal government on October 25. The Income Tax Act changes, if adopted, would provide much greater clarity and certainty about the...

  • Thursday, August 16, 2018

    Federal Government Appeals in Canada Without Poverty v. AG Canada.

    Imagine Canada, the national umbrella for Canada’s charitable and nonprofit sector, reacts to the federal government’s announcement concerning the political activities of charities. “This announcement from the Ministries of Finance and National Revenue represents real progress for the...

  • Monday, November 13, 2017

    Last June, Employment and Social Development Canada assembled a Steering Group to help design the federal government’s new Social Innovation and Finance Strategy. The Steering Group has published a discussion paper and has invited comments and suggestions. Imagine Canada is working to ensure that...

  • Tuesday, September 19, 2017

    Latest paper from the Personal Philanthropy Project, a national initiative to reawaken philanthropy among affluent Canadians.

    Building upon previous learnings that most Canadians with above average earnings do not plan their charitable contributions, this paper outlines additional quantitative and qualitative research from the past two years: An online survey of 2,027 above average earners Focus groups of...

  • Monday, September 18, 2017

    Each year, the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance holds consultations on the federal budget. The Committee calls for written submissions, and holds hearings throughout the autumn, before presenting its recommendations to the government. In past years, the Committee has allowed...

  • Wednesday, August 16, 2017

    Imagine Canada’s policy team is pleased to announce a working group to study the state of data about the charitable and nonprofit sector. Charities and nonprofits make enormous economic and social contributions to Canada. They employ more than two million people in every community across the...

  • Tuesday, June 27, 2017

    Our Annual General Meeting was held on June 14 in Toronto. For Imagine Canada, 2016 was a year when the strategic planning and collaborative choreography of the previous years were aligned and Imagine Canada fell into step. Please take the time to read Imagine Canada: Getting Into Step, our...


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