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Imagine Canada

Strong Charities. Strong Communities.


  • Monday, April 4, 2016

    Imagine Canada's Summary of Budget 2016

    On March 22, Finance Minister Bill Morneau tabled the new federal government’s first budget. The government ran on a broad-ranging and activist platform during the 2015 election, and the budget proposes action on many of the commitments that were outlined in that platform, including significant new...

  • Monday, March 21, 2016

    In recent weeks, charities have been watching the progress of the private member’s bill sponsored by Manitoba Conservative MP Ted Falk. The ‘Fairness in Charitable Gifts Act’ (Bill C-239) will be debated in the House of Commons beginning in mid-April. A vote on whether to send the bill to...

  • Tuesday, March 8, 2016

    Deadline to apply for funding is March 11, 2016!

    As part of a broader commitment to youth employment opportunities, the federal government has announced a doubling of the Canada Summer Jobs program, providing funding for organizations including nonprofits, to offer summer jobs to students.  Nonprofit organizations could be eligible for up to...

  • Monday, November 9, 2015

    The new federal cabinet was announced on November 4. Ministerial biographies are available online; we have identified a number of ministers with ties to the charitable and nonprofit sector. If you know of any other involvement in charities and nonprofits by members of the new cabinet, please...

  • Monday, November 2, 2015

    Imagine Canada has sent a letter to Justin Trudeau expressing our support for an urgent decision to implement his party’s commitment to reinstate the long-form census. Many charities and nonprofits use census data and census-derived data to develop and assess their approaches to ensure that...

  • Tuesday, October 13, 2015

    Imagine Canada was recently involved in a legal case that could be of major significance to how numerous Canadian charities operate. The proceeding was heard in Montreal before the Federal Court of Appeal last May. The Court considered the revocation by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) of the...

  • Monday, July 20, 2015

    This spring both the House of Commons and the Senate have been actively studying terrorism, including the security threats facing Canada as well as terrorist financing. The resulting two reports contain recommendations that, if implemented, would directly impact the compliance obligations and...

  • Monday, July 6, 2015

    On Canada Day the Governor General of Canada announced 100 new appointments to the Order of Canada, one of our country’s highest civilian honours. A number of appointees are being noted for contributions tied to the charitable sector in such areas as health, research, education, youth, arts...

  • Wednesday, June 17, 2015

    Our Annual General Meeting was held on June 17 in Toronto. The past year was one of ongoing success for the charitable sector and Imagine Canada. Please take the time to read Voice: 2014 Highlights (PDF) and the full Voice: 2014 Annual Report (online format). Connect with us if you have any...

  • Tuesday, April 7, 2015

    On Thursday April 2, Minister of Finance Joe Oliver announced the Federal Budget will be tabled in the House of Commons on April 21. Imagine Canada will inform Early Alert subscribers that evening of any significant details, and will prepare a comprehensive summary of Budget measures impacting...


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

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