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  • Tuesday, December 4, 2018

    Canadian companies donate generously to help those coping with natural disasters and community tragedies, but few are increasing budgets to meet these unexpected needs, according to a new study from Imagine Canada.

    The Corporate Giving in a Changing Canada study finds that, while eight-in-ten companies gave funds to help communities deal with extreme crises, only 19 per cent increased their community investment budgets. A third elected to re-direct funds originally allocated to other charities, and 48 per...

  • Tuesday, October 30, 2018

    25 charities earn accreditation - Investing in trust, building excellence through common standards of practice

    Imagine Canada, the umbrella for Canada’s charitable sector, announces the most recent group of organizations to have achieved accreditation under its national Standards Program. Twenty organizations were successfully reaccredited while five earned their accreditation for the first time, bringing...

  • Wednesday, July 18, 2018

    Imagine Canada, the national umbrella for Canada’s charitable and nonprofit sector, has reacted to yesterday’s Ontario Superior Court of Justice ruling in the case Canada Without Poverty v. AG Canada. In his ruling, Justice Morgan declared the sections of the Income Tax Act that restrict registered...

  • Tuesday, May 29, 2018

    17 new charities accredited and 7 reaccredited - Investing in trust, building excellence through common standards of practice

    Imagine Canada, the umbrella for Canada’s charitable sector, today welcomes the most recent group of 17 organizations to join the growing number of charities and nonprofits accredited under its national Standards Program, including Fanshawe College Foundation and Fondation de l’Université du...

  • Tuesday, April 10, 2018

    Canadians give more than $14 billion annually, but current demographic trends suggest revenues will decline significantly over time if action not taken

    The long-term viability of Canada’s charitable sector depends on higher donation rates among younger and new Canadians, according to a study released today by the Rideau Hall Foundation (RHF) in partnership with Imagine Canada. The landmark report, titled 30 Years of Giving in Canada, examines...

  • Tuesday, February 6, 2018

    Chief Economist For Canada’s Charitable & Nonprofit Sector Presents Strategic Architecture For Addressing Canada’s Looming Social Deficit

    Imagine Canada today released Beyond Synergy: Charities Building the Future Canadians Want, the follow up to the Charities, Sustainable Funding and Smart Growth discussion paper by Brian Emmett, Chief Economist for Canada’s Charitable and Nonprofit Sector. It presents a strategic architecture for...

  • Tuesday, December 5, 2017

    Canada’s leading corporations widely recognize the business opportunity in putting their brands and resources behind worthy causes, and many plan to increase their community investments, according to a new study issued by Imagine Canada and LBG (London Benchmarking Group) Canada. The 2017...

  • Monday, November 27, 2017

    Raising the next generation to be charitable critical to future happiness, strong communities.

    A majority of parents (89 per cent) believe in inspiring their kids to give to charities, according to a new survey from Imagine Canada. The online study found parents broadly recognize the value of raising children to be kind and generous. A majority see empathy as a valuable life-skill...

  • Tuesday, October 31, 2017

    9 new charities accredited and 1 reaccredited, reaching a total of 231 using Standards Program Trustmark, giving donors peace of mind

    Imagine Canada, the umbrella for Canada’s charitable sector, today welcomed the most recent group of 9 organizations to join the growing number of charities and nonprofits accredited under its national Standards Program. We also congratulate the Daily Bread Food Bank who has successfully been...

  • Tuesday, June 13, 2017

    21 new charities accredited and 11 organizations have earned their reaccreditation

    Imagine Canada, the umbrella for Canada’s charitable sector, today welcomed the most recent group of 21 organizations to join the growing number of charities and nonprofits accredited under its national Standards Program. We also congratulate 11 organizations who have successfully been reaccredited...

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

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