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Media Releases

  • Thursday, January 19, 2012

    Have you heard the $50,000 story about the charitable sector? Neither have we… YET! Post-secondary students are being challenged to create campaigns that speak about the collective contribution of charities. First prize $50,000! Ottawa, ON – When you think of the charitable sector, you...

  • Thursday, March 29, 2012

    Ottawa – Imagine Canada, the national umbrella organization for charities and public benefit nonprofits, is pleased that the government will “continue to explore social finance instruments” and we encourage the acceleration of these efforts as the sector seeks to meet growing demand with ever...

  • Tuesday, May 8, 2012

    National Accreditation Program is one of the first-of-its-kind globally Imagine Canada launches its new Standards Program today. Designed to strengthen public confidence in the charitable and nonprofit sector, the program is one of the first-of-its-kind globally at a national level. It offers...

  • Thursday, November 1, 2012

    Only one month left to submit your campaigns to Imagine Canada and the Muttart Foundation’s national contest Students (Verb) Charities. Ottawa, Ontario - When you think of the charitable sector, you probably picture individual charitable organizations and the excellent work they do. Or,...

  • Thursday, December 6, 2012

    Les organismes de bienfaisance du Canada ont maintenant un moyen plus facile de trouver de nouvelles sources de financement.

    Canadian Charities now have an easier way to find new funding sources. Imagine Canada is pleased to announce the launch of grantconnect.ca, an innovative and comprehensive bilingual tool that connects charities with funders who support their causes. Grant Connect is the next generation of the...

  • Tuesday, February 26, 2013

    Imagine Canada announces the first-ever chief economist for the charitable and nonprofit sector Mr. Brian Emmett joins Imagine Canada in the unique role of chief economist for the charitable and nonprofit sector. Tasked with measuring the impact of the sector and bringing economic issues...

  • Tuesday, May 28, 2013

    Six Students (Verb) Charities finalists have been chosen. Who will win the top prize of $50,000?

    Ottawa, ON – Six prizes will soon be awarded to post-secondary students for the best public awareness campaigns about the charitable sector’s impact on the quality of life. The six Student (Verb) Charities finalists are already winners but to find out who receives the $50,000 first prize for the...

  • Tuesday, June 18, 2013

    24 more organizations accredited by Imagine Canada Standards Program

    Imagine Canada, the national umbrella for Canada’s charities and nonprofits, today announces the latest group of 24 organizations to be accredited under its national Standards Program. This program now boasts a total of 45 organizations that have achieved the distinction of accreditation. The...

  • Friday, June 21, 2013

    Team of post-secondary students from Winnipeg takes home $50,000 first prize!

    Toronto, ON – Six substantial cash prizes were awarded tonight to the winners of the Students (Verb) Charities contest at an awards ceremony in front of an excited and enthusiastic crowd at Toronto’s Royal York Hotel. The contest invited post-secondary students from across Canada to submit public...

  • Monday, November 25, 2013

    39 more organizations accredited by Imagine Canada’s Standards Program

    Imagine Canada, the national umbrella for Canada’s charities and nonprofits, today announces that 38 organizations have recently achieved accreditation through its national Standards Program. This brings to 82 the number of organizations that have been accredited since the program began in ...


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  • Lawson Foundation
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  • RBC Foundation
  • Suncor
  • TD Bank
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