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  • 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 ...

  • Wednesday, December 4, 2013

    Imagine Canada, the national umbrella for Canada’s charities, today welcomed Industry Minister James Moore’s announcement that registered charities will be exempt from new regulations that will apply to commercial electronic messages. “We are extremely pleased that the Minister has listened...

  • Friday, March 22, 2013

    Ottawa – Imagine Canada, the national umbrella for Canada’s charities and public-benefit nonprofits, is very pleased that today’s federal budget includes a First-Time Donor’s Super Credit to encourage more Canadians to give to charity, and a commitment by the federal government to work with the...

  • Tuesday, May 27, 2014

    Imagine Canada’s Standards Program accredits 27 more charities

    Imagine Canada, the national umbrella for Canada’s charities and nonprofits, welcomes 27 charities to the growing number of organizations accredited under its Standards Program. This brings the total number of organizations accredited to 109 since the program began in 2011. “This is a...

  • Friday, January 24, 2014

    Imagine Canada, the national umbrella for Canadian charities, supports the Minister of Finance’s proposal to exempt hospital parking from the GST. While hospitals that directly operate parking facilities have long been required to collect and remit GST on parking, the 2013 federal budget...

  • Wednesday, April 9, 2014

    Bruce MacDonald has been named the new President and CEO of Imagine Canada, the national umbrella for the charitable sector. Board Chair Stéphane Vaillancourt announced today that MacDonald will begin his duties effective July 14. MacDonald has an impressive track record in the sector most...

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

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