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About the Caring Company commitment

First launched in 1988, the Caring Company program is Canada's premier public expression of excellence and leadership in community investment and corporate social responsibility.

Caring Companies commit to giving at least 1% of their pre-tax profit in support of their communities and in doing so, set the standard for corporate philanthropy in Canada.

Elevate your brand

  • Receive public recognition for your community investment achievements in our annual advertising and media campaigns
  • Be featured in ongoing Imagine Canada community investment research and publications
  • Access to industry insights and expertise to build a forward-thinking community investment strategy

Lead by example

Follow the lead of these Caring Companies: BCAA, Sun Life Financial        Follow the lead of these Caring Companies: Telus, TD Bank

“Many Canadian charities are taking fresh and innovative approaches to address the needs in our communities. As an Imagine Caring Company, we are proud to help them raise the bar and create lasting change.” – Great-West Life

“At Tundra we truly live by our Give Back core value. It's something we believe in, it is a part of who we are, and a part of our culture. We are humbled and grateful to be recognized as one of a few Canadian Caring Companies.” – Tundra Process Solutions

How to apply

To become a Caring Company get in touch and we can help you get your application started.

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The 1% calculation

Connect with Imagine Canada to find out if your business qualifies to be a Caring Company. The types of corporate contributions that count as community investment and that can be used for the Caring Company 1% calculation are:

  • cash and in-kind donations
  • time employees spend volunteering during paid work hours
  • management costs associated with community programs

The Caring Company 1% commitment is aligned with the LBG international framework, recognized as the global standard for understanding community investment. 

What's the State of Corporate Philanthropy in Canada?

Read our latest report

Community Investment Report 2018

To learn more about the employee engagement and corporate giving strategies of leading companies, download our new report on Canadian community investment.

In Corporate Giving in a Changing Canada we explore the rise of partnerships, the need for strategic disaster philanthropy, and tackle the question: is the corporate philanthropy of the past dead or has it evolved?

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For questions about the Caring Company Program:

Tawanda Chirenda, Manager, Corporate Engagement
1 (800) 263-1178 x337

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