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It’s been a great process for us and I can only encourage people to think about it for their own organization.”
~ Ted Garrard, President & CEO, SickKids Foundation

The process was very worthwhile. It pointed out where we were strong and where we needed work. Moreover, it assists us to shape our forward strategy, which is extremely helpful and beneficial to those we serve.”
~ Debbie Scarborough, Executive Director, South Okanagan Women in Need Society (SOWINS)

UNICEF is proud to be one of the first 100 charities in Canada to have met the Imagine Canada Standard’s strict guidelines. In this sector, good governance, transparency and best practices are an achievement that means we’re bringing more good into the world with the support Canadians provide. Donations may begin as dollars, but they grow into life-saving support for children all around the world. Having the Imagine Canada Standards Trustmark allows our board, volunteers, staff and donors to feel confident that we will have the greatest impact possible.”
~ Dave Spedding, Chief Operating Officer, UNICEF Canada

Kids Help Phone believes strongly in the value of Imagine Canada’s Standards program. Our accreditation demonstrates to donors our commitment to operate at the highest level of transparency and accountability, and that they can be assured that their gifts are well-stewarded for the greatest impact.”
~ Sharon Wood, CEO, Kids Help Phone

Our participation in the Standards Program has strengthened our association as it ‘forced’ us to take a very top to bottom review of the key elements involved in running an association and created a benchmark to compare against. I encourage all associations in Canada to participate in this program. There is a lot of work involved and some commitment of resources, but the outcomes will be well worth the effort.”
~ Leon Mills, Executive Director, Canadian Hard of Hearing Association - Newfoundland and Labrador

Working as a team, we were able to increase our organization’s transparency and capacity, and to strengthen public confidence in KidsAbility Foundation and the nonprofit sector as a whole - one of the key goals set forth by the Standards Program.”
~ Lisa Talbot, Executive Director, Kidsabilty Foundation

Not only does the Standards Program help us to ensure that we are following best practices when it comes to good governance, but it also signals to our board members, donors and other stakeholders that the organization has a strong policy framework, which is important.”
~ Sandra Richardson, CEO, Victoria Foundation

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  • RBC Foundation
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