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Imagine Canada News

Summary of the latest news from Imagine Canada. Includes media releases, issue alerts, publications and program or resource announcements.

  • Tuesday, October 18, 2016

    Media Releases

    Chief Economist for Canada’s Charitable & Nonprofit Sector forecasts unmet social needs, decreased quality of life

    Imagine Canada today released Charities, Sustainable Funding and Smart Growth, a discussion paper by Brian Emmett, Chief Economist for Canada’s Charitable and Nonprofit Sector. Through a series of scenarios that project the state of the charitable and nonprofit sector in 2026, Emmett outlines...

  • Tuesday, October 4, 2016


    Latest results from Imagine Canada’s Sector Monitor survey about Public Policy Activities

    Imagine Canada released the latest Sector Monitor report today which focuses on the public policy and political activities by charities. Survey responses indicate that most charities (67%) are involved in some form of public policy activity, including 31% involved in political activities. This is...

  • Tuesday, October 4, 2016

    Media Releases

    The Philanthropist and Imagine Canada create Sector Pulse

    The Philanthropist and Imagine Canada today launch Sector Pulse, a group of thought leaders from across the country who will meet regularly to explore issues related to Canada’s charitable and nonprofit sector. Sector Pulse provides a new way for two national organizations to align their...

  • Tuesday, August 23, 2016


    We are very pleased to welcome new Standards Council members: Linda Brazier Lamoureux, Director of Learning and Innovation, United Way Winnipeg; Rob Donelson, VP, Development and Alumni Relations, Wilfrid Laurier University; and Leon Mills, ED, Canadian Hard of Hearing Association-NL. The Standards...

  • Tuesday, August 16, 2016


    The government’s 2017 pre-budget submission process closed on August 4. We made three recommendations for consideration: Legal and regulatory framework: Commit to fully fund a consultation process to inform the federal government’s plans for a new legal and regulatory framework for the...

  • Monday, July 25, 2016

    For Your Information

    CPA Canada’s Public Sector Accounting Board (PSAB) wants to hear from you! They would like to book a virtual meeting with you to: discuss the accounting standards for Financial Instruments and Foreign Currency Translation, and the impact they have had on your organization; understand the...

  • Wednesday, July 20, 2016


    Yesterday evening Imagine Canada was the victim of an email security breach. At the time it occurred, our immediate response was to alert you of the breach and advise you to change your passwords as a matter of best practice. Additionally, we recommend performing a full virus scan should you have...

  • Monday, June 13, 2016


    What would you like to see in the next federal budget?

    The House of Commons Finance Committee has just launched its consultations for the 2017 federal budget. Each year, the Committee invites anyone who is interested – individuals and organizations – to submit their thoughts and recommendations as to what the federal government’s financial...

  • Tuesday, May 31, 2016

    Media Releases

    Leading the Way: Corporations and Foundations publicly express value of Standards Program accreditation

    Imagine Canada, the umbrella for Canada’s charities and nonprofits, today welcomed the latest group of 17 organizations to join the growing number of charities and nonprofits accredited under its national Standards Program. This brings the total number of organizations earning this accomplishment...

  • Monday, April 18, 2016


    Each year, Imagine Canada seeks out people interested in helping it achieve its mission of helping to improve the situation for charities serving Canadians and others around the world. Imagine Canada invites nominations or expressions of interest from those interested in serving on the Board...


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