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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.

  • Wednesday, March 26, 2014

    Issue Alerts

    Canada Post announced a suite of relief measures in response to widespread concern over recently announced postage rate hikes, which are to take effect on March 31, 2014.  Read more

  • Wednesday, February 19, 2014

    Announcement, Issue Alerts, New Publications

    A new conversation with Canadians about charities and nonprofits

    Today Imagine Canada announces the release of the first elements of the Narrative Tool Kit – information to help charities and nonprofits explain to Canadians who we are, what we do and how we’re making a difference. This work, done in partnership with a broad coalition of organizations, is...

  • Tuesday, February 11, 2014

    Media Releases

    Ottawa  – Imagine Canada, the national umbrella for Canadian charities, is pleased with a number of measures announced in today’s federal budget. The budget emphasizes the federal government’s belief “that the charitable sector plays an essential and irreplaceable role in our society by providing...

  • Friday, January 24, 2014

    Media Releases

    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, December 4, 2013

    Issue Alerts

    On December 4, federal Industry Minister James Moore announced that the final regulations implementing portions of Canada’s Anti-Spam Law (CASL) will exempt commercial electronic communications sent by or on behalf of a registered charity where the primary purpose of the communication is to raise...

  • Wednesday, December 4, 2013

    Media Releases

    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...

  • Monday, November 25, 2013

    Media Releases

    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 ...

  • Friday, June 21, 2013

    Media Releases

    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...

  • Tuesday, June 18, 2013

    Media Releases

    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...

  • Thursday, June 13, 2013

    Issue Alerts

    On March 21, the 2013 federal budget announced the establishment of a new tax incentive for charitable giving. The First-Time Donor’s Super Credit will be available to people who have never claimed the federal charitable tax credit, or whose most recent claim of the existing credit was in 2007 or...


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