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2013 News Archives

  • Imagine Canada Applauds Anti-spam Exemption for Charities

    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...

  • Exemption for Charities from the Anti-Spam Regulations

    Wednesday, December 4, 2013

    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...

  • Accredited charities and nonprofits grow in number

    Monday, November 25, 2013

    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 ...

  • The Muttart Foundation and Imagine Canada Award $100,000 to Winners of Students (Verb) Charities Contest

    Friday, June 21, 2013

    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...

  • Charities and nonprofits meet high standards

    Tuesday, June 18, 2013

    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...

  • The First-Time Donor’s Super Credit

    Thursday, June 13, 2013

    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...

  • Imagine Canada and the Muttart Foundation to Award $100,000 to Winners of Students (Verb) Charities Contest

    Tuesday, May 28, 2013

    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...

  • Imagine Canada Reacts to Budget 2013

    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...

  • Budget 2013: Summary of items affecting the charitable and nonprofit sector

    Friday, March 22, 2013

    Budget 2013 maintains the federal government’s target to balance the budget by 2015-16. In order to achieve this, Budget 2013 contains limited new spending, while reaffirming spending reductions that were announced in Budget 2012. The budget also contains further measures aimed at improving the...

  • Advocacy, Political Activity and Foreign Funding

    Thursday, March 7, 2013

    The Canada Revenue Agency has released the revised T3010 for charities with year-ends of January 1, 2013 or later. The revised T3010 will apply to all charities with a 2013 year-end, and for those who will be reporting in 2013 on their 2012 activities. Information on the revised form can be ...


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