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2019 News Archives

  • 2017 Federal Budget Consultations Process Launched

    Monday, June 13, 2016

    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...

  • Standards Program announces latest group of accredited organizations

    Tuesday, May 31, 2016

    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...

  • Call for nominations and expressions of interest

    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...

  • Federal Budget 2016 and the Charitable and Nonprofit Sector

    Monday, April 4, 2016

    On March 22, Finance Minister Bill Morneau tabled the new federal government’s first budget. The government ran on a broad-ranging and activist platform during the 2015 election, and the budget proposes action on many of the commitments that were outlined in that platform, including significant new...

  • Imagine Canada’s Position on the Falk Private Members Bill

    Monday, March 21, 2016

    In recent weeks, charities have been watching the progress of the private member’s bill sponsored by Manitoba Conservative MP Ted Falk. The ‘Fairness in Charitable Gifts Act’ (Bill C-239) will be debated in the House of Commons beginning in mid-April. A vote on whether to send the bill to...

  • Canada Summer Jobs program offers Advantage to Nonprofits

    Tuesday, March 8, 2016

    As part of a broader commitment to youth employment opportunities, the federal government has announced a doubling of the Canada Summer Jobs program, providing funding for organizations including nonprofits, to offer summer jobs to students.  Nonprofit organizations could be eligible for up to...

  • Holiday giving expected to hit $5 billion

    Tuesday, November 24, 2015

    This holiday season about 60% of Canadian adults are expected to donate approximately $5 billion between now and the end of the year, according to Imagine Canada. This annual tide of generosity is essential to thousands of charities and the communities they serve. According to Statistics...

  • Standards Program announces latest group of accredited organizations

    Tuesday, November 10, 2015

    Imagine Canada, the umbrella for Canada’s charities and nonprofits, today welcomed the latest group of 10 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...

  • New Federal cabinet has strong ties to charitable sector

    Monday, November 9, 2015

    The new federal cabinet was announced on November 4. Ministerial biographies are available online; we have identified a number of ministers with ties to the charitable and nonprofit sector. If you know of any other involvement in charities and nonprofits by members of the new cabinet, please...

  • Imagine Canada sends letter to Prime Minister-designate on long-form census

    Monday, November 2, 2015

    Imagine Canada has sent a letter to Justin Trudeau expressing our support for an urgent decision to implement his party’s commitment to reinstate the long-form census. Many charities and nonprofits use census data and census-derived data to develop and assess their approaches to ensure that...

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