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2019 News Archives

  • Imagine Canada submits recommendations for 2015 federal budget

    Monday, August 11, 2014

    This year Imagine Canada’s recommendations are intended to strengthen philanthropy, reduce administrative costs, and support the sector’s entrepreneurial activity. With a $6.4 billion federal budget surplus projected for 2015-16, new investments in the sector are more likely now than at any time...

  • CRTC releases anti-spam guidance for charities

    Friday, July 4, 2014

    As you are aware, Canada’s Anti-Spam Law (CASL) came into effect on July 1, 2014. CASL imposes new requirements on “commercial electronic messages,” including a requirement that the senders of such message must have either express or implied consent from any recipients. The regulations implementing...

  • CRTC to provide anti-spam clarification for charities Friday, July 4

    Monday, June 30, 2014

    While Canada’s Anti-Spam Law takes effect tomorrow, July 1, Imagine Canada has been in contact with both Industry Canada and the CRTC to ensure that charities receive clear and consistent information with regard to how the legislation and regulations apply to our sector. In a teleconference today,...

  • Canada’s Anti-Spam Law (CASL): Imagine Canada seeks clarification from CRTC about anti-spam and charities

    Tuesday, June 24, 2014

    UPDATE: We have been in contact with the CRTC and Industry Canada since we released the below information. The CRTC has indicated their intent to work with Imagine Canada on guidance material that will be released in early July. We will let you know as soon as this is made public. We would also...

  • Update and clarifications about Canada’s Anti-Spam Law

    Thursday, June 5, 2014

    Regulations enforcing Canada’s Anti-Spam Law (CASL) take effect on July 1, 2014. Our Issue Alert of December 4, 2013, reported on the exemption granted to registered charities using electronic messages to raise funds. In light of questions that have been raised with us as to how broadly...

  • Accredited charities and nonprofits grow to 109!

    Tuesday, May 27, 2014

    Imagine Canada, the national umbrella for Canada’s charities and nonprofits, welcomes 27 charities to the growing number of organizations accredited under its Standards Program. This brings the total number of organizations accredited to 109 since the program began in 2011. “This is a...

  • Sector Monitor Vol. 4 No. 1 released

    Tuesday, April 15, 2014

    Imagine Canada’s latest Sector Monitor report shows charities strengthen but face resource crunch due to increasing demand.

  • Imagine Canada names Bruce MacDonald President and CEO

    Wednesday, April 9, 2014

    Bruce MacDonald has been named the new President and CEO of Imagine Canada, the national umbrella for the charitable sector. Board Chair Stéphane Vaillancourt announced today that MacDonald will begin his duties effective July 14. MacDonald has an impressive track record in the sector most...

  • Relief on Postage Rate Increases

    Wednesday, March 26, 2014

    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

  • Imagine Canada releases Narrative Tool Kit

    Wednesday, February 19, 2014

    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...


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