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Imagine Canada

Strong Charities. Strong Communities.

Standards Program announces latest group of accredited organizations

Tuesday, November 10, 2015
Program continues to represent and reflect broader sector. Welcomes first student association to be accredited.

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 to 160 since the Program began in 2012.

“It’s no small feat for an organization to earn Standards Program accreditation. It’s a rigorous, peer-reviewed process that is meant to build public trust and confidence in the charitable sector,” says Bruce MacDonald, president and CEO of Imagine Canada. “The 160 accredited to date reflect a broad spectrum of organizations in size, scope and geography. Each one takes accountability and operational transparency very seriously. We’re glad to have them on board.”

Newly Accredited Organizations:

Acclaim Health Services
Cancer Research Society
Cystic Fibrosis Canada
Greater Moncton YMCA Foundation Inc.
St. Joseph’s Health Care Foundation of London
Stephen Lewis Foundation
YMCA of Northern BC
YMCAs across Southwestern Ontario
Students’ Association of Mount Royal University
YMCA of Hamilton/Burlington/Brantford

See the full list of accredited organizations.

About the Standards Program

The Standards Program awards accreditation to charities and nonprofits that demonstrate compliance in five fundamental areas: board governance; financial accountability and transparency; fundraising; staff management; and volunteer involvement. The goals of the Program are to increase the transparency of charities and nonprofits in these areas, and to strengthen public confidence in individual organizations and the sector as a whole. Trust is the foundation for what matters to charities and nonprofits, their stakeholders and those who support them. Accredited organizations invest in what matters. They invest in trust.

The Standards Program is made possible with the financial contributions from founding and presenting sponsor Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life; funded by The Lawson Foundation; Supporters and Friends EY and KCI (Ketchum Canada Inc.).

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Additional information about the Standards Program is available at imaginecanada.ca/standards.

Imagine Canada is a national charitable organization whose cause is Canada’s charities. Our three broad goals are to strengthen the sector’s collective voice, create opportunities to connect and learn from each other, and build the sector’s capacity to succeed.

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For further information:

Marnie Grona [English Media]
Director, Marketing & Communications
416-597-2293, ext. 244

Nicole Mitchell [médias francophones]
416-597-2293, poste 305

Our National Partners

  • great west life
  • Lawson Foundation
  • Muttart Foundation
  • RBC Foundation
  • Suncor
  • TD Bank
  • investors group

Learn more about our National Partners and other supporters.

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