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Standards - Imagine Canada Accreditation
Empowering nonprofit leaders to improve accountability and performance at their organizations


Canada's most widely recognized nonprofit standards provide best practices that help organizations strengthen governance and operations.


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The standards leverage the wisdom and expertise of the nonprofit sector in topics like board governance, financial accountability and transparency, fundraising, human resources, and volunteer involvement.
Any organization can improve its practices with these standards, or bring their achievement to the next level by earning accreditation through an independent peer review process.

Who is Accredited

Accredited nonprofits have completed a rigorous independent peer review of their operating and governance practices.


The Imagine Canada Accreditation Trustmark lets donors and volunteers know that when supporting an organization, their goodwill is in good hands.




Why Become Accredited?


  →  Strengthen Governance
  →  Manage Risk
  →  Attract Resources
  →  Foster Engagement
  →  Demonstrate Leadership
  →  Continuous Improvement
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Set your organization apart with a nationally recognized third-party verification of excellence in governance and nonprofit management. 
Get in touch.
Whether you are curious about particular standards, are interested in getting started on your accreditation application, or are a donor with questions about our program — we’re ready to help.

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