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Unfair or Unwanted? Competition Between Charities and Nonprofit Businesses in Canada

As Canadian charities face a long-term crisis of financial sustainability, they are looking at ways to increase earned income. At the same time, for-profit businesses have become more active in areas once thought to be the unique domain of charities. 

This discussion paper, by Chief Economist Brian Emmett, argues that for-profit businesses and charities co-exist in many markets, both benefiting from government support, and that tax policy has little, if any, effect on market shares and earnings of for-profit businesses.

Released in January 2019.

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Unfair or Unwanted? Competition Between Charities and Nonprofit Businesses in Canada
Imagine Canada Annual Report 2018

We are implementing a long-term plan to fundamentally improve the operating environment for all charities and nonprofits, working together with sector leaders.

How do we change the very system in which we operate? How can we ensure that charities and nonprofit organizations thrive?

We do it together – by drawing upon sector voices, insights and talents: our collective strength.

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Financial Statement 2018

The public portion of Imagine Canada's Registered Charity Information Return (T3010) can be accessed through the Canada Revenue Agency. 

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Financial Statement 2017

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Financial Statement 2016

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The State of Evaluation in Ontario

This report explores how evaluation is conducted across the province, how the results are being used, and what Ontario nonprofits and charities think about measurement &evaluation practices in the sector. Key areas discussed include:

  • The enablers and barriers of measurement & evaluation
  • How fundees are communicating with their funders around evaluation work
  • Staff time and resources devoted to evaluation

For an in-depth analysis into charities and nonprofits across Canada, download report below:

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The State of Evaluation

This national report provides the first comprehensive look at how Canadian charities are measuring and evaluating their work, how they are talking with their funders about evaluation, and what enablers and barriers they are facing.

In 2018, we surveyed charities across Canada about their measurement and evaluation practices. Through this research, we discovered how the sector is talking about the impact of their work.

March 2019

For an in-depth analysis into charities and nonprofits in Ontario, download our regional report below:

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