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2016 News Archives

  • Canadians and charities seek changes to federal charity law

    Wednesday, December 14, 2016

    OTTAWA – Today marks the close of the federal government’s 10-week public consultation on the rules governing how charities engage in public policy work. Over 24,000 Canadians submitted letters urging the federal government to reform charity law to end restrictions on charities’ free speech....

  • ANSER conference: Call for Papers

    Monday, December 12, 2016

    The Association for Nonprofit and Social Economy Research (ANSER) invites nonprofit organizations, consultants, policymakers and researchers to propose papers for presentation at their 2017 conference. This conference will be held May 31 to June 2, 2017 at Ryerson University in Toronto. Held...

  • Greater transparency would spur charitable donations: Survey

    Tuesday, November 15, 2016

    Transparency and sound management are the top considerations when deciding whether to support a charity for 86% of Canadians, according to a new survey. The study, which was commissioned to explore familiarity, trust and confidence in Canadian charities, shows a clear need for greater...

  • Call to Action: Participate in CRA’s political activities consultation

    Wednesday, November 9, 2016

    Imagine Canada convened a working group of 33 organizations of all types, from across Canada, to identify recommendations on political activity regulation. We are sharing the results, and we invite you to join us in making this submission to CRA. NEW deadline to submit: December 14th! Act...

  • New Policy Working Group to study Youth Employment in the Charitable Sector

    Tuesday, November 8, 2016

    On November 18th, Imagine Canada’s policy team will launch the convening of a working group to study the issue of youth employment in the charitable and nonprofit sector. While youth face barriers to employment within the labour market generally, it has become evident that this is of...

  • Standards Program crosses 200 threshold as 26 more charities accredited

    Tuesday, November 1, 2016

    Imagine Canada, the umbrella for Canada’s charities and nonprofits, today welcomed the most recent group of 26 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...

  • Canada faces looming social deficit of up to $23 billion in 2026

    Tuesday, October 18, 2016

    Imagine Canada today released Charities, Sustainable Funding and Smart Growth, a discussion paper by Brian Emmett, Chief Economist for Canada’s Charitable and Nonprofit Sector. Through a series of scenarios that project the state of the charitable and nonprofit sector in 2026, Emmett outlines...

  • Insights into day-to-day Public Policy activities by Charities

    Tuesday, October 4, 2016

    Imagine Canada released the latest Sector Monitor report today which focuses on the public policy and political activities by charities. Survey responses indicate that most charities (67%) are involved in some form of public policy activity, including 31% involved in political activities. This is...

  • New forum to delve into topics on the front lines of Canada’s nonprofit sector

    Tuesday, October 4, 2016

    The Philanthropist and Imagine Canada today launch Sector Pulse, a group of thought leaders from across the country who will meet regularly to explore issues related to Canada’s charitable and nonprofit sector. Sector Pulse provides a new way for two national organizations to align their...

  • Welcome new Standards Council members!

    Tuesday, August 23, 2016

    We are very pleased to welcome new Standards Council members: Linda Brazier Lamoureux, Director of Learning and Innovation, United Way Winnipeg; Rob Donelson, VP, Development and Alumni Relations, Wilfrid Laurier University; and Leon Mills, ED, Canadian Hard of Hearing Association-NL. The Standards...


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