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  • Update and clarifications about Canada’s Anti-Spam Law | Imagine Canada
    in subsection 248 1 of the Income Tax Act and the message has as its primary purpose raising funds for the charity Industry Canada has advised us that they interpret this to mean all activities that fall under the Canada Revenue Agency definition of fundraising and which registered charities use to calculate their fundraising ratio are exempt from the regulations a number of other activities that lie beyond the CRA fundraising definition and which charities do not have to report when calculating their fundraising ratio will also be exempt What this means Charities have been concerned that some of their activities that generate significant funds for the organization would not be exempt from CASL Industry Canada advises us that in addition to activities covered by the CRA fundraising definition they deem the following types of activities to be exempt newsletters that promote upcoming fundraising events even where mention is made of corporate sponsors of those events promoting charitable activities that may involve a cost recovery element charging participants for materials for example and the promotion of events and the sale of tickets by organizations such as those of performing arts or cultural institutions where the proceeds flow directly to the charity By way of reminder CASL only applies to commercial electronic messages Newsletters and purely informational items are exempt if they do not contain commercial material Action on this file With the implementation date for CASL approaching we have heard from many of you seeking clarification about parts of the regulations and what it means for your organization We have been working over the last several months to obtain clarification from Industry Canada We have prepared two FAQ documents The first of these will be of particular interest to registered charities as it outlines the circumstances under which they are

    Original URL path: http://www.imaginecanada.ca/who-we-are/whats-new/news/update-and-clarifications-about-canada%E2%80%99s-anti-spam-law (2014-10-22)
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  • Accredited charities and nonprofits grow to 109! | Imagine Canada
    charitable organizations on the rise Imagine Canada s Standards Program accreditation builds confidence among donors and prospective donors and The Stop is proud to be counted among those organizations who have met these standards of excellence Cheryl Roddick Director of Development The Stop Community Food Centre We work in a sector where best practices sound governance and transparency are keys to success Going through the Standards Program was an important process for our board volunteers and our staff so they can feel confident about UNICEF Canada We believe the Standards accreditation will be important to our donors as well This is something all charities should be striving to achieve Dave Spedding Chief Operating Officer UNICEF Canada Our participation in the Standards Program has strengthened our association as it forced us to take a very top to bottom review of the key elements involved in running an association and created a benchmark to compare against I encourage all associations in Canada to participate in this program there is a lot of work involved and some commitment of resources but the outcomes will be well worth the effort Leon Mills Executive Director Canadian Hard of Hearing Association Newfoundland and Labrador Transparent peer review process Organizations policies and procedures in the five areas of the standards are rigorously examined by a panel of volunteer peer reviewers from the sector Organizations must comply with all standards to be accredited Newly accredited organizations Alberta Children s Hospital Foundation Bay Area Restoration Council Canadian Hard of Hearing Association Newfoundland and Labrador CHHA NL Capacity Waterloo Region Children s Health Foundation Crohn s and Colitis Canada Edmonton Community Foundation Epilepsy Ontario Good Neighbours Active Living Centre Greenest City Help Lesotho Junior Achievement of Central Ontario Mills Community Support Corporation Northern Lights Health Foundation One Family Fund Canada

    Original URL path: http://www.imaginecanada.ca/who-we-are/whats-new/news/accredited-charities-and-nonprofits-grow-109 (2014-10-22)
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  • Sector Monitor Vol. 4 No. 1 released | Imagine Canada
    here Home Who we are What s New News Share This About Imagine Canada What s New News Events Get Involved Our Supporters Our People Media Issues Centre Sector Monitor Vol 4 No 1 released Tuesday April 15 2014 New Publications sectormonitor v4 n1 cover 300px jpg Imagine Canada s latest Sector Monitor report shows charities strengthen but face resource crunch due to increasing demand Our National Partners Learn more

    Original URL path: http://www.imaginecanada.ca/who-we-are/whats-new/news/sector-monitor-vol-4-no-1-released (2014-10-22)
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  • New Publications | Imagine Canada
    state of charities across the country and their ability to deliver their missions This release is significant Continue reading 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 Continue reading Imagine Canada releases Narrative Tool Kit Wednesday February 19 2014 A new conversation with Canadians about charities and nonprofits Today

    Original URL path: http://www.imaginecanada.ca/news/new-publications (2014-10-22)
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  • Imagine Canada names Bruce MacDonald President and CEO | Imagine Canada
    record in the sector most recently serving as CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada Bruce is the ideal person to lead Imagine Canada says Vaillancourt He was the unanimous choice of the search committee is bilingual has extensive experience as a leader in our sector and has exceptional skills in marketing MacDonald says he is looking forward to this new role I am thrilled to be moving to another dynamic organization one that is providing great leadership for the charitable sector I am honoured to have been selected to contribute to the future direction of Imagine Canada and am looking forward to the many exciting opportunities that lie ahead Bruce takes over from Marcel Lauzière who led the organization with distinction for the past five and a half years Until Bruce takes up his position Senior Vice President Cathy Barr will serve as Acting President and CEO of Imagine Canada The search committee wishes to acknowledge that its work was supported by the Executive Search Practice at KCI Ketchum Canada Inc 30 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

    Original URL path: http://www.imaginecanada.ca/who-we-are/whats-new/news/imagine-canada-names-bruce-macdonald-president-and-ceo (2014-10-22)
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  • Relief on Postage Rate Increases | Imagine Canada
    Who we are What s New News Share This About Imagine Canada What s New News Events Get Involved Our Supporters Our People Media Issues Centre Relief on Postage Rate Increases Wednesday March 26 2014 Issue Alerts 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 Our National Partners

    Original URL path: http://www.imaginecanada.ca/who-we-are/whats-new/news/relief-postage-rate-increases (2014-10-22)
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  • Imagine Canada News | Imagine Canada
    While hospitals that directly operate parking facilities have long been required to collect and remit GST on parking the 2013 federal budget Continue reading Exemption for Charities from the Anti Spam Regulations Wednesday December 4 2013 Issue Alerts On December 4 federal Industry Minister James Moore announced that the final regulations implementing portions of Canada s Anti Spam Law CASL will exempt commercial electronic communications sent by or on behalf of a registered charity where the primary purpose of the communication is to raise Continue reading Imagine Canada Applauds Anti spam Exemption for Charities Wednesday December 4 2013 Media Releases Imagine Canada the national umbrella for Canada s charities today welcomed Industry Minister James Moore s announcement that registered charities will be exempt from new regulations that will apply to commercial electronic messages We are extremely pleased that the Minister has listened Continue reading Accredited charities and nonprofits grow in number Monday November 25 2013 Media Releases 39 more organizations accredited by Imagine Canada s Standards Program Imagine Canada the national umbrella for Canada s charities and nonprofits today announces that 38 organizations have recently achieved accreditation through its national Standards Program This brings to 82 the number of organizations that have been accredited since the program began in Continue reading The Muttart Foundation and Imagine Canada Award 100 000 to Winners of Students Verb Charities Contest Friday June 21 2013 Media Releases Team of post secondary students from Winnipeg takes home 50 000 first prize Toronto ON Six substantial cash prizes were awarded tonight to the winners of the Students Verb Charities contest at an awards ceremony in front of an excited and enthusiastic crowd at Toronto s Royal York Hotel The contest invited post secondary students from across Canada to submit public Continue reading Charities and nonprofits meet

    Original URL path: http://www.imaginecanada.ca/who-we-are/whats-new/imagine-canada-news?page=1 (2014-10-22)
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  • Imagine Canada News | Imagine Canada
    of January 1 2013 or later The revised T3010 will apply to all charities with a 2013 year end and for those who will be reporting in 2013 on their 2012 activities Information on the revised form can be Continue reading Imagine Canada announces Canada s first ever Chief Economist for the Charitable and Nonprofit Sector Tuesday February 26 2013 Media Releases Imagine Canada announces the first ever chief economist for the charitable and nonprofit sector Mr Brian Emmett joins Imagine Canada in the unique role of chief economist for the charitable and nonprofit sector Tasked with measuring the impact of the sector and bringing economic issues Continue reading Imagine Canada launches Grant Connect Thursday December 6 2012 Announcement Media Releases Les organismes de bienfaisance du Canada ont maintenant un moyen plus facile de trouver de nouvelles sources de financement Canadian Charities now have an easier way to find new funding sources Imagine Canada is pleased to announce the launch of grantconnect ca an innovative and comprehensive bilingual tool that connects charities with funders who support their causes Grant Connect is the next generation of the Continue reading Students One idea will lead to 50 000 Could it be yours Thursday November 1 2012 Media Releases Only one month left to submit your campaigns to Imagine Canada and the Muttart Foundation s national contest Students Verb Charities Ottawa Ontario When you think of the charitable sector you probably picture individual charitable organizations and the excellent work they do Or Continue reading Charities Engagement in Public Policy Monday May 28 2012 Issue Alerts Imagine Canada has been asked to appear in front of the House of Commons Finance Committee this evening to discuss portions of the budget legislation affecting charities As you are aware the 2012 federal budget included provisions on

    Original URL path: http://www.imaginecanada.ca/who-we-are/whats-new/imagine-canada-news?page=2 (2014-10-22)
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