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  • Media Releases | Imagine Canada
    of the Continue reading Imagine Canada announces Canada s first ever Chief Economist for the Charitable and Nonprofit Sector Tuesday February 26 2013 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 and the Muttart Foundation to Award 100 000 to Winners of Students Verb Charities Contest Tuesday May 28 2013 Six Students Verb Charities finalists have been chosen Who will win the top prize of 50 000 Ottawa ON Six prizes will soon be awarded to post secondary students for the best public awareness campaigns about the charitable sector s impact on the quality of life The six Student Verb Charities finalists are already winners but to find out who receives the 50 000 first prize for the Continue reading Charities and nonprofits meet high standards Tuesday June 18 2013 24 more organizations accredited by Imagine Canada Standards Program Imagine Canada the national umbrella for Canada s charities and nonprofits today announces the latest group of 24 organizations to be accredited under its national Standards Program This program now boasts a total of 45 organizations that have achieved the distinction of accreditation The Continue reading The Muttart Foundation and Imagine Canada Award 100 000 to Winners of Students Verb Charities Contest Friday June 21 2013 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

    Original URL path: http://www.imaginecanada.ca/news/media-releases?page=1 (2014-10-22)
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  • Media Releases | Imagine Canada
    umbrella for Canada s charities and nonprofits welcomes 27 charities to the growing number of organizations accredited under its Standards Program This brings the total number of organizations accredited to 109 since the program began in 2011 This is a Continue reading Imagine Canada Applauds Hospital Parking GST Proposal Friday January 24 2014 Imagine Canada the national umbrella for Canadian charities supports the Minister of Finance s proposal to exempt hospital parking from the GST While hospitals that directly operate parking facilities have long been required to collect and remit GST on parking the 2013 federal budget Continue reading Imagine Canada names Bruce MacDonald President and CEO Wednesday April 9 2014 Bruce MacDonald has been named the new President and CEO of Imagine Canada the national umbrella for the charitable sector Board Chair Stéphane Vaillancourt announced today that MacDonald will begin his duties effective July 14 MacDonald has an impressive track record in the sector most Continue reading Imagine Canada pleased with federal budget measures relating to charities Tuesday February 11 2014 Ottawa Imagine Canada the national umbrella for Canadian charities is pleased with a number of measures announced in today s federal budget The budget emphasizes the federal government

    Original URL path: http://www.imaginecanada.ca/news/media-releases?page=2 (2014-10-22)
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  • foundation-research-cover-300px.jpg | Imagine Canada
    Canada search menu Search Menu principal Qui nous sommes Nos programmes Ressources et outils Qui nous sommes Nos programmes Ressources et outils Vous êtes ici Accueil Partager cette page foundation research cover 300px jpg Nos partenaires nationaux En savoir plus sur nos partenaires nationaux et autres commanditaires Qui nous sommes Nos programmes Ressources et outils Imagine Canada Connexion subvention Source OSBL portail DonAction Demandes de renseignements des médias Contactez nous

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  • Imagine Canada launches Grant Connect | Imagine Canada
    database with detailed information on all Canadian grantmaking foundations hundreds of corporate community investment programs government funding programs as well as American foundations that fund Canadian charities The breadth of research offered through Grant Connect strongly supports Canadian charities One of the biggest issues charities face is finding sustainable diversified sources of revenue says Marcel Lauzière President and CEO of Imagine Canada With Grant Connect any organization can instantly analyze every major Canadian funding source and see comprehensive details on each funder With Grant Connect collaboration with colleagues and funder tracking are made incredibly simple with relationship management tools that are often too expensive for many charities Connect to Funders Subscribers of Grant Connect can use four intelligent search tools to explore and zero in on funders that are most likely to support their work Included in this is the Imagine Canada Prospect Index an algorithmic system that reveals the best funder matches for each charity This proprietary system uses a multitude of variables to analyze the capacity of each funder as well as their connection to the charity itself Cultivate Connections Developing relationships is crucial to effective fundraising This is why Grant Connect offers charities a set of relationship management tools as well as multiple search tools Grant Connect allows charities to efficiently manage their relationships from the identification of a new funder to the stewardship of their successful grants Connected with Funders As with its predecessor the Canadian Directory to Foundations Corporations all funders listed in Grant Connect have an opportunity to edit and confirm their published information Given that over 75 of private Canadian grantmaking foundations are without a website this process of funder collaboration allows Imagine Canada to publish funding preferences for thousands of foundations that are not available elsewhere Grant Connect is Imagine Canada s

    Original URL path: http://www.imaginecanada.ca/who-we-are/whats-new/news/imagine-canada-launches-grant-connect (2014-10-22)
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  • Imagine Canada releases Narrative Tool Kit | Imagine Canada
    News Events Get Involved Our Supporters Our People Media Issues Centre Imagine Canada releases Narrative Tool Kit Wednesday February 19 2014 Announcement Issue Alerts New Publications core resource 330px jpg A new conversation with Canadians about charities and nonprofits Today Imagine Canada announces the release of the first elements of the Narrative Tool Kit information to help charities and nonprofits explain to Canadians who we are what we do and how we re making a difference This work done in partnership with a broad coalition of organizations is part of the next stage of our National Engagement Strategy and the National Summit of a few years ago Please review the tools and share widely among your contacts The Tool Kit is very much a work in progress we will be adding new elements throughout the year Coming soon an infographic about the size and breadth of the sector s work We wish to acknowledge financial support from the Ontario Trillium Foundation an agency of the Government of Ontario The J W McConnell Family Foundation and the Agora Foundation Please feel free to connect with us if you have any suggestions or feedback We are Canada s charities and nonprofits 30

    Original URL path: http://www.imaginecanada.ca/who-we-are/whats-new/news/imagine-canada-releases-narrative-tool-kit (2014-10-22)
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  • Canada’s Anti-Spam Law (CASL) : FAQs specific to registered charities | Imagine Canada
    the definition of fundraising that the CRA uses Raising funds includes not only all activities that fall under the CRA fundraising definition and which charities report when calculating their fundraising ratio but also many other activities that raise funds for the organization Activities which fall under the CRA fundraising definition include soliciting donations tickets to dinners golf tournaments and other fundraising events lotteries and fun runs and similar events Activities above and beyond the CRA definition of fundraising include such activities as registered charities offering services to individuals who may benefit where there is a cost recovery element for materials for example and organizations such as arts groups and cultural institutions promoting ticket sales for upcoming events This is not to imply that all commercial activities carried out by charities will be exempt but if the commercial activity is undertaken to carry out the charity s mission and the funds go directly to the charity to support its work then it likely falls under the exemption 4 What does primary purpose mean Does it affect newsletters that might have a small notice about an upcoming event if that s not the primary purpose Newsletters would not generally be considered commercial to begin with so would not be affected Charities that have paid advertisements in their newsletters will however want to clarify their situation with Industry Canada or the CRTC The primary purpose provision means that if the bulk of the message concerns exempt activities such as seeking donations or selling tickets to an upcoming event a registered charity could also include some information about non exempt activities 5 What can we do to make sure we don t do anything wrong Exempt messages do not have to include an unsubscribe mechanism but such a mechanism should be included nonetheless It

    Original URL path: http://www.imaginecanada.ca/resources-and-tools/resources/canada%E2%80%99s-anti-spam-law-casl-faqs-specific-registered-charities (2014-10-22)
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  • 2014 News Archives | Imagine Canada
    spam guidance for charities Friday July 4 2014 As you are aware Canada s Anti Spam Law CASL came into effect on July 1 CASL imposes new requirements on commercial electronic messages including a requirement that the senders of such message must have either express or implied consent from any recipients The regulations implementing the Continue reading CRTC to provide anti spam clarification for charities Friday July 4 Monday June 30 2014 While Canada s Anti Spam Law takes effect tomorrow July 1 Imagine Canada has been in contact with both Industry Canada and the CRTC to ensure that charities receive clear and consistent information with regard to how the legislation and regulations apply to our sector In a teleconference today Continue reading Canada s Anti Spam Law CASL Imagine Canada seeks clarification from CRTC about anti spam and charities Tuesday June 24 2014 UPDATE We have been in contact with the CRTC and Industry Canada since we released the below information The CRTC has indicated their intent to work with Imagine Canada on guidance material that will be released in early July We will let you know as soon as this is made public We would also Continue reading Update and clarifications about Canada s Anti Spam Law Thursday June 5 2014 Regulations enforcing Canada s Anti Spam Law CASL take effect on July 1 2014 Our Issue Alert of December 4 2013 reported on the exemption granted to registered charities using electronic messages to raise funds In light of questions that have been raised with us as to how broadly Continue reading Accredited charities and nonprofits grow to 109 Tuesday May 27 2014 Imagine Canada the national umbrella for Canada s charities and nonprofits welcomes 27 charities to the growing number of organizations accredited under its Standards Program

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  • 2014 News Archives | Imagine Canada
    Events Get Involved Our Supporters Our People Media Issues Centre News Archives 2014 13 2013 11 2012 10 2011 5 2010 1 2014 News Archives Imagine Canada releases Narrative Tool Kit Wednesday February 19 2014 Today Imagine Canada announces the release of the first elements of the Narrative Tool Kit information to help charities and nonprofits explain to Canadians who we are what we do and how we re making a difference This work done in partnership with a broad coalition of organizations is Continue reading Imagine Canada pleased with federal budget measures relating to charities Tuesday February 11 2014 Ottawa Imagine Canada the national umbrella for Canadian charities is pleased with a number of measures announced in today s federal budget The budget emphasizes the federal government s belief that the charitable sector plays an essential and irreplaceable role in our society by providing Continue reading Imagine Canada Applauds Hospital Parking GST Proposal Friday January 24 2014 Imagine Canada the national umbrella for Canadian charities supports the Minister of Finance s proposal to exempt hospital parking from the GST While hospitals that directly operate parking facilities have long been required to collect and remit GST on parking the 2013

    Original URL path: http://www.imaginecanada.ca/who-we-are/whats-new/news/archive/2014?page=1 (2014-10-22)
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