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  • Advocacy, Political Activity and Foreign Funding | Imagine Canada
    New News Events Get Involved Our Supporters Our People Media Issues Centre Advocacy Political Activity and Foreign Funding Thursday March 7 2013 Issue Alerts The Canada Revenue Agency has released the revised T3010 for charities with year ends 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

    Original URL path: http://www.imaginecanada.ca/who-we-are/whats-new/news/advocacy-political-activity-and-foreign-funding (2014-10-22)
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  • 2013 News Archives | Imagine Canada
    Issues Centre News Archives 2014 13 2013 11 2012 10 2011 5 2010 1 2013 News Archives 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

    Original URL path: http://www.imaginecanada.ca/who-we-are/whats-new/news/archive/2013?page=1 (2014-10-22)
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  • Students: One idea will lead to $50,000! Could it be yours? | Imagine Canada
    as the health sector or the arts community What about the bigger picture How does the charitable sector as a whole ensure improve and reflect the quality of life in Canada and around the world The charitable sector is massive and multifaceted Consequently its collective impact may not be evident Students Verb Charities is a contest that asks students at publicly funded post secondary institutions to produce a public awareness campaign that talks about the depth scope and reach that the sector has as a whole Contestants can submit campaigns in any form or medium There is a total of 100 000 in cash prizes including a 50 000 first prize for the top entry a second prize of 25 000 and a third prize of 10 000 Deadline to submit is November 30 2012 Bob Wyatt Executive Director of the Muttart Foundation is looking forward to seeing how students use their creativity to reflect the contributions of the charitable sector We have deliberately kept the format and medium of the contest flexible because we want young people to be as creative as possible in helping us take a fresh look at ourselves Marcel Lauzière President and C E O

    Original URL path: http://www.imaginecanada.ca/who-we-are/whats-new/news/students-one-idea-will-lead-50000-could-it-be-yours (2014-10-22)
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  • Charities' Engagement in Public Policy | Imagine Canada
    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 the reporting of political activity that will affect all charities These measures while not changing fundamentally the overall rules for operating charities political activities will require additional reporting and establish intermediate sanctions for organizations failing to

    Original URL path: http://www.imaginecanada.ca/who-we-are/whats-new/news/charities-engagement-public-policy (2014-10-22)
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  • New Standards Program for Canada’s Charitable and Nonprofit Sector | Imagine Canada
    Canada is pleased to announce the first organizations accredited by the new Standards Program Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada Daily Bread Food Bank Food Banks Canada Frontier College Frontier College Foundation Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides Niagara Community Foundation Plan Canada Sarnia Lambton Rebound A Program for Youth SickKids Foundation Tides Canada United Way of Burlington Greater Hamilton United Way of Winnipeg United Way Toronto Vancouver Foundation Victoria Foundation World Vision These organizations were part of a pilot group that helped to test and validate the accreditation process Participants reported numerous benefits of going through the process including the opportunity to update critical policies and compare their procedures against leading practices Stronger Charities and Nonprofits Accreditation is only one part of the Program The Standards Program is equally designed to be a capacity builder by providing resources and opportunities to provide continuous learning and development for all of our country s charities and nonprofits Marcel Lauzière further notes The information about how to comply with the standards as well as the tools and resources to help organizations continue to strengthen their governance practices is available free of charge Our philosophy is one of open access so that even if an organization does not wish to go through the formal accreditation process it can still make full use of the program information to improve its practices in these key areas Official Trustmark Organizations that achieve accreditation will sign a licence agreement allowing them to use the program trustmark for five years When Canadians see this trustmark on a charity or nonprofit s website or fundraising and promotional materials they can be confident that the accredited organization has successfully demonstrated compliance with the standards Compliance Process For accredited organizations compliance with the standards will be monitored via both spot audits

    Original URL path: http://www.imaginecanada.ca/who-we-are/whats-new/news/new-standards-program-canada%E2%80%99s-charitable-and-nonprofit-sector (2014-10-22)
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  • Charities "Laundering" Funds: Letter to the Minister of the Environment | Imagine Canada
    This About Imagine Canada What s New News Events Get Involved Our Supporters Our People Media Issues Centre Charities Laundering Funds Letter to the Minister of the Environment Friday May 4 2012 Issue Alerts In an interview this week Peter Kent Minister of the Environment made comments that suggest charities are laundering funds and engaging in improper activity Imagine Canada has written a letter to Minister Kent and copied the

    Original URL path: http://www.imaginecanada.ca/who-we-are/whats-new/news/charities-laundering-funds-letter-minister-environment (2014-10-22)
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  • 2010 Canada Survey of Giving, Volunteering and Participating Data Released | Imagine Canada
    What s New News Events Get Involved Our Supporters Our People Media Issues Centre 2010 Canada Survey of Giving Volunteering and Participating Data Released Wednesday March 21 2012 Issue Alerts Little change in individual Canadians average donation or volunteer activity Today Statistics Canada released its Caring Canadians Involved Canadians Tables Report from the 2010 Canada Survey of Giving Volunteering and Participating CSGVP The CSGVP is a survey program designed to better understand how Canadians support one another through philanthropy volunteering and direct support Imagine Canada has been involved with the survey since its inception providing expertise to Statistics Canada that helps ensure the relevance and comprehensiveness of the data Imagine Canada has prepared a Research Note that includes a preliminary assessment of the 2010 CSGVP Tables Report data additional analysis on overall trends from the 2004 and 2007 surveys and provincial and territorial breakdowns The Tables Report is the first of five releases from the 2010 CSGVP Starting in the spring Canadian Social Trends will present a series of in depth analytical articles that will explore the topics of giving volunteering employer support to charitable behaviours and the behaviour of new Canadians For previous CSGVP study information visit givingandvolunteering ca

    Original URL path: http://www.imaginecanada.ca/who-we-are/whats-new/news/2010-canada-survey-giving-volunteering-and-participating-data-released (2014-10-22)
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  • Exemption for Charities from the Anti-Spam Regulations | Imagine Canada
    communications to raise money for their cause without incurring significant new costs or risks Action on this file In September Imagine Canada was invited to participate in two roundtables on the CASL issue one with senior Industry Canada officials and one with the Minister and Deputy Minister Participating alongside organizations like the Canadian Federation of Independent Business the Canadian Chamber of Commerce and the Canadian Bankers Association to name just a few we had the opportunity to make our case forcefully and directly with Minister Moore This was the culmination of many months of effort working with and on behalf of the sector When the draft regulations were published in January of this year we worked with a broad range of regional organizations sub sector umbrella organizations individual charities and interested outside parties to assess their likely impact We benefited greatly from their input and advice and from their significant contributions to the 10 page brief we submitted to Industry Canada Imagine Canada s brief outlined the significant impact of the proposed regulations and recommended a broad exemption for the sector Our brief also made a series of recommendations which if an exemption were not forthcoming would mitigate the impacts of the CASL regulations on organizations Several other sector organizations submitted helpful briefs reinforcing the position that Imagine Canada had developed with its Working Group on Anti Spam Draft Regulations Throughout the spring and summer we worked to ensure that decision makers were aware of our concerns We raised the CASL issue with Industry Canada officials and with the previous Minister s policy advisors We also raised the issue with advisors to the Minister of Finance and the Prime Minister Imagine Canada wishes to thank the many partners who worked alongside us to present a strong case for this exemption

    Original URL path: http://www.imaginecanada.ca/who-we-are/whats-new/news/exemption-charities-anti-spam-regulations (2014-10-22)
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