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Public Policy

Policy Advocacy
Public policy is better when charities are at the table.

Imagine Canada is driving forward to create an environment where public policy is influenced by and supports the work of charities and nonprofits today.

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Policy Priorities

What happens in Ottawa has a major impact on charities and nonprofits. The federal government has committed to a renewed legal and regulatory regime for charities and nonprofits and committed to take action on issues important to your cause.
Senate Study

In May of 2017, Senator Mercer introduced a motion that, if approved, would form a Special Committee to study the future of the charitable and nonprofit sector.


Social Procurement

Canada's social deficit is on the rise. Find out more about how to keep social value at the centre of federal economic policy.

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Political Activities & Policy Engagement

Public policy is better when charities are at the table, learn more about allowed activities and how your organization can participate.


Legal and Regulatory Reform

Charities operate in the 21st century. But the rules that govern them are based largely on 19th century law. Our current policy work is looking to change this!


Data Strategy

It is critical to have up-to-date data about the charitable and nonprofit sector in order to understand our contribution, advocate for improved operating environments and influence public policy.


Anti-spam Legislation

Since 2014, the Canadian Anti-Spam legislation has created strict rules around sending "commercial electronic messages." Imagine Canada is working to clarify exemptions for charities and nonprofits.


Working Groups
Tapping the expertise of organizations across Canada
2018 Pre-Budget submission
Day on the hill
Lobbying decision-markers on behalf of the charitable sector
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Rapport Annuel 2018