Imagine Canada exists to work alongside other charitable sector organizations — and often in partnership with the private sector, governments and individuals in the community — to ensure that charities continue to play a pivotal role in building, enriching and defining our nation.
We believe in a stronger Canada where charities work together, along side business and governments, to build vibrant and prosperous communities.
Imagine Canada strengthens and supports Canadian charities and nonprofits so they may better serve and engage individuals and communities here and around the world.
Imagine Canada was launched in January 2005. It is the result of a union of two of Canada’s leading charitable umbrella organizations, the Canadian Centre for Philanthropy, and the Coalition of National Voluntary Organizations, into a single organization that built on their respective strengths of advocacy, research and corporate citizenship.
Imagine Canada is in the midst of a long-term strategic plan which guides our day-to-day work and desired impact and outcomes in supporting the charitable sector.When successful, we will achieve significant game-changing outcomes in four key areas:
1. Ensure our Relevance
A sector- wide operating culture exists that sees organizations use more data, information, research and knowledge to make wise decisions.
2. Amplify our Voice
Citizens have an improved perception of social impact organizations
Organizations have the ability to speak with a unified, amplified voice to key audiences
3. Influence our Environment
A ‘social impact lens’ is applied when public policy is being created
4. Elevate our Excellence
Charities and nonprofits are operating at the highest level of governance and deliver the highest quality programs