Imagine Canada's Standards Program awards accreditation to charities and nonprofits that demonstrate excellence in five areas of operations.
The Standards are designed to build strong and trusted charities and nonprofits. Anyone can access the Standards to improve and monitor your organization's practices. Below you can access free resources to start using the Standards. The accreditation journey begins when you join the Standards Community and begin working toward your application. Learn more at Imagine Canada's website to see how it works.
Already registered? Log in to The Community
Get started at the Standards Reference Guide
We've selected articles, guide books and policy samples to help you work through each standard.
- Section A : Board Governance
- Section B : Financial Accountability and Transparency
- Section C : Fundraising
- Section D : Staff Management
- Section E : Volunteer Involvement
View the Standards Gap Analysis Tool to see the standards, application process, and required evidence to meet each standard.
Get started with the Standards Program! Contact Tim Richardson, Manager, Standards Program (email@example.com / 1-800-263-1178; 416-597-2293 ext. 229).