Standards Reference Guide

This section helps you work on the standards from Imagine Canada's Standards Program

  • Find tools and resources matched with individual Standards open to anyone who wants to improve and monitor organizational practice.
  • Learn more about the  formal accreditation process on Imagine Canada's website

Board leadership, oversight, and general governance policies and processes.

Accounting & budgeting practices, transparency, and financial reporting.

Fundraising practices and donor relations. Look here for standards adapted from Ethical Fundraising and Accountability Code.

Paid staff management including key policies, practices and procedures. These standards were adapted from HR Sector Council for the Nonprofit Sector.

Key policies and procedures that support effective volunteer programs. These standards were adapted from Volunteer Canada's Code for Volunteer Involvement