Imagine Canada Standards Program
The Alzheimer Society of B.C. is one of over 200 charitable organizations across the country that have been accredited under Imagine Canada’s Standards Program. We are proud of this accreditation, which we have held since 2017.
The Standards Program is a Canada-wide set of shared standards for charities and non-profit organizations that demonstrate compliance in five fundamental areas: board governance; financial accountability and transparency; fundraising; staff management; and volunteer involvement.
The goals of the Program are to increase organizational transparency in these areas and to strengthen public confidence in individual organizations and the sector as a whole.
The accreditation is a rigorous, peer-reviewed process meant to build public trust and confidence in the charitable sector. Under the Imagine Canada’s Standards Program organizations are required to provide evidence that they are meeting selected standards on a yearly basis and will need to reapply for accreditation every five years. The accreditation reflects a level of professionalism and ethical behavior on the part of the Alzheimer Society of B.C.
About Imagine Canada
Imagine Canada is a national charitable organization whose cause is Canada’s charities. Its vision is of a stronger Canada where charities work together alongside business and government to build vibrant and prosperous communities. Its mission is to strengthen Canadian charities and non-profits, so they can better serve individuals and communities both here and around the world.
Imagine Canada believes that charities and non-profits play an essential role in Canadian society engaging Canadians, building knowledge, helping those in need, strengthening public policy, enhancing quality of life and contributing to economic prosperity.
They also believe that charities and non-profits have a responsibility to be innovative; transparent and accountable; ethical; well-governed; inclusive and collaborative; and they must have the necessary financial and human resources to achieve real impact.
For more information about Imagine Canada visit their website.