The YMCAs of Québec Accredited under Imagine Canada’s Standards Program

The YMCAs of Québec - June 03 2016

We are very happy to announce that the YMCAs of Québec have been accredited under the Standards Program of Imagine Canada, an umbrella organization for Canada’s charities and nonprofits. The YMCAs of Québec are now one of the 177 (out of 180,000) Canadian charitable and nonprofit organizations that meet these standards of excellence.

“It’s no small feat for an organization to earn Standards Program accreditation. It’s a rigorous, peer-reviewed process that is meant to build public trust and confidence in the charitable sector,” says Bruce MacDonald, President and CEO of Imagine Canada. “Each one of the 177 accredited organizations takes accountability and operational transparency very seriously.”

The purpose of this national program is to ensure that organizations demonstrate excellence in five fundamental areas:

  • board governance
  • financial accountability and transparency
  • fundraising
  • staff management
  • volunteer involvement

The program meets a growing need for accountability and transparency from charitable organizations and builds confidence among donors and prospective donors.

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