Abundance Canada Achieves Accreditation from Imagine Canada’s Standards Program
Winnipeg, Manitoba, November 8, 2022: Abundance Canada is pleased to announce that they have been accredited under Imagine Canada’s Standards Program. With this achievement, they join a distinguished, and growing community of not-for-profit organizations dedicated to governance and operational excellence.
The Standards Program is a Canada-wide set of standards for charities and not-for-profit organizations designed to increase organizational excellence and transparency of charities and not-for-profit organizations, to build resilience and to strengthen public confidence in organizations and the sector as a whole.
“We are very pleased to be accredited with the Imagine Canada Standards Program. It lends credibility to our work and ensures we continue to operate at the highest professional standard.”Shannon Peters, Board Chair
To earn the accreditation, Abundance Canada had to meet the requirements of 73 standards in the areas of financial management and accountability, fundraising, board governance, and staff and volunteer management. Abundance Canada’s policies and procedures in these areas were evaluated by an accreditation review committee made up of peer organizations from the sector, and were found to be compliant with the Standards Program. Accredited organizations are required to complete full re-accreditation on a five-year basis. Compliance during the accreditation period is monitored regularly and requires organizations to submit evidence demonstrating selected standards are being met.
“Donors want to know they can have confidence in the organizations they support and work with. Accreditation in the Standards Program is another example of Abundance Canada’s commitment to charitable gift planning excellence.”Darren Pries-Klassen, CEO