ALS Canada accredited by Imagine Canada’s National Standards Program

The ALS Society of Canada is proud to share that it has been accredited by Imagine Canada’s national Standards Program.

TORONTO, (February 21, 2017) – Imagine Canada is a leader in the non-profit sector dedicated to supporting and strengthening Canadian organizations so that they can better support the Canadians and communities they serve. Their national Standards Program was established to build excellence in Canada’s charities and non-profits and to strengthen confidence in the sector.

“We have a responsibility to each person we assist living with ALS and each donor who supports our organization to be as transparent, accountable, and effective as possible in pursuing our goal of making ALS a treatable, not terminal disease,” says Tammy Moore, CEO of ALS Canada.

The accreditation reflects that ALS Canada has demonstrated operational excellence in 73 standards of practice across five key areas: board governance, financial accountability and transparency, fundraising, staff management, and volunteer involvement.

“Accreditation from Imagine Canada reflects our ongoing commitment to our stakeholders and to operating with the utmost responsibility,” says Geneviève Bertrand, ALS Canada Board Chair.

As ALS Canada marks its 40th anniversary in 2017, it joins a community of over 200 Canadian organizations recognized for their dedication to operational excellence.

“It’s no small feat for an organization to earn Standards Program accreditation,” says Bruce MacDonald, President and CEO of Imagine Canada. “It’s a rigorous, peer-reviewed process that is meant to build public trust and confidence in the charitable sector. These organizations take accountability and operational transparency very seriously. We’re glad to have them on board.”

The Standards Program Trustmark is a mark of Imagine Canada used under licence by the ALS Society of Canada.