Niagara Health Foundation is honoured to announce that the Foundation has received its Imagine Canada Accreditation. Imagine Canada approves accreditation to Canadian charities that are able to demonstrate excellence and leadership in five key areas of operations: board governance, financial accountability and transparency, fundraising, staff management, volunteer involvement.
The Foundation began its application for accreditation nearly two years ago and successfully passed the rigorous organizational review. The Niagara Health Foundation joins over 30 other Healthcare Foundations across Canada, such as Sick Kids Foundation, Heart & Stroke Foundation, BC Children’s Hospital, Alberta’s Children’s Hospital and Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation.
The process for Imagine Canada Accreditation has four steps and took nearly two years to achieve. The Foundation was required first to join the “Standards Community” and begin its application. From there, the Foundation needed to “Prepare for Accreditation,” which outlined seventy-three (73) areas in which the organization needed to focus and refine with the assistance of coaches from Imagine Canada. Once the Foundation was prepared, it submitted its application for screening and program review. The Foundations application was assessed through a peer-review process and tested against accreditation standards.
“Receiving our (Niagara Health Foundation) Imagine Canada Accreditation is an incredible achievement for our charity. It allowed us to do a full review of our operations, processes, and management. When donors and the community see the Foundation’s logo next to the Imagine Canada Standards Program Trustmark logo, they can be assured that they are donating to an organization held to the highest standards. They can be certain that we are accountable, transparent, governed by an excellent board and operating at the highest levels. Everyone at the Foundation plays a role, and it is such a tremendous accolade for our team and Board.” – Andrea Scott, Niagara Health Foundation Interim President & CEO.
To learn more about Imagine Canada Accreditation and standards, please visit https://imaginecanada.ca/en/standards-program.
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