May 26, 2020

Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC®) Canada Achieves Accreditation from Imagine Canada’s Standard Program

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Imagine Canada Accreditation reflects RMHC Canada’s ongoing commitment to organizational excellence

May 26, 2020 – RMHC Canada today announces that it has been accredited under Imagine Canada’s Standards Program. With this achievement, we join a distinguished community of 248 nonprofit organizations dedicated to operational excellence. 

The Standards Program is a Canada-wide set of shared standards for charities and nonprofits designed to help organizations strengthen their operations in five fundamental areas: board governance; financial accountability and transparency; fundraising; staff management; and volunteer involvement.

“The Accreditation from Imagine Canada recognizes RMHC Canada’s commitment to meeting the highest standards in service of our mission and families with sick children,” said Cathy Loblaw, CEO, RMHC Canada. “Achieving the Imagine Canada trustmark reflects our ongoing commitment to Canadians, our donors, and our stakeholders that we operate with the utmost responsibility and accountability.”

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.

“Earning the accreditation, especially in these changing times, shows remarkable resilience, and a strong commitment to innovation and excellence”, said Bruce MacDonald, President and CEO of Imagine Canada. “We commend the latest well-deserving recipients of the Trustmark for achieving Imagine Canada’s Standards accreditation, and demonstrating outstanding adherence to sound governance.”

About the Standards Program

The goals of Imagine Canada’s Standards Program are to increase organizational excellence and transparency of charities and nonprofits, to build resilience and to strengthen public confidence in individual organizations and the sector as a whole. To earn the accreditation, organizations must meet 73 standards in financial management and accountability, fundraising practise, board governance, staff management, and volunteer management.

Peer-review Process and Compliance

Our policies and procedures in the five areas of compliance were evaluated by a group of volunteers 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.