The Ethical Code|Code d’éthique

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== en == The Ethical Fundraising and Financial Accountability Code was introduced in 1998 in response to growing public concerns about accountability among Canada’s charities. The Code lays out standards for charitable organizations to manage and report their financial affairs responsibly. Participation is voluntary, allowing use of a trustmark which signals to donors a charity’s compliance with the Code’s fundraising and financial accountability standards. This webpage provides more information about the Code and a link to download the document as a PDF. == fr ==

John Hodgson Library|La bibliothèque John Hodgson

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== en == The library serves the information needs of the charitable, voluntary and non-profit sector in Canada. Users can search the online library catalogue for current, relevant resources relating to charity law, legislation and regulation. The catalogue indexes the collections of the library as well as a comprehensive number of full text electronic resources. The catalogue is updated monthly. The library is a free public service of Imagine Canada and is also available in French. == fr ==

Imagine Canada Website|Imagine Canada site Web

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== en == The Canadian Centre for Philanthropy (CCP) and the Coalition of National Voluntary Organizations (NVO) have come together to create Imagine Canada. This new organization supports Canada’s charities, nonprofit organizations and socially conscious businesses and champions the work they do in our communities. The website is available in both French and English. == fr ==

Can Standards Help Charities to Achieve their Mission? A Discussion Paper|Les normes peuvent-elles aider les organismes de bienfaisance à accomplir leur mission? Document de discussion

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== en == From the Executive Summary:
"The Accountability Reference Group, a group of sector leaders brought together by Imagine Canada, has concluded that standards are one way charities can proactively maintain public trust in the sector and that they can also help charities to achieve their mission. The intent of this paper is to start a dialogue in the charitable sector about standards and their link to accountability, transparency and public trust. Over the next few months, Imagine Canada will be gathering feedback from the sector on this issue." (24 pages - PDF) == fr ==

Keeping Track of the Details As You Get Down to Business

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== en == This article from the LawNow Not-for-profit Reprint Series notes that "minutes have a formal, legal purpose - to be the official record of a meeting", then describes some of the general principles for preparing effective and useful minutes. == fr == Cet article en anglais tiré du magazine LawNow dans sa série Reprint sur les organismes à but non lucratif observe que « le procès-verbal possède un but officiel, juridique, celui d’être le compte rendu officiel d’une réunion », puis décrit certains des principes généraux relatifs à la rédaction d’un procès-verbal efficace et utile.

The Canadian nonprofit and voluntary sector in comparative perspective|Analyse comparative du secteur sans but lucratif et bénévole du Canada

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General Requirements for Books and Records|Exigences générales relatives aux livres et registres

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== en == This memorandum explains the requirements under the Excise Tax Act (the Act) for registrants and certain non-registered persons to retain and make available books and records, documents and other information. Such records should enable the determination of the tax charged and remitted on taxable supplies of goods and services as well as the tax paid on business purchases and claimed as an input tax credit or rebate. The memorandum is available in French and English and is also available as a PDF. == fr ==

Talking about charities: Canadians’ opinions on charities and issues affecting charities

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== en == The Muttart Foundation, a private foundation based in Edmonton, Alberta, commissioned the Canadian Centre for Philanthropy to conduct an omnibus survey on public opinion about charities and issues related to charities. Between May and July 2000, a total of 3,863 Canadians completed a telephone survey. The survey focused on seven areas: the perceived importance of charities; advocacy; funding; business activities by charities; fundraising practices; trust in charities; and accountability. This 85 page paper presents the results of the survey in PDF format. == fr ==

Societies Act, R.S.Y. 2002, C. 206|Loi sur les sociétés, L.R.Y. 2002, ch. 206

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== en == This bilingual PDF document provides the complete Societies Act of the Yukon Territory in both English and French. == fr == Ce document PDF bilingue fournit dans son intégralité la Loi sur les sociétés du territoire du Yukon.

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