Code of Ethics
Ethical Fundraising & Financial Accountability Code
The Ethical Fundraising and Financial Accountability Code (Ethical Code) sets standards for charities in the areas of fundraising and financial reporting practices. It was developed by Imagine Canada in consultation with charities across the country. The current version was released in the fall of 2007 and revised in the fall of 2008. The Ethical Code is reviewed annually to ensure that it remains timely and relevant.Any charity may use the Ethical Code to improve and monitor its fundraising and financial reporting practices. Charities wishing to make a public commitment to ethical fundraising and financial accountability may apply to join the Ethical Code Program. Program participants are authorized to use a trustmark that signals to donors that they comply with the Code’s standards. Click to view the complete version of the Imagine Canada Ethical Code Handbook.