The Humanitarian Coalition Achieves Accreditation from Imagine Canada

Humanitarian Coalition Accredited by Imagine Canada Standard Program

June 1, 2016


The Humanitarian Coalition today announces that it has been accredited under Imagine Canada’s national Standards Program. With this achievement, we join a growing community of more than 175 organizations dedicated to operational excellence.

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

“Being accredited by Imagine Canada provides Canadians with added knowledge and comfort that their donations to the Humanitarian Coalition are being spent transparently and ethically,” says Patricia Erb, Chair of the Humanitarian Coalition. “The Humanitarian Coalition members take pride on working collaboratively and openly, and that includes our relationships with our partners and our donors.”

“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.”

Investment in Donor Trust

The goals of Imagine Canada’s Standards Program are to increase the transparency of charities and nonprofits, and to strengthen public confidence in individual organizations and the sector as a whole. Trust is the foundation for what matters to us, our stakeholders and those who support us. Accredited organizations invest in what matters: trust.

“This accreditation reinforces the hard work we have put in over the past 8 years to develop trust with Canadians,” says Erb. “We are committed to upholding Imagine Canada’s values as we continue to work together to save more lives.”


For more information:
Marg Buchanan
Communications Advisor
Humanitarian Coalition
marg.buchanan at

The Humanitarian Coalition is Canada’s only joint appeal response for international disasters and emergencies. It is made up of 7 leading humanitarian agencies: Canadian Lutheran World Relief, CARE Canada, Islamic Relief Canada, Oxfam Canada, Oxfam-Québec, Plan International Canada and Save the Children Canada. Collectively, they are present in more than 150 countries. Together, saving more lives.