Call for Applications: New Fee Subsidies Available for Calgary and Treaty 7 Territory Organizations for Imagine Canada Standards Accreditation

Calgary Foundation and Imagine Canada are pleased to announce the first Regional Accreditation Accelerator program for organizations based in Calgary and Treaty 7 territory wanting to pursue accreditation through Imagine Canada’s Standards.

The Standards Accreditation Program is designed to support organizations so that they can elevate their practices and demonstrate excellence to their donors, staff team, and partners. Imagine Canada is pleased to partner with the Calgary Foundation to help organizations identify and mitigate organizational risk, improve governance practices, promote financial transparency and accountability, and foster a strong workforce.

About the Regional Accreditation Accelerator Program
Up to 15 organizations will receive in-kind assistance to pursue Standards Accreditation through the program. In-kind assistance will provide up to twelve months of free access to the Standards Community, including access to a peer advisor, and a waived Standards application fee. This program is made possible through the generous support of the Calgary Foundation.

“Charities and nonprofits do essential work for those who live, work, and play here in Calgary and Treaty 7 Territory. Calgary Foundation is proud to partner with Imagine Canada to ensure all organizations in this region have access to a program with exceptional standards and high-quality learnings, to further their vital work of addressing community needs,” says Allison Schulz, Vice-President, Capacity Building at the Calgary Foundation.
Eligibility and Evaluation Criteria
The Calgary Foundation Regional Accreditation Accelerator Program is open to charitable organizations and public-benefit nonprofit organizations based in Calgary and Treaty 7 territory. We particularly encourage applications from organizations led by or supporting Indigenous and racialized people. Existing Standards Community members who are yet to pay their application fee are also eligible to apply.

Don’t hesitate to email us at [email protected] if you have any questions about the program.

How to Apply
We recognize that the accreditation application and the internal practice improvement that goes along with it requires substantial effort for organizations’ staff. To mitigate this and make the program more accessible, we have endeavored to keep this process as simple and succinct as possible.

In Stage 1, we invite all interested applicants to complete a 10-minute online statement to help us understand your organization and your interest in applying to the program. The deadline for completing the statement is April 12, 2024.

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