Cape Breton Regional Hospital Foundation Accredited by Imagine Canada Non-Profit Standard

SYDNEY, N.S – Last night, at the Annual General Meeting, The Cape Breton Regional Hospital Foundation annnounced that it was one of two charities in Nova Scotia who received the Imagine Canada Standard accreditation this year.

Imagine Canada Standards Program is an accreditation that sets out to build excellence within Canada’s charities and nonprofits through common standards of practice and to strengthen confidence in the sector.

Charities and nonprofits apply to the Standards program to bolster trust in their organization, showcase the Accreditation Trustmark to supporters, and to be seen as leaders. Accredited organizations also tell us that the Standards Program has identified and reduced organization risk, improved board governance practises, and fostered a strong work force.

The Cape Breton Regional Hospital Foundation has been working to obtain this high standard of operation for a long period of time, and has worked closely with the standards program to ensure that the utmost efficiencies are taken into account through fundraising and disbursement processes.

The Imagine Canada Standards Program awards accreditation to Canadian charities and nonprofits that demonstrate excellence across seventy-three standards that are grouped in five areas of operations. The five areas include: Board Governance, Financial Accountability and Transparency, Fundraising, Staff Management and Volunteer Involvement.

The Cape Breton Regional Hospital Foundation is the only non-profit to receive this high standard accreditation in Cape Breton and is one of only three non-profits in all of Nova Scotia – where there are more than 3,800 charities.

“We have worked extremely diligently to ensure that we are accountable to our donors and to our hospital,” says Cape Breton Regional Hospital Foundation past Board Chair, Marlene Usher. “The Imagine Canada Standard accreditation tells our donors that we apprecitate and appropriately disburse their hard earned dollars – we are so proud to be recognized at such a high level because of the efficient work that we do.”

More information about the Imagine Canada Standards Program can be found online: www.imaginecanada.ca

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For more information, please contact:

Mark Inglis
Communications Officer

902.567.7054

902.578.2482

Mark.inglis@nshealth.ca        

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