Imagine Canada grants HPIC accreditation

HPIC is among a select group of charities in Canada to have received accreditation from Imagine Canada’s Standards Program.

HPIC demonstrates excellence in five areas of operations: board governance, financial accountability and transparency, fundraising, staff management, and volunteer involvement, according to Imagine Canada.

“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.”

Only 126 registered charities in Canada, out of a total of more than 80,000, have met the stringent requirements. Or you could say that HPIC is among 0.16% of registered charities that have successfully implemented the 72 standards of Imagine Canada.

The Standards Program is the not-for-profit version of ISOPs for businesses. The process to implement the standards is time consuming and demands substantial efforts from many staff and board members of an organization.

“I am so proud of the board and staff of HPIC for this remarkable achievement,” says Dr. Artaj Singh, Chair of HPIC. “We are a lean and effective organization. For a charity of any size, it is a milestone to celebrate. For a small organization like HPIC, it is a testimony to the professionalism of our staff, the commitment to best practices of our board and the strength of our volunteer program and general operations.

“HPIC has always been committed to best practices, as evidenced by the confidence of the healthcare industry across Canada and our Establishment Licence from Health Canada.

“The Imagine Canada process gave us a template to follow to maintain best practices and a way to regularly re-evaluate our operations as well as stay current with new developments.”

Read Imagine Canada’s Nov. 25 announcement about the 16 charities, including HPIC, that have just received accreditation.