TORONTO, Nov. 25, 2013 /CNW/ - The Arthritis Society announced today
that it has been accredited under Imagine Canada's Standards Program, one of just 82 Canadian non-profit organizations to earn that
In order to achieve the accreditation The Society met the 73 standards
regarding policy and operation that are designed to elevate public
confidence in the charitable and non-profit sector.
"We are proud to achieve such an important distinction, which
underscores our commitment to excellence in all that we do," said Janet
Yale, CEO and president of The Arthritis Society. "Earning this
accreditation provides donors, sponsors and volunteers with the
knowledge that they are contributing to an organization that is
professional, transparent and a careful steward of donor dollars."
The Society's application for the Standards Program was peer reviewed by
a panel of independent, non-profit leaders from across Canada. The
submission covered five key areas of operation and policy: board
governance; financial accountability & transparency; fundraising; staff
management; and volunteer involvement. The Society complied in all
areas, earning an accreditation for a five-year period.
A national charity itself, Imagine Canada supports and strengthens the sector, and developed its standards along
with Volunteer Canada and the HR Council after consultation with non-profit leaders across Canada.
ABOUT THE ARTHRITIS SOCIETY
The Arthritis Society has been setting lives in motion for over 65
years. Dedicated to a vision of living well while creating a future
without arthritis, The Society is Canada's principal health charity
providing education, programs and support to the over 4.6 million
Canadians living with arthritis. Since its founding in 1948, The
Society has been the largest non-government funder of arthritis
research in Canada, investing more than $185 million in projects that
have led to breakthroughs in the diagnosis, treatment and care of
people with arthritis. The Arthritis Society is accredited under
Imagine Canada's Standards Program. For more information and to make a
donation, visit www.arthritis.ca.
SOURCE: Arthritis Society
For further information:
National Manager, Communications - The Arthritis Society
tel: 416-979-7228 x3348