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Imagine Canada’s Public Policy Roadshow is heading to Victoria!

Register now to learn how to ensure your charity’s voice is heard

As the national umbrella organization for Canadian charities, Imagine Canada believes that public policy decision-making is better when charities are at the table. 

We’ll be in Victoria on Friday, February 20 to deliver a two hour public policy workshop for local charity leaders and Board members from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. We will explain the why and how of charities’ participation in public policy and what you need to know about:

  • political activities reporting;
  • the federal lobbyist registration; and
  • engagement in the 2015 federal election. 

We think it’s important that your organization has a voice on issues of relevance to your cause and community. 

The only ticket local charity leaders need to get in the door is a member of their Board of Directors. Our goal is to ensure that as many Board members as possible are empowered to support the charities with which they work to engage with confidence in public policy in 2015. 

The presentation will feature Michelle Gauthier, VP Public Policy and Community Engagement at Imagine Canada, and her colleague, Bill Schaper, Director of Public Policy and Community Engagement.

The Victoria Foundation is pleased to be hosting the event at the Union Club of British Columbia, 805 Gordon Street. Coffee and refreshments will be served starting at 8:15 a.m.

Spaces are limited, so don’t delay, register your Board member and yourself today! Please send the name of your organization and guest name(s) to

Imagine Canada’s public policy work brings charities together to speak with strong united voices; we educate charities to help them get involved in the decision-making process; and we develop original policy proposals and respond to those advanced by others. This public policy roadshow is made possible through the support of the Max Bell Foundation and the Ivey Foundation, as well as our local co-host. We also gratefully acknowledge the ongoing support of the Agora Foundation and the J.W. McConnell Family Foundation for our public policy work.

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