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Sunshine Coast Community Foundation Accredited for Organizational Excellence

June 13, 2017

Sunshine Coast Community Foundation announces that it now is accredited under Imagine Canada’s national Standards Program.

The Standards Program is a Canada-wide set of shared standards for charities and non-profits designed to strengthen practices in five fundamental areas: board governance; financial accountability and transparency; fundraising; staff management; and volunteer involvement. Adherence to these standards means the Sunshine Coast Community Foundation (SCCF) holds itself to the highest standards of excellence in transparency and accountability.

“With this achievement, Sunshine Coast Community Foundation joins a growing community of more than 220 Canadian organizations dedicated to operational excellence”, says SCCF Board Chair, Vicki Dobbyn.

“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.”  

“Having Imagine Canada accreditation assures our donors that the Foundation’s operations and investments are being managed to the highest standards available,” says Vicki Dobbyn.

Sunshine Coast Community Foundation provides stable and sustainable support to charitable organizations from Port Mellon to Egmont. It offers individuals, families, corporations, businesses, and groups the opportunity to pool charitable giving into a single Community Capital Fund that is responsive to the needs and concerns of the area’s residents. Founded in 2003, the Sunshine Coast Community Foundation has awarded nearly $600,000 to support local community projects since granting began in 2005.

For further information:

Wendy Francis, Executive Director, 604.741.7360

Vicki Dobbyn, Chair, 604.740.7061