FFL achieves national level of accreditation
This article was published on September 10, 2013
Food for Life is pleased to announce that it has successfully demonstrated compliance with rigorous national standards in the New National Accreditation Program. This program, developed for Canada's Charitable and Nonprofit Sector, was launched in 2012 by Imagine Canada. We are one of 45 non-government agencies to receive accreditation by Imagine Canada
About Imagine Canada
Imagine Canada is a national charitable organization whose cause is Canada's charities and nonprofits. It aims to strengthen the sector's collective voice, serve as a forum and meeting place and provide a supportive environment for organizations to build stronger communities.
The Standards Program is a set of shared standards for charities and nonprofits, designed to evaluate their compliance in five fundamental areas: board governance; financial accountability and transparency; fundraising; staff management; and volunteer involvement. It was developed by Imagine Canada's Standards Council.
Transparent, peer-review process
For each of the national standards, Food for Life provided copies of relevant policies and procedures, as well as evidence of compliance. Our submission was carefully reviewed by members of the Peer Review Panel, established by Imagine Canada.
Blair Richardson, Food for Life Board Chair, says "Board, staff and volunteers are especially proud of this accomplishment .It means we understand and meet our legal, financial and fiduciary responsibilities. More importantly, it gives confidence to potential donors that we do manage our resources effectively and that we minimize the risks to our organization. All this benefits our clients significantly."