The Economic Club of Canada

The Economic Club of Canada

November 11, 2008 13:00 ET

Media Advisory: Vice-President of Research at Imagine Canada to Address Economic Club

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 11, 2008) - Imagine Canada is in the midst of a multi-year research initiative to assess and track the contributions of businesses to charitable and nonprofit organizations. This ground-breaking report provides highlights of the first ever survey on business community contributions and is being released with a special presentation at the Economic Club of Canada. Canadian businesses interested in assessing and improving their business contribution practices - and how they can strengthen their support to Canadian nonprofit and charitable organizations - will find this presentation an important overview of the study's information. In the report, 93 of Canada's largest corporations, with annual revenues of over $25 million are compared to a representative sample of over 1,500 corporations. Findings reveal that these companies are leading the way in terms of the range and depth of their community investment efforts. Benefit from the experiences of these leading companies in developing and shaping your community investment programs for maximum reach, impact and benefit. Imagine Canada has been championing the need for Canadian businesses to support charities since 1988 when its predecessor, the Canadian Centre for Philanthropy, established the "Imagine Caring Companies" program. A program which encourages businesses to commit to give a minimum of 1% of their pre-tax profits to communities, to support at least one community investment project, to encourage and facilitate the personal giving and volunteer activities of employees, and to publish one page of information on their corporate citizenship activities annually.

WHO: Michael Hall, Vice-President of Research at Imagine Canada

WHAT: Address to the Economic Club of Canada
"The Business of Community Engagement: Highlights from the Canada
Survey of Business Contributions to Community"

DATE: Wednesday, November 12th, 2008

TIME: 11:45am -1:30pm

WHERE: Intercontinental Hotel
225 Front Street West

To confirm your attendance or for more information about the event, please contact:

Rhiannon Traill.
Global Manager of Operations
The Economic Club of Toronto
80 Richmond St. West, Suite 501
Toronto, ON M5H 2A4
Tel: 416.306.0899 Fax: 416.306.0898

Contact Information

  • To confirm your attendance or for more information about the
    event, please contact: The Economic Club of Canada
    Rhiannon Traill, Global Manager of Operations
    (416) 306-0899
    (416) 306-0898 (FAX)