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Continuing excellence in charitable work

Did you know that Lakeridge Health Foundation was the first community charity, and the second charitable organization, in Durham Region to achieve the trust of the acclaimed charitable umbrella Imagine Canada?

That’s right! There are over 86,000 charities in Canada and only 287 have achieved this distinction. Back on January 19, 2017, Lakeridge Health Foundation received the distinguished accreditation from the Imagine Canada Standards Program, making us the first charity in Durham Region to uphold such a standard.

“We were thrilled to make the announcement back in 2017,” said Yves Gadler, CEO of Lakeridge Health Foundation. “Achieving such a designation is proof that the efforts we put in to serve our donors and our community are stewarded ethically and professionally, resulting in us being leaders in the field and worthy of their trust.”

In 2023, Lakeridge Health Foundation was reaccredited. Set apart with a nationally recognized third-party verification of excellence in governance and non-profit management, we continue to uphold the standards to show excellence and compliance in five key areas of operations: board governance, financial accountability and transparency, fundraising, staff management and volunteer involvement.

“Receiving Imagine Canada accreditation is a testament to our unwavering commitment to transparency, excellence, and accountability in serving our community,” said Janet Stewart, Chair, Board of Directors. “It reflects our dedication to upholding the highest standards of governance and ethical best practices, ensuring that Lakeridge Health Foundation is truly making a positive impact to the health care needs of our community.”

Learn more about Imagine Canada on their website.