November 8, 2022 – The Canadian Sport Institute Pacific today announces that it has been re-accredited under Imagine Canada’s Standards Program. With this achievement, we join a distinguished ever-growing community of nonprofit organizations dedicated to operational excellence.
The Standards Program is a Canada-wide set of shared standards for charities and nonprofits designed to help organizations strengthen their operations in five fundamental areas: board governance; financial accountability and transparency; fundraising; staff management; and volunteer involvement.
“We are extremely proud to have achieved re-accreditation from Imagine Canada,” said Wendy Pattenden, CEO of Canadian Sport Institute Pacific. “The Imagine Canada Standards Program is for the highest standards of non-profit governance and it’s a true testament to our staff, our Board and our organization as a whole that we continue to uphold these standards. They are vital for us to ensure our staff and partners receive the level of excellence they deserve.”
“Earning the Standards Trustmark demonstrates an organization’s dedication to maintaining the greatest standards of integrity, efficiency, and transparency in its procedures,” said Bruce MacDonald, President and CEO of Imagine Canada. “We congratulate these outstanding recipients on their commitment to organizational excellence and efforts to develop a better nonprofit sector.”
CSI Pacific has been accredited with Imagine Canada since 2015.
About the Standards Program
The goals of Imagine Canada’s Standards Program are to increase organizational excellence and transparency of charities and nonprofits, to build resilience and to strengthen public confidence in individual organizations and the sector as a whole. To earn the accreditation, organizations must meet 73 standards in financial management and accountability, fundraising practise, board governance, staff management, and volunteer management.
Peer-review Process and Compliance
Our policies and procedures in the five areas of compliance were evaluated by a group of volunteers from the sector, and were found to be compliant with the Standards Program. Accredited organizations are required to complete full re-accreditation on a five-year basis. Compliance during the accreditation period is monitored regularly and requires organizations to submit evidence demonstrating selected standards are being met.
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About Canadian Sport Institute Pacific
Offering world-class Olympic and Paralympic training environments in Vancouver, Whistler and Victoria, Canadian Sport Institute Pacific (www.csipacific.ca) is committed to Powering Performance. Inspiring Excellence. Working with national sport organizations and fuelled by our national and provincial partners such as Sport Canada, viaSport, Own the Podium, Canadian Olympic Committee, Canadian Paralympic Committee and the Coaches Association of Canada, we are driven by our mantra to Collaborate. Serve. Innovate. Perform.
Our team of sport science, sport medicine, coaching & life services experts provide leading-edge programs and services to athletes and coaches to ensure they have every advantage to win medals for Canada. Learn more: www.csipacific.ca