Saturday, June 22, 2013
SPCA seeks to reassure donators dollars are going to the cause
Released by Lorie Chortyk, Vancouver SPCA/Handout photo
he British Columbia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (BC SPCA) is now among the elite group of Canadian organizations to be accredited by Imagine Canada, the national umbrella for charities and nonprofits.
Imagine Canada announced this week that the BC SPCA had received accreditation status through its Standards Program, a Canada-wide set of shared standards for charities and nonprofits designed to demonstrate their compliance in five fundamental areas: financial accountability and transparency; board governance; fundraising; staff management and volunteer involvement.
Only 45 charitable organizations in the country hold Imagine Canada accreditation status and the BC SPCA is the first humane society to be accredited.
"The BC SPCA is able to help nearly 29,000 abused, injured and homeless animals every year through the generosity of individuals, businesses, foundations and others in the community who support our work. It is extremely important to us to be able to demonstrate that these donations are being stewarded as effectively as possible."
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