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United Way of P.E.I. achieves accreditation from program

The United Way of P.E.I. has announced it has been accredited under Imagine Canada’s Standards Program.
The United Way of P.E.I. has announced it has been accredited under Imagine Canada’s Standards Program. - Contributed

The United Way of P.E.I. has announced it has been accredited under Imagine Canada’s Standards Program.

With this achievement, it joins a distinguished ever-growing community of 250-plus non-profit organizations dedicated to operational excellence. United Way of Prince Edward Island is the first organization in Prince Edward Island accredited by Imagine Canada for excellence in non-profit accountability, transparency, and governance.

The program is a Canada-wide set of shared standards for charities and non-profits 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 incredibly proud to be the first charity on P.E.I. to be accredited under the standard’s program,” said Mary Lynn Kane, board chair of United Way of P.E.I. “Over the past year, we’ve had to constantly adapt and step up to support the most vulnerable in our communities throughout the pandemic. Earning this accreditation provides donors, sponsors and volunteers with the knowledge that when supporting United Way of P.E.I., you can be assured of excellence in accountability, transparency and governance."

Earning the accreditation, especially during a pandemic, shows remarkable resilience and a strong commitment to innovation and excellence, says Bruce MacDonald, president and CEO of Imagine Canada.

“We commend the latest well-deserving recipients … for achieving Imagine Canada’s Standards accreditation, and demonstrating outstanding adherence to sound governance."

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