Parkinson Canada Showcases Excellence through Continued Accreditation from Imagine Canada

(Toronto, June 20, 2019) Parkinson Canada is pleased to announce that it is accredited since 2013 under the rigorous Imagine Canada Standards Program for demonstrating excellence in five areas of operations.

“Parkinson Canada is proud of our continued accreditation as one of 240 organizations in good standing in the Imagine Canada Standards Program,” says Joyce Gordon, CEO of Parkinson Canada. “We owe tremendous gratitude to our donors and supporters. Because of donors, our commitment to excellence is possible.”

Organizations participating in the program have access to a spectrum of resources at all stages of the process, such as self-assessment tools, volunteer peer advisors from accredited organizations and online resources to strengthen practices. The peer reviewers’ assessment of policies and practices as well as constructive feedback contribute to elevate accountability, transparency and practices in Canadian charities and nonprofits—see the full list of accredited organizations. Accredited organizations display the Trustmark.

“It’s no small feat for an organization to earn Standards Program accreditation. It’s a rigorous, peer-reviewed process that is meant to build Canadians’ trust and confidence in the charitable sector,” says Bruce MacDonald, president and CEO of Imagine Canada. “The organizations accredited to date reflect a broad spectrum in size, scope and geography. Each one takes governance, accountability, and transparency very seriously. We’re proud to have them on board.”

Parkinson Canada represents more than 100,000 people in Canada living with Parkinson’s disease and related disorders. Parkinson Canada wants Canadians to know that through the generosity of donors, they can access tools and resources to help manage their life with Parkinson’s. Contact info@parkinson.ca or call 1-800-565-3000 to find out more and to request materials.

About Parkinson Canada

Parkinson Canada is the definitive voice of Canadians living with Parkinson’s disease. From diagnosis to discovery, Parkinson Canada provides education and services to support people with Parkinson’s, their families, and healthcare teams; online, by telephone and in person. Since 1965, Parkinson Canada advocates with federal, provincial and territorial governments on issues that matter to the Parkinson’s community in Canada.

The Parkinson Canada Research Program funds discovery research to improve our understanding of Parkinson’s disease, related disorders, and the impact these disorders have on society. Investigators and clinicians focus on better treatments and one day, to find a cure. Parkinson Canada is a founding partner of the Canadian Open Parkinson Network. Since 1981, Parkinson Canada has invested close to $29 million in 552 research projects across Canada. Parkinson Canada is an Imagine Canada accredited organization. Connect with Parkinson Canada: www.parkinson.ca Twitter: @ParkinsonCanada | Facebook: facebook.com/ParkinsonCanada

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Media Contact / Pour de plus amples renseignements :
Anne Marie Gabriel, CAE
Parkinson Canada
1-800-565-3000 ; ext. 3396
annemarie.gabriel@parkinson.ca