Connecting Lake Simcoe's Community

The Lake Simcoe Conservation Foundation Board of Directors and staff are very pleased to announce that we have just achieved an incredible milestone with our recent accreditation by Imagine Canada's Standards Program.
Imagine Canada, the national umbrella for Canada’s charities and nonprofits, now boasts a total of 46 organizations nationwide that have achieved the distinction of accreditation. Out of the thousands of charities and non-profits in Canada, this is a remarkable accomplishment and one which inspires confidence in the work that we do. 
"The accreditation process was a very rigorous and lengthy one. Achieving it was one of the goals within our strategic plan and  I'm so proud of this accomplishment. Our donors can feel confident they are giving to an organization that is commited to great work and great governance,"  LSCF President Debby Beatty said.
What is the Imagine Canada Standards Program?
The Standards Program is a Canada-wide set of shared standards for charities and nonprofits designed to demonstrate their compliance in five fundamental areas: board governance; financial accountability and transparency; fundraising; staff management; and volunteer involvement. It helps organizations mitigate risk by ensuring that staff and volunteers understand and meet their legal, financial and fiduciary responsibilities.
Builds Public Confidence
Among the Standards Program’s goals are the ability to increase an organization’s transparency and capacity, and to strengthen public confidence in individual organizations and the nonprofit sector as a whole. LSCF has been awarded a program Trustmark so we can showcase our achievement!
Founded in 1973, Lake Simcoe Conservation Foundation is the leading charitable organization devoted to improving the environmental health of Lake Simcoe and its watershed; raising funds to support priority restoration, protection, research and educational projects of LSRCA. Projects such as:
    •    innovative technologies such as engineered wetlands
    •    state-of-the-art stormwater retrofits
    •    private landowner stewardship projects to reduce and prevent soil erosion and restore natural buffers along streambanks
    •    community tree planting events and workshops
    •    management practices for a multitude of farming activities
    •    classroom and outdoor education programs for youth
    •    public outreach at fairs, festivals and through community group activities
 Through your continued support you will make a difference. Together we will realize a Watershed for Life.

Media Release courtesy of the Lake Simcoe Conservation Foundation

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