WLU receives Imagine Canada Standards Program accreditation

December 16, 2014

Wilfrid Laurier University has received Standards Program accreditation from Imagine Canada, reportedly making it the first university in Canada to achieve the designation. The accreditation indicates that WLU meets Imagine Canada’s criteria for board governance, financial accountability and transparency, fundraising, staff management, and volunteer involvement. Imagine Canada’s Standards Program sets common standards of practice for Canadian charities and nonprofits. “Laurier’s accreditation demonstrates that it is a leader in the university sector. The Standards Program is a rigorous, peer-reviewed process that is meant to build public trust and confidence in the charitable sector. Accreditation signifies that Laurier takes accountability and operational transparency very seriously,” said Imagine Canada President Bruce MacDonald. The new accreditation expands to all university operations the Imagine Canada Ethical Code certification that WLU received in 2012 for its fundraising and financial accountability practices. WLU New Release