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As a national umbrella organization for the charitable and nonprofit sector, Imagine Canada works to advance knowledge and relationships so that effective and sustainable organizations can continue to serve Canadians.
More than 1 100 Canadian charities and nonprofits across Canada support our work by becoming members. In return, they receive priority access to our signature research and expert speakers, discounts on publications and events, access to informative newsletters and updates, participation in our SectorCast series, and opportunities to attend exclusive professional development and networking events.
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Did you know that there are 161,000 nonprofilts and charities in Canada?
Did you know that Canada’s nonprofit and voluntary sector is the 2nd largest in the world?
The sector represents $79.1 billion or 7.8% of the gross domestic product
The sector is larger than automotive and manufacturing. It generates $112 billion in revenues and employs 2 million people
Canadians donated $10 billion in 2007
Newfoundland and Labrador, Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick have the highest donor rates.
Canadians volunteered 2.1 billion hours in 2007
Young Canadians aged 15 to 24 are more likely to volunteer than Canadians in any other age group
One percent of nonprofits command 60% of all revenues flowing to the sector
Canadians with the lowest household incomes give a greater percentage of their income than others
Saskatchewan has the highest volunteer rate in the country, followed by the Northwest Territories and the Yukon
Those exposed to giving and volunteering activities early in life are more likely to continue those behaviours as adults