The Sector Monitor survey program was launched at the end of 2009 to regularly monitor the state of charities across the country and their ability to deliver their missions.
The goal of the Sector Monitor program is to provide relevant and timely information on the issues facing charities and nonprofits to the sector itself and to various sector stakeholders, including Imagine Canada members, policymakers, business leaders, the media and the Canadian public.
October 23, 2012. Imagine Canada releases sixth Sector Monitor report.
Findings indicate sector may face greater challenges in the coming year.
Responses to the most recent edition of the Sector Monitor indicate a decrease in confidence among charity leaders over the past year. More leaders are predicting their charity will be weaker, in terms of its ability to carry out its mission in the near- and medium-term and that the financial and human resources of their organization will decrease over the near-term. In terms of recent experiences, more leaders are reporting their organizations currently face increased demand but stagnant revenues, compared to a year ago and they are less likely to report increased expenditures.
The sixth and most recent edition of our Sector Monitor was conducted between June 19 and August 10, 2012.
Other Resources & Tools
In addition to the Sector Monitor report, we also released a Highlights presentation summarizing the main findings of the report.
Future Issues of the Sector Monitor
If you would like your organization to be involved in future Sector Monitor surveys or would like more information on the Sector Monitor program, please email us at email@example.com
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