National Summit 2011
National Summit for the Charitable and Nonprofit Sector - SOLD OUT!
Strengthened connections. Enhanced collaboration. Collective impact.
Sector influencers and opinion-leaders will come together from across the country and across the sector to be part of the National Summit for the Charitable and Nonprofit Sector at the Delta Hotel Ottawa City Centre on November 28 to 30, 2011. The National Summit is hosted by Imagine Canada with partners Community Foundations of Canada, Philanthropic Foundations Canada and United Way of Canada. The National Summit is a key component of the National Engagement Strategy which is about strengthening collective action on issues that matter to us all and that will help charities and nonprofits better serve Canadians and communities locally and around the world.
National Summit Priorities
Solidifying the financing of charities and nonprofits, attracting and retaining the best and the brightest to work in our sector, strengthening volunteerism and finding new ways to talk to Canadians about our contributions to society and the economy are all priorities for discussion and debate at the National Summit.
Expectations and Outcomes
The National Summit is a working session. Participants will be expected to prepare in advance of the meetings and roll up their sleeves once there to advance the work in the identified priority areas. The outcomes of the National Summit will feed into the continued work of the National Engagement Strategy.
For full details, visit the National Summit website at www.nationalsummit.ca
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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