National Summit 2011
National Summit for the Charitable and Nonprofit Sector
Strengthened connections. Enhanced collaboration. Collective impact.
On November 28 to 30, 2011 more than 500 people came together from across the country and across the sector to be part of the first National Summit for the Charitable and Nonprofit Sector.
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 across Canada and around the world.
Read the National Summit Report!
It includes outcomes, with feedback from participants collected through the evaluation, and next steps for each of the priority areas.
Relive the Summit!
Learn about the National Summit Priorities and view key resources including presentations, speeches, and articles.
Sign up for our e-updates relating to the National Engagement Strategy and learn what the sector has done since the Summit.
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