Sector Source is the next generation of our long standing Nonprofit Library and the Insurance and Liability Resource Centre for Nonprofits website. The consolidated site allows sector practitioners can access resources quickly and more effectively.
Resources for the charitable and nonprofit sector
Our sector is complex and diverse, but we all have similar core operational concerns. Sector Source is a place for you to get targeted information, big picture content and engage with the issues.
Capacity building to meet your unique organizational needs
- Managing an Organization provides selected lists of resources that drill down into Topic Guides and sub-topics such as strategic planning, succession planning, risk management, and common operational policies.
- The Standards Resources section matches individual Standards with resources that address those individual issues, cutting down your research time.
- The Training and Events listing features training and event opportunities from around the sector nationally and locally.
- Library Search - Featuring a simple keyword and advanced search to find all forms of literature and research from videos to library books (Imagine Canada members and Standards participants may borrow the library books).
- Research and Impact - This section highlights all the essential pieces of research relevant to our sector (produced by Imagine Canada and other publishers). This includes the Sector Monitor, the Canada Survey of Giving and Volunteering suite of research, and much more!
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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