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Standards Program - Mission & Goals
Mission & Goals
Mission: To build excellence within Canada’s charities and nonprofits through common standards of practice and to strengthen confidence in the sector.
- Help Canadian charities and nonprofits improve their practices in five foundational areas: board governance, financial accountability & transparency, ethical fundraising, staff management, and volunteer involvement.
- Increase the transparency of charities and nonprofits in these foundational areas.
- Recognize organizations that meet the standards.
- Strengthen public confidence in individual charitable and nonprofit organizations and the sector as a whole.
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