Sector Source: resources for the charitable sector

Sector Source is where you can find tools and research to develop your organization’s core operations.

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Targeted literature and tools to build your organizational capacity 

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Sector Research, Stats & Facts

Research about Canadian Charities 

With over 170,000 charitable and nonprofit organizations in Canada (85,000 of these are registered charities) the charitable and nonprofit sector contributes an average of 8.1% of total Canadian GDP. That’s more than the retail trade industry and close to the value of the mining, oil and gas extraction industry.

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Giving Statistics

84% of Canadians aged 15 and over (about 23.8 million Canadians) donated to charitable and nonprofit organizations. 

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Canadians and Volunteering

In the latest stats a total of 2 billion hours were volunteered, the equivalent of 1.1 million full time jobs. 47% of Canadians (or over 13 million) aged 15 and over volunteer.

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