Time to celebrate the third annual Nonprofit Appreciation Week!

Each day, Ontarians across the province are supported by organizations and staff who are at the heart of the nonprofit sector. From youth employment services to environmental groups, from child care and kids recreational programs to local art galleries, from gender-based violence services to food banks — nonprofits improve lives for all Ontarians.

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Driven by ideals, passion and values, you’ll find these champions on the frontline of every community in Canada

Millions of Canadians seek them out when they cannot manage alone anymore. These champions address real issues in people’s lives, innovating, supporting and standing with them through profound change. They empower and advocate for their clients, providing value beyond money.

We are speaking, of course, about the professionals who work in Canada’s not-for-profit and charitable sectors. The Bhayana Family Foundation is committed to recognizing their incredible impact.

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2.4 MILLION
Canadians work in the charitable and non-profit sector.*

The sector contributes 8.5% of Canada’s GDP
That’s more than the auto, mining, retail, transportation, accommodation and food services industries.*

The non-profit workforce is more highly educated than the rest of the labour force.**

*Source: https://www150.statcan.gc.ca/n1/daily-quotidien/190305/dq190305a-eng.htm
**Source: https://chimp.net/blog/canadas-charitable-sector-is-growing-but-it-needs-more-support/
***Source: https://www.councilofnonprofits.org/economic-impact



Why do we need a National Day of Recognition in Canada?

Frontline Champions are the employees who help people through some of the direst of circumstances to create experiences that spark joy and happiness. There are 2.4 million people who work in Canada’s nonprofit sector. Most, if not all of us, know someone who has benefited from their work.


It’s time for a National Day of Recognition!

To learn more about the Case for a Day of Recognition, please download the PDF here.

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