Celebrating the Invisible Champions who Transform Human Lives

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.*

More than

13 MILLION

people volunteer, the equivalent of 1.1 million jobs.*

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

The sector contributes 8.5% of Canada’s GDP

That’s more than the auto, mining, retail, transportation, accommodation and food services industries.*

If the global non-profit sector were a country, it would have the sixteenth largest economy in the world, according to GDP data compiled by the World Bank.***

Most importantly

They enrich our lives in so many areas, from health care to sports, the arts, social services, education, international development and the environment.

*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

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